• Life with Kidney Disease

Take Control After a Kidney Disease Diagnosis

Living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be life-changing. How you approach it is an important factor in helping you better manage your health and maintain your quality of life. Learn tips on how to better work with your nephrologist, continue doing what you love and lean on your support system.


Take these three important steps when you are diagnosed with kidney disease.

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How Is Kidney Function Measured?

Learn how your glomerular filtration rate (GFR) serves as an indicator of kidney function.

Manage Your Kidney Care

From your phone to your laptop, myDaVita can help you understand all aspects of your condition.

Get a Free Kidney-Friendly Cookbook

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Your life may be different when you have kidney disease, but you can still enjoy it. Taking things one step at a time is a good way to tackle any change.

What Stage Are You In?

Knowing your glomerular filtration rate (GFR) can determine your stage of kidney disease, helping you better manage it.

Kidney Care Begins with Kidney Smart®

Learn more and get your questions answered in a no-cost kidney education class.

Download a Cookbook

Get a free Today's Kidney Diet cookbook from the DaVita kitchen.

Sign Up with myDaVita

Connect with others in the forums, track your kidney diet, customize your profile and more.