Holiday Eating

The November issue of the Northwest Renal Network’s provider newsletter, Network 16 News, is all about eating at other people’s houses during the holidays without disrupting your dialysis routine.  Find a copy at https://www.nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/nw16n.html .  The National Kidney Foundation has a different list of tips for holiday eating – both lists are very useful – which you can find at https://www.kidney.org/content/tips-happy-healthy-holidays-dialysis-diet .

The November Network 16 News also includes an Announcement on the Network’s 2017 Quality Improvement Activities, a Question Corner on protected health information, and Hot Dates for the NWRN Annual Conference in Seattle March 2-3, 2017, and the NKF Spring Clinical Meetings in Orlando FL April 18-22, 2017.  Get the latest information on these and other professional and staff education meetings from the Facility Calendar in the menu bar at the top of this page.

Nat’l Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Month, while World Diabetes Day is on November 14.  Websites with useful information include:

 

11/15 Delicious Holiday Eating

On November 15, 2016 AAKP HealthLine will present a webinar on enjoying holiday food without leaving your dietary plan, called Keep It Kidney-Friendly: Nutrition Advice on Surviving the Holiday Season, with kidney patient and excellent chef Duane Sunwold.  For more information and registration, see https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6579172294418105090 .

9/18 SC UKEEP on Diet and Health

The UCLA Kidney Education Enhancement Program (UKEEP) will hold a September 18, 2016 educational seminar in Santa Monica for CKD and ESRD patients on the Role of Diet in Your Health.  For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKEEP.Nicole.pdf .

UKEEP will also host seminars on October 9 (Kidneys and Diabetes), November 13 (PKD), and December 11, 2016 (Living Kidney Donation); for information on these see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKeep.AugDec16.pdf .

SC 9/18 RSN Education Meeting Glendale

The Renal Support Network will present a Patient Education Meeting in Glendale CA on September 18, 2016.  The Meeting is free to patients and t0 one guest per patient attendee; the recommended donation for a healthcare professional attendee is $35.  The agenda includes brunch, raffles, an inspirational talk by a transplant recipient, and sessions on high blood pressure, how dialysis works, and nutrition.  

For details and registration see http://www.rsnhope.org/meetingssupport-group/ .  The web page also provides links to

  • A video recap of the 2014 RSN Patient Education Meeting in Glendale 
  • A video of the RSN 2012 Patient Lifestyle Workshop
  • Information on an RSN Support Group meeting in Glendale on September 25, 2016
  • Information on the HOPEline Peer Support Phone Line and Facebook page

9/22-23 AAKP Patient Meeting

There’s still time to register for the AAKP National Patient Meeting in Nashville September 23-25, 2016 on the theme Explore Your Future Today.  Topics include transplantation and living donation, patient engagement, diet and nutrition, treatment options and medications, and patient safety.  AAKP and the Living Kidney Donor Network, a national non-profit organization, will host a hands-on workshop Having Your Donor Find You! on Sept. 22, 2016.  For complete details, see https://www.aakp.org/community/programs-events/aakp-national-patient-meeting.html .

SC 8/14 UKEEP Recursos Latinos

The UCLA Kidney Education Enhancement Program (UKEEP) will present an August 14, 2016 program for Spanish-speaking kidney patients called Celebrando La Vida – Recursos Latinos (Celebrating Life).  The entire program will be in Spanish, and will cover diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, treatment options, diet and nutrition, and include time for individual questions.  Resources will be available to take home, and a separate supervised space will be provided for children.  Leave your name and phone number at 800-516-5323 if you plan to attend.  Find the full agenda (in English) at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKEEPAgenda0814.pdf , and a poster in Spanish to promote the event at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/SpUKeepFlyer.pdf .

The UKEEP schedule for the remander of 2016 can be found at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKeep.AugDec16.pdf .

Ongoing Spanish-language patient support groups (Grupos de Apoyo para Pacientes) in southern California are listed at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/PtSupportEsp.pdf .