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.
Did you know that keeping a healthy weight after a kidney transplant is just as important as keeping a healthy weight before transplant? If you missed our webinar on managing weight both pre- and post-transplant, catch up on the highlights in our webinar recap blog post. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Healthy living, Kidney transplant
One way to fight kidney disease is through watching what you eat. Making easy changes to common Hispanic foods can give a healthy boost to recipes the whole family enjoys. Learn more about Kidney-friendly Hispanic food for people with diabetes on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Kidney Kitchen, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living
For individuals living with diabetes—the leading cause of kidney failure—the approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the diabetes medicine canagliflozin (brand name INVOKANA®) to treat diabetic kidney disease and reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease is cause for optimism. READ MORE >>TOPICS: News, Research, Kidney disease prevention
Julie from AKF's Health Initiatives team screens people for kidney disease and its risk factors at events across the U.S. In a Kidney Today blog post, she tells us the top 5 reasons people give for why they don't get screened—and why you should even if you feel the same way. READ MORE >>TOPICS: AKF programs, Education, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living
My name is Beth Nalker, and I’m fortunate to call myself Henry’s mother. When Henry was diagnosed at age five with progressive kidney disease by doctors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, my husband and I learned that our family had begun a lifelong journey involving Henry’s kidneys. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney failure
My name is Henry Nalker and I was born with a rare disorder called Joubert syndrome, which is a neurological disorder that can also involve kidney, retina and/or liver disease. At age five, my family and I found out that I have a progressive form of kidney disease genetically linked to my Joubert syndrome. READ MORE >>TOPICS: AKF programs, Living with kidney disease, Stories