There’s a very good presentation from the DPC Education Center with audio and slides that describes the relationship of kidney function, calcium, the thyroid gland, and bones. I found it very help in my understand of bone density and kidney disease.
From the DPC Education Center website:
The DPC Education Center recently developed an online classroom on bone & mineral disease for dialysis patients. One topic the classroom focuses on is Vitamin D and its many benefits. Vitamin D balances calcium and phosphorus, regulates parathyroid hormone (PTH) production, helps build strong bones, and prevents rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Receptors in the kidney turn Vitamin D into its active form, calciferol, but the kidneys of dialysis patients are unable to perform this function. This helps explain why almost all dialysis patients are Vitamin D-deficient.
You can view it by CLICKING HERE
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The Renal Support Network has a great resource called, “Kidney Talk”. From their website…
KidneyTalk is an online bi-weekly, half-hour radio talk show featuring RSN Founder & President Lori Hartwell. All shows (over 200 of them!) are available 24hrs a day and can be downloaded for free any time from the iTunes store.
Complete KidneyTalk Interview Index
I encourage you to go there if you’re in search of news and information about kidney disease.
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This is the “cooking season” and a question I often get from kidney patients is, “What can I eat?”. We’re often told what we can’t eat but rarely what we can. Here’s a link to the Davita Recipes which are renal (kidney) friendly. Enjoy…
Also, here’s a great site for Renal Friendly and Diabetic recipes: Re-Dial Diet.
Re-Dial Diet also has some great ideas for this period between the holidays. See September Re-Dial.
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