Kidney Care Advocates Praise Biden For Pulling Third-Party Payer Rule

Author: AKF staff  |  Posted:

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

What’s new in Kidney Kitchen®

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

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

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

Take care of your body because it’s the only one you get

Author: Octavia Sallie  |  Posted:

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

Don’t let life’s curveballs strike you out

Author: Candie Gagne  |  Posted:

As a former chief hospital corpsman in the Navy, I didn’t expect to be on the receiving end of care. I was healthy my entire life—never in a million years did I think my kidneys would fail me, leaving my body desperately needing a transplant from a stranger. But these earth-shattering surprises did occur, not only to me, but to my husband as well. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney transplant
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