The AAKP came up with this helpful bit of Andriod technology…
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS LAUNCHES NEW APP TO HELP PATIENTS WITH NUTRITIONAL NEEDS
“On July 24, the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) launched the AAKP Nutrition Guide App for all Android-based devices. The FREE App is an electronic version of the AAKP Nutrition Counter, which provides the nutrient values of more than 300 commonly consumed foods, as well as many fast food restaurant options. Nutritional values available include carbohydrates, fat, saturated fat, protein, calories, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus. These nutritional values are closely monitored in individuals with chronic kidney disease. The AAKP Nutrition App provides a convenient tool that allows patients to instantly find how foods can be incorporated into a diet and appropriate serving sizes.
The new mobile application is the latest addition to a portfolio of free, robust web tools AAKP has available for kidney patients including: the HealthLine series featuring live and recorded webinars; AAKP MyHealth – an online personal health record featuring the latest Nutrition Tracker component; and an online listing of kidney disease support groups. Android smartphone users can download the AAKP Nutrition Guide App by visiting the Apps Store on their phones or by visiting the direct link at:
Thanks to AAKP for providing this useful app for kidney patients! I’m sorry it took me so long to find it and post about it! If you have an Android device, this might help you manage your foods.
I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I could be hooked up to a machine that would clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I went to a dialysis center and had too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passed through a process where it was cleaned and the fluid was removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time.
In November 2017, I received a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. My life went into overdrive. With a "new" functioning kidney, I no longer had to go to a dialysis center and my days were not open to be lived rather than recovering from dialysis which meant dialyzing for three days and resting for 4 days a week. I work full-time and often 50 hours per week. It is something I never imagined. I highly recommend it! HeeHee
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Sadly cannot install this in UK 😦