Blog Posts: Living With Kidney Disease

New to kidney disease? Nine things you should do. AKF Staff  |  Posted
Patient with doctor

A diagnosis of kidney disease often comes as a shock, but you don’t have to face it alone. Our Facebook community includes thousands of people who are living with kidney disease or kidney failure. We recently asked what advice they would give someone who is newly diagnosed.

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I am not my disease: life as a dialysis mom Cortney Smith  |  Posted
Cortney Smith

Anytime we hear about someone who suffers from a chronic disease, it’s easy to use the disease as a label to describe the person: “There's so and so, she has cancer,” or “He’s a diabetic.” Everyone is guilty of doing this at one time or another, and I have noticed that many doctors unknowingly make this mistake, too.

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Kidney disease and African-Americans AKF Staff  |  Posted
Kidney disease and African-Americans infograph

Kidney disease and kidney failure affect African-Americans more than any other race or ethnicity. Nearly 1 in 3 of Americans with kidney failure is African-American. Learn more about this silent killer from our infographic. The good news: most cases of kidney disease could be prevented by controlling diabetes and high blood pressure, the two leading causes of kidney disease.

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Pro hockey players win for AKF AKF staff  |  Posted
Mike Embach

Whenever the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Komets professional hockey team took to the ice in December, they played to win—both to improve their standing in the ECHL league and to raise money to help kidney patients across the country.

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Five steps to make sure you’re ready for winter weather Heather Jordan, MPH  |  Posted
Winter weather preparedness

With winter weather on the way, it’s especially important to be prepared to take care of yourself in case the weather prevents you from getting to your dialysis center. There are some simple steps you can take to make sure you are prepared and have access to the things you need to stay healthy in the event of a winter storm.

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