DaVita Shares Resources for Managing Diabetes and Kidney Disease

  DaVita Shares Resources for Managing Diabetes and Kidney Disease

                  Diabetes a leading cause of kidney disease

Business Wire

DENVER -- November 6, 2013

November is National Diabetes Month and DaVita®, a division of DaVita
HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care
services, shares tips and resources about managing diabetes and kidney

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney disease, which is the eighth
leading cause of death in the U.S. According to a study by the National Kidney
Foundation™, kidney disease is still significantly under diagnosed among those
with diabetes.

“With the right knowledge and education, diabetes does not have to result in
kidney disease,” said Erika Compost, DaVita facility administrator and Kidney
Smart^SM educator. “Getting tested early may actually prevent kidney failure.”

One in 10 adults age 20 or older in the U.S. has kidney disease. DaVita offers
a free, online risk assessment quiz – which takes only 60 seconds – at
DaVita.com/KidneyAware as a way to educate the public about the risk factors
that can lead to kidney disease.

For those looking to manage their diabetes through diet, DaVita offers
additional meal planning tools and recipes at DaVita.com/Cookbook.

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks
of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.

About DaVita

DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune
500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of
health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and
abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita
delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end
stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients’ quality of life by
innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans,
personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of
September 30, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at
2,042 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving
approximately 166,000 patients. The company also operated 66  outpatient
dialysis centers located in ten countries outside the United States. DaVita
supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change
in communities around the world. The company’s leadership development
initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune,
Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit


Kate Wilson Stabrawa, 303-876-7527
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