Kidney Living Voices Archive

Kidney Living Voices gives readers a chance to tell us what you think and have your voices heard. Please share your comments here in response to the question below. We will choose selected responses to publish in our first issue of Kidney Living. Check back for new questions to respond to for each quarterly issue of our newsletter.

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Kidney Research Priorities

Summer 2017
What do you think should be priorities in kidney research? How do you think patients and care partners can best insure that research about kidney disease is relevant to their needs?

Working on Dialysis

Winter 2017
Do you work? If so, share tips or suggestions for other readers about working on dialysis?

YOU and your Healthcare Team

Fall 2016
Do you feel like you’re a part of your healthcare team? Why or why not? What do you find to be the best way to communicate with your healthcare team?

Talking to Friends and Family

Summer 2016
How do you talk to your friends, family, and/or coworkers about kidney disease and dialysis? What feedback do you receive? Are they supportive, turned off, interested?

Spring Sports & Activities

Spring 2016
What are your favorite spring sports or activities? Have you had to modify your exercise routine due to dialysis? If so, how?

Remembering to Take Your Meds

Winter 2016
People on dialysis have to take many medications to stay healthy. It can be difficult to remember to take them as prescribed by your healthcare practitioner. How do you stay on top of your medication routine? What tips and tricks would you recommend for other patients who may be struggling to manage multiple medications?

Family & Caregiver Spotlight

Fall 2015
What advice would you give family members or caregivers who are helping their loved ones on dialysis? What are the best ways to take care of yourself while caring for your loved one?

Surviving the dialysis diet

Spring 2015
How did you adjust to following the dialysis diet? Do you have any tips for someone new to the diet, or having trouble sticking with it?