Protein: Who needs it anyway? You do!

Friday, June 16, 2017 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Speaker: Carolyn Feibig, MS, RD, LD,

Topics: Diet Dialysis Nutrition

Please note that certificates of attendance are available only to health professionals who attend the live airing of the webinar.

Protein (measured as “albumin” on lab tests) is an important nutrient for dialysis patients that many patients struggle with. Learn more about what protein really does for your body, and how the foods you eat can help boost your levels! You may be surprised that protein can play a large role in your overall health.

In our webinar led by renal dietitian, Carolyn Feibig, learn more about:

  1. What protein (albumin) is, why it is important, and how you can improve your levels.
  2. How fluid affects your protein levels.
  3. Tips for boosting your protein levels.

Speaker

Carolyn Feibig, MS, RD, LD

Carolyn is originally from Saint Louis, MO and has been a dietitian in the Washington, D.C. area since 2011.  Currently, she is the Kidney Transplant Dietitian at The George Washington University Hospital. Prior to her current role, she worked for a dialysis company as a dietitian. She found her passion for renal nutrition when her nephew was born with only one kidney.  In her career she seeks out opportunities to educate the general public about the importance of early detection of kidney disease and the importance of a healthy diet for kidney health. She currently volunteers with the American Kidney Fund, the National Kidney Foundation, and is on the NKF’s Capital Area Medical Advisory Board. Currently she is working with George Mason University, the University of DC, and the American Kidney Fund on a diet compliance research grant for dialysis patients.  In her spare time you can find Carolyn walking all over Washington, D.C. taking pictures searching for new and delicious restaurants or farmers markets.