How have we identified potential participants?
Local doctors have reviewed existing blood and urine test results which show some evidence that invited individuals have protein in the urine or reduced kidney function in the past. Most people are probably already aware of this, but may not be, and it is also possible that the protein in the urine or reduced kidney function is no longer present.
Potential participants have therefore been invited to a study appointment to test their blood and urine again, and to discuss taking part in the study.
The scientists need a range of people to join the study, including those with only early signs of kidney disease risk as well as people who have already seen a kidney doctor.
Participants do not have to have diabetes to take part, in fact the study needs lots of people with and without diabetes to join.