While some people are more at risk than others for kidney disease, it’s important to know there are some things you can control. Though you can’t change your family history, race or age, you can reduce the chances of developing other conditions that can lead to kidney disease—including diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease—through lifestyle changes.read more
Kidney Today from the American Kidney Fund brings you voices from the fight against kidney disease—patients, their loved ones, renal professionals and many others.
A diagnosis of kidney failure is life-changing. Because kidney failure has no cure, patients need dialysis or a transplant to live, and the vast majority of patients will be on dialysis.read more
Five years ago I learned that my kidneys had failed and I would need to start dialysis to survive. Soon after, I found myself dealing with the sudden death of my mother. Dealing with these two sudden, devastating events at the same time was very challenging and I wasn’t sure how to make things work.read more
I’ve had kidney disease for half my life, and I have worked hard to do what I needed to in spite of it—graduating high school, college and graduate school, and pursuing my career in education.read more