We’re in the process of organizing evidence-based healthy lifestyle resources…thank you for your patience as we present to you some links in rather hap-hazard way below.
☂ From here down are dialysis related resources: Community, Nutrition, Organizations & More
We hope you find this list helpful. Please note that we cannot ensure the accuracy of information found on other Web sites.
Email us at if you have favorite resources you’d add to the list below.
- Facebook Group: I Hate Dialysis
- Facebook Group: Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplant
- Facebook Group: Dialysis Discussion Uncensored
- Facebook Group: Dialysis & Kidney Disease
- Facebook Group: Kidney Support: Dialysis,Transplants, Donors and Recipients
- American Association of Kidney Patients has a list of renal support groups by state
You probably know how much your food choices influence your health…so, we hope you can take the time to find the foods that nourish your body as well as appetite! If you have the ability, talk to a renal nutritionist to help define what foods are appropriate for you. Meanwhile, here’s some links that we hope help.
★ KEY: Keep your home full of shelf-stable (stuff that doesn’t go rotten) healthy foods so everyday life is easier.
- A range of kidney disease friendly cookbooks, from seasonal to slowcooker
- List of 15 best foods for kidney disease
- Snacks for diabetics with renal failure
- Snacks for a kidney diet
- Low potassium food list
- Kidney Disease Cooking Made Easier facebook group
- Check here to see if there’s a farmers market near you
- Thrive Market delivers shelf-stable foods straight to your door at wholesale prices with discounts for Low-Income Families, Veterans, Teachers, and Students
💎PATIENT & FAMILY RESOURCES
The National Kidney Foundation has compiled a list of resources that you may find helpful. Direct links are below.
- Find Health Care Providers, Services, Statistics
- Insurance Resources
- Prescription Assistance – New Resource to Save You Money
- Other Financial Resources
- Education and Employment Resources
- Clinical Trials
- Transplant Organizations
- Living Donation Resources
- Family and Care Partner Resources
- Medical Jewelry
- Older Adult Resources
- Other Kidney Organizations
Other resources we found were helpful are below:
The iChoose Kidney mobile app and website – – serve as a decision support tool for nephrologists, primary care physicians, social workers, nurses, and/or patient educators to use with ESRD patients to help improve informed decision making for kidney failure treatment options. Risk prediction models for mortality on dialysis or kidney transplantation are presented.
|This AHRQ Patient Safety YouTube features videos of evidence-based training programs used by U.S. hospitals to improve care quality through effective communications and teamwork.|
Renal Support Network empowers people who have kidney disease to become knowledgeable about their illness, proactive in their care, hopeful about their future and make friendships that last a lifetime
|Patients like me gathers stories, data, list of medications to help further research for specific diagnosis. There’s an area for chronic kidney disease.|
The Kidney & Urology Foundation focuses on care and support of the patient, the concerns of those at risk, education for the community and medical professionals, methods of prevention, and improved treatment options.
The Foundation is a phone call or e-mail click away from getting you the help you need to cope with a new diagnosis, a resource for valuable information on kidney or urologic diseases, a window into current research treatment options or a link to a physician should you need one.
🌏Online Dialysis & Kidney Disease Communities
Peer support is very helpful when you’re on a maintenance journey and research shows that communicating with your fellow warriors helps you stay the course. Here’s a list of online communities that are full of helpful tips, dialysis humor, and every day sharing.