American Diabetes Association and Renalytix Partner to Prioritize Kidney Health in Type 2 Diabetes Population

Press release

American Diabetes Association and Renalytix Partner to Prioritize Kidney Health in Type 2 Diabetes Population

National program establishes early care management, technology innovation and large health system engagement as a strategic priority for supporting the 34 million U.S. individuals living with diabetes

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) and Renalytix (NASDAQ: RNLX) (LSE: RENX) announced today a joint program to improve overall kidney health in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the United States, which is expected to grow to 60 million individuals by 2060. The program intends to drive early detection and risk informed care delivery to delay disease progression, reduce dialysis starts and improve overall health of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with diabetes nationally.  

“Early identification and risk-informed care are critical to better health outcomes,” said Dr. Nuha El Sayed, Vice President of Health Care Improvement at the American Diabetes Association. “Our work together will support the care of people with diabetes through primary care providers.”

Together, ADA and Renalytix will convene experts to advise and develop a comprehensive interprofessional risk-informed Diabetes Kidney Care Pathway and Model for optimal clinical treatment and risk reduction. ADA and Renalytix will work together to define a plan for a second phase of the program to scale and deploy the model across multiple systems nationally. That effort will leverage milestones, KPI, metrics, and ongoing evaluation of the Pathway’s effectiveness in changing outcomes for people with diabetes living with or at-risk for CKD.

“This program combines technology, hospital system population health engagement and leading clinical experts to drive optimized care management at the earliest possible stage of kidney disease where better outcomes and cost control can be maximized,” said James McCullough, CEO of Renalytix. “For the individuals with diabetes and kidney disease this is a powerful, comprehensive and bold model to engage this devastating disease beginning in primary care and close the gaps in our front-line care.” 

The number of adults with diagnosed diabetes is expected to reach 60 million by 2060 in the United States alone, with up to 40 percent expected to develop chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is a silent disease, that each year kills more people than breast and prostate cancer alone.

About Kidney Disease
Kidney disease is now recognized as a public health epidemic affecting over 850 million people globally. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 15% of US adults, or 37 million people, currently have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Further, the CDC reports that 9 out of 10 adults with CKD do not know they have it and one out of two people with very low kidney function who are not on dialysis do not know they have CKD.1 Kidney disease is referred to as a "silent killer" because it often has no symptoms and can go undetected until a very advanced stage. Each year kidney disease kills more people than breast and prostate cancer.2 Every day, 13 patients in the United States die while waiting for a kidney transplant.3

Sources
1 https://www.cdc.gov/kidneydisease/publications-resources/ckd-national-facts.html
2 https://www.nicresearch.com/clinical-research-necessary-nephrology/ 
3 https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/  

# # #
 

Press contacts

Download Press Materials

File size - 146.65 KB | PDF

About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people living with diabetes thrive. For 81 years the ADA has driven discovery and research to treat, manage, and prevent diabetes while working relentlessly for a cure. Through advocacy, program development, and education we aim to improve the quality of life for the nearly 122 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes has brought us together. What we do next will make us Connected for Life. To learn more or to get involved, visit us at diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight with us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Spanish Facebook (Asociación Americana de la Diabetes), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn). 

About Renalytix
Renalytix (NASDAQ: RNLX) (LSE: RENX) is the global founder and leader in the new field of bioprognosisTM for kidney health. The company has engineered a new solution that successfully enables early-stage chronic kidney disease, progression risk assessment. The Company’s lead product, KidneyIntelX, has been granted Breakthrough Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is designed to help make significant improvements in kidney disease prognosis, transplant management, clinical care, patient stratification for drug clinical trials, and drug target discovery (visit www.kidneyintelx.com). For more information, visit www.renalytix.com.

About KidneyIntelX 
KidneyIntelX, is a first-of-kind solution that enables early-stage diabetic kidney diseases (DKD) progression risk assessment by combining diverse data inputs, including validated blood-based biomarkers, inherited genetics, and personalized patient data from electronic health record, or EHR, systems, and employs a proprietary algorithm to generate a unique patient risk score. This patient risk score enables prediction of progressive kidney function decline in CKD, allowing physicians and healthcare systems to optimize the allocation of treatments and clinical resources to patients at highest risk.

UK Investor Contact:
Walbrook PR Limited
Paul McManus / Lianne Applegarth
Tel: 020 7933 8780 or renalytix@walbrookpr.com
Mob: 07980 541 893 / 07584 391 303

US Investor Contact:
CapComm Partners
Peter DeNardo
investors@renalytix.com
415-389-6400

Media Contacts:
United States:
Chloe Beaudoin
Renalytix
(207) 333-7947
cbeaudoin@renalytix.com 

Outside of the United States:
Walbrook PR Limited    
Paul McManus / Lianne Applegarth
Tel: 020 7933 8780 or renalytix@walbrookpr.com
Mob: 07980 541 893 / 07584 391 303