Blog Posts: Kidney Failure

A dietitian’s guide to protein for dialysis patients Carolyn Feibig, M.S., R.D., L.D.  |  Posted
Protein for dialysis patients

Protein is a building block that is necessary for life! Food has three macronutrients—protein, carbohydrates, and fat. These macronutrients are the building blocks that make up our food and they provide us with energy, called calories. Protein can come from animal sources like meat, poultry, eggs and dairy, or from plant sources like beans, grains and nuts.

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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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