In the midst of the COVID pandemic, the kidney community got a hopeful glimpse into innovations in treating kidney failure at the Virtual KidneyX Summit that introduced six winners in Phase 2 of the competition to “Redesign Dialysis.” READ MORE >>TOPICS: Education, Advocacy and policy, Healthy living
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.
Do you struggle to find the motivation to cook over a hot stove or grill during the summer? We've got you covered! Check out our latest blog post for tricks that will allow you stay cool in the kitchen and keep cooking kidney-friendly meals all summer long. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Diet, Healthy eating, Nutrition, Healthy living
Your renal dietitian can work with you to create a meal plan that you'll want to follow, and sticking to that plan is key to managing your kidney disease or kidney failure. Learn more about this important member of your care team on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Diet, Healthy eating, Nutrition
Americans of color are in the midst of a perfect storm. Not the good kind of perfect, but the terrible, most awful kind of perfect: bad things colliding and combining into something far bigger and far worse than the sum of its parts. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease
If you've recently been diagnosed with kidney disease, you should schedule an appointment with a nephrologist. Your nephrologist will help you understand your condition, develop a treatment plan for you and connect you with additional resources. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Dialysis, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living, Kidney failure
It has been extremely challenging at times." Dr. Sagar Nigwekar, a nephrologist and former AKF Clinical Scientist in Nephrology fellow, shared how his hospital is handling the increased number of people needing dialysis because of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Dialysis, Kidney failure
AKF Ambassador Patrick Gee had a kidney transplant in 2017. "Three years and a global pandemic later, my life was on the line because of the immunosuppressive medicines I take to stop my body from rejecting my transplanted kidney." Read how he survived COVID-19 on our blog READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure