The Biden administration recently withdrew an unreleased draft rule on end-stage renal disease conditions of coverage that was expected to address the controversial issue of whether insurers must accept premium payments from third-party charities -- a move quickly applauded by kidney care advocates, although the rule could resurface. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Dialysis, Advocacy and policy, News, Charitable premium assistance
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.
Many people ring in the new year with a promise to make healthier choices. If you have kidney disease, one of the best things you can do to manage or even slow down the progression of the disease is to eat and drink healthy, kidney-friendly foods and fluids. AKF's Kidney Kitchen® is a great resource to help you get started, and we’ve cooked up some exciting updates over the past few months to help you conquer your New Year’s resolution. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Kidney Kitchen, Diet, Healthy eating, Nutrition, Healthy living
1 in 10 Americans has #diabetes, the leading cause of kidney disease. Over time, diabetes can damage the blood vessels in your kidneys, which is known as diabetic kidney disease. Learn more on our blog, and be sure to catch up on our diabetic kidney disease webinar. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living
Willie dedicated much of her career to giving back to people who came from backgrounds similar to hers. She loved the opportunity to help people, but when she started facing health problems, she realized she needed to help herself. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney failure
Jeremy and Drew Smith are brothers and best friends who do everything together, including kidney transplant surgery. Jeremy donated his #kidney to Drew last month, after a successful KidneyNation fundraising campaign that raised money for AKF's programs as a tribute to Drew before the surgery. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure
LeighAnn's husband received a kidney transplant in 2011 and he has been living a pretty normal life since the surgery. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. and their family. Read her story on fighting COVID-19 while protecting her immunocompromised husband from it READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Kidney transplant
With a long family history of diabetes, I’m sad to say that I wasn’t entirely surprised by my personal diagnosis in 2003. When thinking back to that year and everything that followed, the phrase “hindsight is 20/20” comes to mind. Why didn’t I take better care of my body knowing my family has a history of diabetes? How did I let my diabetes get so out of control? READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease, Stories, Healthy living