Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Living with kidney disease

It’s not just about you: Get vaccinated for those of us who can’t develop antibodies

Author: Alysia Yamasaki  |  Posted:

"As things begin to reopen and more and more people are resuming normal life, I am reminded that my body is not like others. I know that I have to trust myself, be safe and unapologetically ask the question, “Are you vaccinated?” when I am unsure of someone’s status...I know this is my new normal—but does it have to be this way?" - Alysia, AKF Ambassador. Read more on our blog. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF Ambassador, Kidney transplant, Stories, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease

Faces of gout: Ellery P.

Author: Ellery P.  |  Posted:

To learn more about the connection between kidney disease and gout, visit AKF’s Goutful campaign at KidneyFund.org/gout. Goutful education content is made possible by Horizon Therapeutics. The following is a letter patient Kyle C. wrote to the medical community detailing the impact gout has had on his life. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Gout, Faces of Gout, Stories, Living with kidney disease

The Atlantic Health Summit: AKF joins national conversation on health equity

Author: Deidre Nelms  |  Posted:

LaVarne Burton, American Kidney Fund President and CEO, participated in The Atlantic Health Summit in a panel discussion on “The Power of Patient Advocacy.” She discussed the need to address the disproportionate impact of kidney disease on communities of color, listen to diverse groups of patients about their experiences and correct longstanding racial biases in kidney disease detection. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease

Navigating nutrients: Helpful vs. harmful potassium

Author: Dr. Blake Shusterman  |  Posted:

Like many of us, Kidney Kitchen contributor Dr. Blake Shusterman loves high-potassium foods like bananas, sweet potatoes and avocados. If you're someone who gets confused by one-size-fits-all potassium recommendations for people with kidney disease, check out his latest guest blog post to help you navigate this nutrient READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney Kitchen, Diet, Nutrition, Healthy eating, Living with kidney disease

Faces of gout: Theresa C.

Author: Theresa C., RN  |  Posted:

In recognition of National Gout Awareness Day on May 22, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) is sharing stories of people living with both kidney disease and gout, as well as educational resources on managing and treating this chronic and painful type of arthritis. Here is a letter patient Theresa C. wrote to her coworkers detailing the impact gout has had on her life. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Gout, Faces of Gout, Healthy living, Stories, Living with kidney disease

AKF Ambassador takes her living kidney donor journey to the airwaves

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

AKF Ambassador and radio host Elizabeth Kay is on a mission to donate her kidney so her mother-in-law can one through the paired exchange program. She updates her listeners about her journey on the air and says the support they've shown “has been overwhelming.” READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Living Donor Protection Report Card, AKF Ambassador, Kidney transplant

Know Your Kidneys™: Preventing and slowing the progression of diabetic kidney disease

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

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

Jeremy and Drew Smith: Brothers, best friends and the perfect match

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

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
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