Chronic kidney disease is a good illustration of why I say, everybody should know also their blood sugar and their blood pressure better than they know their height and weight. Weight and height, don’t tell the internal story of our health status. Reduced blood pressure (1/3 adults have elevated blood pressure) and blood glucose can easily be quantified biomarkers indicating medical care and lifestyle modifications are necessary immediately. CKD is an unfortunate fallout of unchecked biomarkers. According to the American Kidney Fund, heredity is regarded as just 2 percent of kidney disease. Safe to say, lifestyle is the major contributing element.