Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Education

A caution about self-medication for kidney patients

Self medication
Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

While seeking out information is an important part of being empowered to fight kidney disease, the internet is full of doubtful claims and outright false information. Separating fact from fiction—and understanding that supplements and alternative drugs can interact with prescribed drugs or cause harm in other ways—is especially important for kidney patients. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Education, News, Research, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living

Community wellness for an at-risk population in Santa Barbara

Dr. Michael Fisher, nephrologist
Author: Michael Fisher, M.D.  |  Posted:

Throughout my career as a nephrologist, I’ve taken a keen interest in rising rates of diabetes among children and what that means for their future health, since diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. And I’ve been especially focused on how this manifests itself in Hispanic communities, both in South America and in Santa Barbara, California, where I live. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Education, Kidney disease prevention

Diabetes education and kidney health: Coaching to prevent kidney disease

TMF HQI diabetes health educator
Author: Debra Nell Williams, M.D.  |  Posted:

The American Kidney Fund has partnered with the TMF Health Quality Institute to incorporate kidney disease education into Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) classes taught by diabetes health educators using AKF’s Kidney Health Coach program. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney Health Coach, Education, AKF programs, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living

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