Blog Posts: Healthy Living

Infographic: Your kidneys and diabetes AKF Staff  |  Posted
Diabetes and kidney disease infographic

Diabetes is a disease that causes your body to have trouble making or using insulin, a hormone that helps your body turn sugar from the foods you eat into energy. When your body doesn't use insulin the way it should, too much sugar stays in your blood.

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Growing up with kidney failure Riley Crowder  |  Posted
Riley Crowder

Ever since I was four years old, I have been living with kidney failure. My experiences led me to pursue a master’s degree and become a Child Life Specialist—someone who normalizes the hospital environment for children and their families.

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More minority organ donors are needed Clive O. Callender, M.D.  |  Posted
A group of African and Hispanic women

National Minority Awareness Day has since become National Minority Awareness Week, and we observe it the first week of August every year. This special observance honors minorities who have been donors, and encourages others to register as donors and take better care of their health in order to reduce the number needing a transplant. The number one problem in transplantation remains the shortage of organs.

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