In conjunction with World Kidney Day, we organised Listen to Your Kidneys on 11 March 2018 at NKF’s HQ. Kidney experts helped clear misconceptions and shared tips to protect the kidneys from kidney failure through an interactive forum, Busting Kidney Myths. There were also a kidney screening, kidney workout and a talk to dispel myths and learn practical tips for healthier food choices. Over 600 people from all walks of life participated in this meaningful event.
You may not notice any symptoms or feel sick as kidney failure is known as a silent killer. Learn how to identify early warning signs and protect your kidneys through professional tips shared by leading nephrologists and our dietician and exercise specialists.
|8.00am to 12.30pm||Kidney Screening||Carpark|
|8.00am to 12.30pm||Multi-sensory Guided Tour||Kidney Health Education Bus (Carpark)
Kidney Discovery Centre (Level 2)
Kim Keat Dialysis Centre (Level 3)
|9.00am to 9.40am||Kidney Workout||Level 4 Gym|
|9.30am to 10.30am||Busting Kidney Myths||Level 2 Auditorium|
|10.30am to 11.10am||Kidney Workout||Level 4 Gym|
|10.40am to 11.25am||True or False||Level 2 Auditorium|
|11.30am to 12.30pm||Busting Kidney Myths||Level 2 Auditorium|
Busting Kidney Myths
Through this interactive session, we will clear misconceptions about the kidneys and share tips on how to protect them from kidney failure.
Special guest speakers:
Dr Lim Eng Kuang, Consultant, Department of Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Dr Gan Shien Wen Sheryl, Consultant, Renal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital
True or False
How do our lifestyles and eating habits affect the risk of getting kidney disease? Learn in a fun way towards healthy eating in relation to kidney disease prevention! We will clarify diet myths in this nutrition talk. You will also learn practical eating tips on making healthier food choices.
This session consists of 10-15 minutes talk and 30-40 minutes low impact moderate intensity full body aerobic-based exercise with strengthening exercises which target cardiovascular endurance and resistance training. The talk highlights the importance of using exercise in managing diabetes and hypertension which lower the risk of kidney failure.
Please be dressed in light exercise attire for the workout.
Kidney Screening (Limited slots, pre-registration required)
Get screened for risk factors for kidney disease!
Screening Test Components:
- Serum Creatinine (to determine the state of your kidney health)
- Body Mass Index
- Blood Pressure
- Urine Analysis
- Fasting Blood Glucose
- Fasting Cholesterol Profile
- Waist Measurement
Terms & Conditions:
- Must be 21 years old and above
- Minimum 10-hour fasting required (only plain water is allowed)
- Health screening is open to public
- Walk-ins are welcome but do expect longer waiting time
Based on the Ministry of Health guidelines, tests are determined by medical and/or family history of Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease including hypertension, stroke, obesity and kidney disease.
Multi-sensory Guided Tours (8am – 12.30pm)
Learn and understand kidney disease and preventive measures through fun and interactive exhibits!
Kidney Discovery Centre (KDC)
Kim Keat Dialysis Centre
Kidney Health Education Bus
Games Booths and Bazaar (8 am – 12.30 pm)
Have fun at the games booths and win an exciting goodie bag!
How to Get There – Free Shuttle Bus Service
Every 30 minutes interval from:
Novena MRT Exit B (Office Lobby)
First bus at 7.30am, Last bus at 11.00am
First bus at 9.00am, Last bus at 1.00pm
For drivers, you can park at any of the carparks indicated on the map.