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Mandy Tilton, RN, chief nursing officer for DaVita, joined Dr. Robert A. Gabbay, chief scientific and medical officer for the ADA, to bring awareness of how to manage kidney health and diabetes to radio audiences across the U.S.
DaVita teammate Cristal Chora was a 19-year-old college freshman when, all of a sudden, she couldn’t walk. Chora soon discovered she had end stage kidney disease (ESKD) caused by systemic lupus erythematosus. She ended up in the hospital and, shortly after, started hemodialysis.
On Sept. 15, patient-led advocacy group, Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) and more than 50 DaVita Kidney Care teammates participated in DPC’s annual Fly-In on Capitol Hill.
A common myth among end stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients is that they cannot exercise due to their dialysis treatment. The reality is that most dialysis patients can enjoy some level of exercise with guidance from their physician. Emerging research has shown that regular exercise among ESKD patients promotes a healthier lifestyle and can improve quality of life.
For those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), moving to a plant-based, kidney-friendly diet may be beneficial. When you eat plant-based, you don’t have to cut out all animal products.