Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

The number one cause of kidney disease is diabetes. Understanding this connection is the first step to helping avoid kidney problems. Kidney disease affects one in seven adults in the U.S. The Living with Diabetes, Kidney Care initiative, supported in part by DaVita, can help you improve your lifestyle to manage your health.

Family cooking food outside

Get Relief. Get Comfort. Get Kidney Smart®.

You and your loved ones will get the key information on how to best manage late-stage CKD. Kidney Smart is a no-cost kidney education class from DaVita delivered by kidney experts.

Find a Class

Fight back against CKD

Where are you in your journey? Approximately 1 in 3 adults with diabetes has chronic kidney disease (CKD).[1] Because the symptoms of CKD are often mild and go undetected, it’s critical to understand the risk factors and take necessary steps to protect your health. We are here to help you! 

  • I want to prevent kidney disease

  • I'm living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

  • I'm diagnosed with late-stage kidney disease

  • I want to stay connected

  • I’m treating people at risk

Infographics for kidney top food

Late-Stage Kidney Disease

Stage 4 or stage 5 of chronic kidney disease means the kidneys are losing more of their function. Get helpful information on how to manage late-stage kidney disease.

Here is some expert advice from nephrologists that can help you manage advanced CKD along with five things to discuss with your doctor.

Open PDF

Stay informed and never miss out!

Sign up to receive the latest resources and event updates directly to your inbox.

Upcoming Events

Events Search

Showing 1 - 9 of 31 Results

Cooking Class: Lemon Chicken and Grilled Summer Veggies

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
07:00 P.M. - 08:00 P.M.

Ask the Experts: Advances in Type 1 Diabetes Screening and Prevention Everyone Should Know

Thursday, July 25, 2024
08:00 P.M. - 09:00 P.M.

2024 Tour de Cure: Chicagoland

Saturday, August 10, 2024
06:30 A.M. - 04:00 P.M.
8 North Ave, St. Charles, IL, 60174

Ask the Experts: How to Recognize and Treat Disease Burnout

Tuesday, August 13, 2024
02:00 P.M. - 03:00 P.M.

Pregúntale a los Expertos: Cómo Reconocer y Tratar el Agotamiento por la Enfermedad

Tuesday, August 13, 2024
02:00 P.M. - 03:00 P.M.

2024 Tour de Cure: New England

Sunday, August 18, 2024
07:00 A.M. - 05:00 P.M.
10 Maguire Rd, Lexington, MA, 02421

2024 Tour de Cure: Rocky Mountain

Saturday, September 7, 2024
07:00 A.M. - 03:00 P.M.
Lone Tree, CO

2024 Step Out: Pittsburgh

Saturday, September 7, 2024
09:00 A.M. - 03:00 P.M.
115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212

Ask the Experts: Atherosclerosis: Head, Heart and Feet Relationship

Tuesday, September 10, 2024
02:00 P.M. - 03:00 P.M.

Discover the latest clinical practice recommendations and learn more about the management of diabetic kidney disease with our primary care professional resources below.

2024 Abridged Standards of Care

This collection provides an abridged version of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA’s) Standards of Care in Diabetes—2024 designed especially for primary care professionals.

diabetes care standards of care in diabetes 2024 cover

Key Resources for Your Journey

Take Charge of Your Diabetes & Kidney Health

5 Steps to Take When Diagnosed with Late Stage Kidney Disease
Dialogue with ADA - What you Need to Know: Diabetes and Kidney Disease
Kidney-Friendly Chicken Wild Rice Asparagus Soup
Kidney Smart® Coffee Talk: Connecting the Dots Between Diabetes and Kidney Disease
See More

National Sponsor of Living with Diabetes

National Strategic Partners