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Kidney Resources

Learn how Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD can be prevented and treated. You can print documents or get information from websites.

 
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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Keeping the kidneys healthy is important for people with diabetes. Maintaining healthy blood pressure, controlling blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and not smoking help reduce your risk of developing CKD.

Resource Description and Source
At Risk for Kidney Disease? Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov Website that identifies risk factors for kidney disease and what a person can do to keep kidneys healthy.

Source: National Kidney Disease Education Program
Keep Your Kidneys Healthy Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov Website providing tips to help keep kidneys healthy and questions to ask the health care provider during medical visits.

Source: National Kidney Disease Education Program
Kidney Disease Basics Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov Website gives information about the basics of kidney disease and what kidneys do. Also provides a video about why testing is important.

Source: National Kidney Disease Education Program
Preventing Diabetes Problems: Diabetes and Kidney Disease Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov Reference this webpage for information about the link between diabetes and kidney problems.

Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
The Kidneys and How They Work Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov [PDF] Printable 4-page handout to better understand how the kidneys work, what they do, causes of kidney failure, stages of chronic kidney disease, and more.

Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Your Kidney Test Results Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov [PDF] Printable two-page tool to track your kidney test results. An explanation of why each test is important is also listed on this easy-to-use handout.

Source: National Kidney Disease Education Program
A provider talking with a patient.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

There are five stages of CKD, ranging from mild to severe. Most people will not have any symptoms from CKD, while others may eventually need dialysis.

CKD is complex. Talk to your health care provider about CKD and find out what you can do to take care of your kidneys.

Resource Format
Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does It Mean For Me? [PDF – 948 KB] Printable 14-page booklet to help gain a broad overview of chronic kidney disease.

Source: National Kidney Diabetes Education Program
Chronic Kidney Disease and Medicines Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov [PDF] Printable six-page booklet about the medicines or supplements that a person may be taking and what they should do to find out if they are safe to use.

Source: National Kidney Disease Education Program
Eating Right for Kidney Health Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov [PDF] Printable three-page handout with tips on eating the right foods to manage chronic kidney disease.

Source: National Kidney Disease Education Program
Living with Kidney Disease Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov Website with a wealth of information for those who have been newly diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.

Source: National Kidney Disease Education Program
Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease – Resource Center Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov Print these helpful tools and handouts to get quick tips for eating right for kidney health, reading food labels, and nutrients and minerals that make a difference when managing chronic kidney disease.

Source: National Kidney Disease Education Program