If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with CKD, the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP), an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, has a number of materials that can help you better understand and manage CKD. The "Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does It Mean for Me?" brochure has information about the basics of CKD, including its impact on lifestyle and diet. The "Chronic Kidney Disease and Medicines: What You Need to Know" brochure offers key information for people with CKD about taking medicines and CKD.
NKDEP also created a series of short videos that answer common questions about the kidneys, CKD, and kidney failure treatment options (transplantation and dialysis). In addition, the NKDEP offers a series of nutrition fact sheets for people with CKD that can be useful during diet counseling sessions with dietitians or other health care professionals.
To explore, order, and/or download NKDEP's materials for free, please visit http://www.nkdep.nih.gov/resources.shtml. If you have questions about the Program's materials or about CKD, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last updated: March 28, 2012