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
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.
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
As a child growing up in the south of France, in Corsica—a beautiful Island just north Sardinia—my single mom did everything she could to teach me how to be a better person, healthy, active, and to give back to people who needed it. We didn’t know that I was about to become the person who needed it. READ MORE >>TOPICS:
In 2017 we saw the devastating effects of hurricanes on dialysis patients in Texas, Puerto Rico and other affected areas. Now, as Hurricane Florence begins its assault on the Carolinas, we’re again prepared to help. Mike Spigler, AKF’s vice president of patients services and kidney disease education, explains the special challenges that dialysis patients face during a natural disaster. READ MORE >>TOPICS: AKF programs, Disaster Relief, Living with kidney disease
We don't always know when disaster will strike. Natural disasters like hurricanes, tornados, floods, earthquakes and wildfires often mean evacuating to a safe location, which carries special challenges for dialysis patients who need to get their treatments. Our infographic has some tips to help you be prepared. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Infographics, Disaster Relief, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic kidney disease that affects approximately 600,000 people in the United States and accounts for about 2% of all new kidney failure cases annually. Share this infographic and other information about PKD on social media. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Infographics, Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living