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Dialysis and a New APP


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 … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Nutrition Labels


Here it is!  The Nutrition Label explained especially for dialysis patients!  Yay! Thank you to the persons who produced this.  Their names are at the bottom-right on the picture.  I’m in a hurry right now but I’ll be sure to give … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Nutrition


The Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center held a really good telephone conference last week about Nutritional issues for dialysis patients. On this call, Sara Colman-Carlson, Nutrition Manager of DaVita.com, addresses the important nutrients kidney patients need to monitor in order … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Stages of Kidney Disease


Update  05-30-14:   I found this graphic at “KidneyBuzz”.  Very well done.  CLICK HERE to see it.  I came across this great graphic illustrating the stages of kidney disease.  Unfortunately I can’t tell who created and published it so I can … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Good Foods


I found a great posting in Davita.com under their Diet and Nutrition page that identifies the 15 Healthy Foods for dialysis patients.  The links herein are to the Davita website.  So here they are… 1. Red bell peppers 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Nutrition Labels


The National Kidney Foundation is involved with the FDA on some proposed changes to nutrition labels that will benefit kidney patients.  Read about it by CLICKING HERE.   As it stands, there’s a great deal of information on a nutrition label … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the Holidays


(I originally posted this last year and, like Christmas, it’s that time of year again! Enjoy!) ‘Tis the season to be eating! At every turn, we’ll be faced with the questions like, “What can I eat?” and “What can I … Continue reading

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What Was I Drinking…er…Thinking


Originally posted on Bob Northam:
Bob Here. So this dialysis patient goes into a bar and orders a beer, right? The bartender says, “That’ll be eight dollars. You know,” he continues, “we don’t get many dialysis patients in here.” The…

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Dialysis and Phosphorus Control


(Scroll to the bottom for updates) This week (Dec. 2012) my labs showed my phosphorus at 5.0. (A normal phosphorus level is 3.5 to 5.5 mg/dL)  It’s a personal best so now I feel I can blog about it.  My … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Drinking


Here’s a really good posting about consuming alcohol for kidney patients from the Renal Support Network.  Read it here. I find that it’s not the alcohol that I have to worry about, it’s the mixers.  Fortunately I enjoy Vodka Gimlets … Continue reading

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