DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. Patient’s Role in Chronic Kidney Disease Care http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease-overview/living with ckd/patient’s-role-in-chronic-kidney-disease-care/a/4893

While the treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires the attention of a trained medical team, there are things you can do to participate in your care. You can take an active role in your healthcare by learning all you can about CKD, being honest with your kidney care team, following your kidney care plan, getting regular checkups and having a positive attitude. This may empower you to continue doing the things you love and live your life to the fullest. Learn some simple ways you can get involved in your CKD care.