Kidney Smart FAQs

  • What can I expect to learn in a class?

You will learn the following topics:

  • How kidneys function and what causes kidney disease
  • How diet and nutrition can affect kidney disease
  • What health changes can be made to take control of kidney disease
  • Why employment and the right insurance coverage are important
  • Which treatment options are available, from in-center and home dialysis to transplant
  • How long are classes?

In-person classes and instructor-led online classes are typically 90 minutes. The online self-paced class takes about 45-60 minutes depending on how quickly you go through the material.

  • Who leads Kidney Smart classes?

In-person classes and instructor-led online classes are taught by expert kidney educators who can help answer your questions about kidney health.

  • What if I can’t make it to an in-person class? Can classes be taken online?

Yes. Kidney Smart offers no-cost kidney education classes that fit different schedules. We offer two classes that can be taken online in the comfort of your home: one that is self-paced and available to take at any time and one that is instructor-led and available at a variety of dates and times that fit any lifestyle. Find classes.

  • Can loved ones attend these classes as well?

Yes. We encourage anyone in your life who is interested in supporting your kidney health journey to take a class and ask questions.

More than 130,000 people have taken the next step in kidney education by attending a Kidney Smart class.

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