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Quality measurement is a vital and dynamic tool used to evaluate and improve the performance of our healthcare system. Focus areas of evaluation include practitioners, patient experience, healthcare settings, processes of care, and healthcare outcomes. Historically, quality measurement in kidney disease has focused on dialysis, with little to no measures focusing on the identification and prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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Recent studies have found that over 50% of LGBTQ+ people experience some form of healthcare discrimination1 and over 25% of transgender people reported being denied care due to their transgender status.2 Not having proper health care or avoiding health care due to discrimination, can result in dire consequences, including an increased risk of health problems. 

What is this discrimination, and how can you advocate for yourself...

Picture a gamer: you might see a young teen with color-changing lights in the back. Maybe a college student playing with friends or even an adult who made a career from it. 

Lavonne Kroeger, known online as "OG Grandma," is here to crush assumptions and high scores while bringing kidney disease awareness to her online family.

Lavonne and Kory

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First diagnosed with kidney disease in 1999 at twenty-seven, Melissa Bensouda knows better than most that living with kidney disease is a life-long journey. She spent three years trying to maintain kidney function before experiencing kidney failure, lived with a kidney transplant for five years, and spent more than ten years on in-center and home hemodialysis. Now she is using her knowledge to help everyone who has and is at risk of kidney...

Damaris Cruz, MS, RDN, LDN CRN of Florida Chapter Co-Chair

As of 2018, an estimated 11.4 million undocumented immigrants were living in the United States.1 Historically, the undocumented immigrant population has been negatively impacted by social health disparities, such as food insecurity, lack of housing, and inadequate access to health care. They also encounter greater stigma and marginalization, challenges with acculturation, and...

Before the existence of three new medications designed to help individuals with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease or early-stage kidney disease, we only had ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers that were kidney protective and managed blood pressure. Now we have SGLT2 inhibitors and Finerenone which are also kidney protective.

"The SGLT-2 inhibitors or Flozins that have been shown in randomized clinical trials to reduce...

February 7, 2022, New York, NY — Today, the latest guideline for managing diabetes in patients with kidney disease has been endorsed by the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) professional workgroup charged with reviewing the “KDIGO 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes Management in Chronic Kidney Disease.”

Led by co-chairs Drs. Amy Mottl and...

Sharon McMahon's commitment to truth and the democratic processes that shape the US gave her the online title of America's Government Teacher®. By sharing non-partisan facts and encouraging advocacy under her social media platform, @SharonSaysSo, she's built a caring community called Governerds. Together, they've raised millions to help people in need across the country. Now the Governerds are raising awareness for another important topic–...

Dawn P. Edwards, a 25-year chronic kidney disease warrior and nocturnal home hemodialysis patient, has watched kidney disease nutrition change over the years. At the start of her kidney disease journey, healthcare professionals dissuaded her from plant-based diets because she was at risk of developing dangerous potassium levels. Now many providers support these diets if guided by a professional. Following this advice, Dawn has since worked...