8/15 Free NIDDK Brochures

The NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is depleting their stock of hard copy publications on diabetes, digestive diseases, nutrition, and kidney disease, in English and Spanish.  Up to 25 copies of most titles are available to order free of charge if shipped to addresses within the United States, until August 15, 2017.  See NIDDK’s Online Catalog at https://catalog.niddk.nih.gov/Catalog/ .

6/16 AKF Protein Webinar

AKF will present a June 16, 2017 webinar on Protein: Who Needs It Anyway?  You Do!  Find details and register at http://www.kidneyfund.org/training/webinars/ .

At the same web page you can find recordings of their past webinars, including:

  • Humanizing Dialysis; Choosing the best type of treatment for kidney failure can be difficult for patients, especially when they receive little guidance
  • Saying no to dialysis: choosing conservative care for end-stage kidney disease
  • A patient’s perspective: Be your own advocate; Navigating the health care system as a patient can be challenging
  • Heart disease and kidney disease – what’s the connection? – Heart disease can cause kidney disease, and kidney disease can cause heart disease
  • Unique strategies for improving the effectiveness of exercise training in patients with kidney failure
  • Paired kidney exchanges and opportunities for kidney transplant in minority patients
  • Living with diabetic kidney disease; Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease, and many people suffer from both conditions
  • Enfermedad de los riñones crónica: prevención y tratamiento; Con motivo de la celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, ¡brindaremos nuestro primer seminario web en español!
  • Emergency preparedness and kidney disease – using KCER as a resource
  • Organ transplant among minorities: How we can reduce the need and improve access
  • I need a kidney transplant.  Am I covered now?  What about in the future?
  • Staying employed with kidney disease; A diagnosis of kidney failure doesn’t have to mean quitting your job
  • What CAN I eat?  Nutrition for dialysis patients
  • Living with chronic kidney disease: The ups, downs, and all arounds
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: A General Overview and Keys for Successful Management

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