• Early Stage Kidney Disease

When kidney disease is detected in the early stages (1-3), you can make lifestyle changes that can help you maintain or slow the condition’s progression. Learn more about the kidney diet, medication management and more for your overall well-being.

Kidney Knowledge

Take control of your health by learning all you can about kidney disease.

light bulb icon Get the 411 on Kidney Disease

You dialed into the right place for kidney information.

Take a Kidney Disease Education Class Take a Kidney Disease Education Class

Find an educator-led Kidney Smart® class offered in your community.

Know about the Stages of Kidney Disease Know About the Stages of Kidney Disease

Kidney disease comes in stages. Know your stage and treatment options.

New to Kidney Disease - 7 Questions to ask your Doctor New to Kidney Disease: 7 Questions to Ask a Doctor

Be more proactive when diagnosed with kidney disease by asking your doctor these questions.

Your Kidney Diet

These diet management tools can be helpful in taking control of your overall kidney health.

Get Kidney Friendly Cookbooks Get Kidney-Friendly Cookbooks

Access free kidney-friendly cookbooks from DaVita dietitians.

Register for DaVita Eat Smart Find Kidney-Friendly Recipes

Get more than 1,000+ recipes for the kidney diet.

Manage a Kidney Diet Manage a Kidney Diet

With DaVita Diet Helper™, plan meals, create shopping lists, track your kidney diet and more with this easy-to-use tool.

Read Kidney Diet Tips Blog Read Kidney Diet Tips Blog

Get the latest nutrition tips and suggestions provided by DaVita dietitians.

Watch Recipe Videos Watch Recipe Videos

With DaVita Eats, see how quick it is to make easy, kidney-friendly dishes.

Understanding what you can and cannot eat when you have kidney disease is an important part of treating your condition.

Comorbidity Management

Find ways to cope with diabetes, high blood pressure and other factors that relate to kidney disease.

Maintaining Good Diabetes Maintaining Good Diabetes Control

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease in the U.S. Are you in control of your diabetes?

Understand Kidney Disease and Your Heart Understand Kidney Disease and Your Heart

People who have kidney disease are at risk for cardiovascular disease, so understand how to take care of your heart.

Treating High Blood Pressure Treating High Blood Pressure When You Have Kidney Disease

See how certain changes can help lower your blood pressure and possibly slow the progression of kidney disease.

Manage Anemia Manage Anemia

Managing anemia can help improve your quality of life. Learn about the treatments available.

Did you know there is a significant link between diabetes and kidney disease? Watch this short video to learn more.

Medications

To help slow the progression of kidney disease, it’s essential to get a handle on your medications.

Manage the Medicine Chest Manage the Medicine Chest

Get to know medications that can help preserve kidney function and keep other conditions under control.

Knowing About OTC Medications Knowing About OTC Medications

See which commonly used medicines may negatively affect your health when you have kidney disease.

Understanding Your Lab Work Understand Your Lab Work

GFR. BUN. CCr. Know how this alphabet soup of important tests can help you manage your condition.

Lifestyle Changes

With an early stage kidney disease diagnosis, certain things may need to change. Here is what you might expect.

Starting & Sticking with a Kidney-Friendly Diet Starting & Sticking with a Kidney-Friendly Diet

Get helpful hints to start a kidney-friendly diet and stick to it, making it a permanent lifestyle change.

Take Control, Make a Plan, Stay the Course. Take Control, Make a Plan, Stay the Course

There are many ways to educate yourself about your condition.

Get Health with Exercise Get Healthy with Exercise

Continue or start physical activity after a kidney disease diagnosis.

5 Medication Management Tips when you Have Kidney Disease 5 Medication Management Tips When You Have Kidney Disease

It’s important to manage medications to prevent errors in dosing.

Getting Support

You won't be alone. Find support services, tips and communities when you need it most.

Start Building Your Support Network Start Building Your Support Network

With myDaVita, you're not alone. Make connections with members of the kidney care community.

Take a Kidney Disease Education Class Take a Kidney Disease Education Class

Find an instructor-led kidney disease education class near you.

Meet Your Kidney Health Care Team Meet Your Kidney Health Care Team

Get to know who is helping you when you are diagnosed with kidney disease.

Tell Others Tell Others

How do you tell the people around you that you have kidney disease? Here are some tips to help you.

Kidney Care Begins with Kidney Smart®

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

Manage Your Kidney Care

Find support on the forums, access diet and health management tools, customize your profile and more.

Download Cookbooks

Access free kidney-friendly cookbooks from DaVita dietitians.

DaVita Diet Helper™

Plan and track meals, create shopping lists, access dining-out guides and more.