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Living with Chronic Kidney Disease

Living with Chronic Kidney Disease

Slowing Down Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Diabetes and high blood pressure are the main causes for CKD. Find helpful ways to keep your kidneys healthy.

Improve Your CKD with a Kidney Smart® Class

Find new ways to monitor and manage your kidney health. Kidney Smart® is a no-cost kidney education class that helps people learn more about the basics of CKD.

Are you an expert on kidney-friendly meals?


CKD Management


Know the Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

Learn more about the stages of CKD and find strategies to slow the progression of symptoms related to CKD.

Stay Informed

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Tips for People Newly Diagnosed

Finding out you have kidney disease can be difficult to process. But making the right choices now can help you delay further kidney problems while letting you do what you love most.

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Understanding a Kidney-Friendly Diet

Better Diabetes Management

Simplify Your Routine

There are things you can do that may help slow down kidney disease. Start by managing diabetes and making your life easier at the same time. Learn quick, easy ways to simplify your daily routine.


Stay Organized

Keep medical information and supplies in one place for easy access. Having all these important materials in one place makes it easier to prep for doctor’s visits and reordering supplies.


Shop for Food Online

Whether you want to have groceries delivered or want to pick them up, shopping online can help limit impulse purchases. And it can help make sure you have all the healthy foods you need.


Walk in the Morning

Fewer people are outside in the mornings, making it a great time for a relaxing workout and to start your day off right. Morning walks can improve memory and cognition in older adults.


Refill Meds Better

Most insurance companies cover a 90-day supply of medication. That means fewer trips to the pharmacy. Talk with your pharmacist to coordinate your meds to refill them all at once.

Kidney Top foods



Diabetes and Mental Health

Gain a better understanding of your emotional wellness. This will help you continue your journey of living with diabetes and managing your kidney health.

Stay Balanced

Important Diabetes Health Checks

Get more information about the numbers and goals needed to keep your diabetes in check so you can continue to manage your health.

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Balance Work and Life Better

Meeting the needs of your job and your body are easier with the right help. Connect with a Transition Smart® advocate to help you navigate work and insurance.

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Preparing for Physical Activity

Find new ways to be physically active and start enjoying the benefits of exercise as you continue to manage your kidney health.

Get Moving

Access the Diabetes Food Hub®

Discover new ways to be smarter about food with Diabetes Food Hub®. Find kidney-friendly recipes, a personalized grocery list, and plan meals to make sure everything you eat is helping to protect your kidneys.

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How to Choose a Kidney Doctor

A nephrologist is a doctor who specializes in kidney health. Discover what to look for to get the support and comfort you need.

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Diabetes and Kidney friendly meal planner

Diabetes and Kidney Friendly Meal Planner

Use this placemat as your action plan for diabetes and kidney friendly meals. This Meal Planning Guide was developed for individuals who are not on dialysis.

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Get Inspired

Learn about other people who know what you’re going through as you manage chronic kidney disease. Read Tiffani’s story for new motivation to thrive.

Risk Factors

People living with diabetes, high blood pressure, or a history of kidney disease could be at risk for developing chronic kidney disease. Learn about how to prevent or delay CKD.

Local Support

Get the resources you need to manage your kidney health. Use the social care network from findhelp to get help and connect with professionals in areas of health care, nutrition, mental health, transportation, and so much more.

Diabetes-Related Infographics

Find helpful infographics to educate yourself or your patients.

Diabetes-Related Chronic Kidney Disease

Check out the latest infographic for people living with diabetes. This provides a visual guide of risk factors for developing CKD and how health care professional diagnose CKD. It also offers tips to prevent and manage CKD.

Diabetic Kidney Disease Infographic

Calling all clinicians. Use this infographic for a visual guide of ADA’s guidelines on screening and monitoring of diabetic kidney disease, as well as classification of chronic kidney disease.