CKD Education for Patients

You CAN live a happy, healthy life with Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD

CKD Patient education materials available for all stages

Chronic kidney disease doesn’t need to define you. CKD patients who seek education about their disease are more likely to get healthier and gain a better quality of life. Raenali Publications™ patient education offers practical steps to slow the advance of CKD. It also explains dialysis and transplant options, and more.

BENEFITS OF CKD EDUCATION

Patients with chronic kidney disease who learn more about their disease often see both physical and mental health benefits. This is especially true of our one on one, physician-patient CKD stage 4 workshop series, “My Kidneys. My Options. My Life.®”

Feel Empowered

Patients love our CKD stage 4 program because it helps them make smart decisions about their health. You’ll learn why you should take steps to manage your CKD. During each class, you’ll also meet one on one with a doctor. They can answer any questions you have. The doctor will also help you create an action plan to manage your disease. Options for dialysis (including home dialysis options) and transplant will be explained as well.

IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

People who attend our CKD stage 4 workshops learn how to make healthier choices. As a result, patients have had many positive health outcomes due to the program. These include:
• More home therapy.    • Better quality of life.
• Fewer catheters.          • Less anxiety about CKD.
• Fewer hospital stays.

REGAIN HOPE

People often feel helpless and hopeless following a CKD diagnosis. Through CKD education, you’ll find out you do have options. More important, you’ll learn you can live a healthy, happy life with chronic kidney disease. CKD doesn’t mean the end—it’s just one part of who you are.

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WHAT PATIENTS SAY

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I learned a lot which surprised me because I thought I knew CKD.


Katherine D.

Workshop 1

I never understood how to take care of myself before this video.


Lola B.

Workshop 1

Helped me see things from a different prospective.


Daisy B.

Workshop 2

Learned to live a good life. Be happy.


Maria M.

Workshop 2

I had not considered transplant, but now I can make a decision that will work for me.


John W.

Workshop 3

Learned so much more than I expected.


Ouida M.

Workshop 3

It’s good to learn about home care. I would choose the belly over the arm.


Beatrice M.

Workshop 4

Got a lot of information about hemodialysis and not afraid to face the problems. Thanks.


Yuliana W.

Workshop 4

While I was scared before I attended the workshops. Now I feel comfortable and grateful for the knowledge.


Virgie C.

Workshop 5

Very helpful. Comfortable in knowing my wife and i have your support during this time.


Adam L.

Workshop 5

I am very glad I attended all 6 workshops. I feel a lot more confident. Knowledge is power. Thank you.


Wilma F.

Workshop 6

Workshops are excellent! They have explained so many concerns and have helped me cope!


Rhonda W.

Workshop 6

WHAT PATIENTS SAY

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I learned a lot which surprised me because I thought I knew CKD.


Katherine D.

Workshop 1

I never understood how to take care of myself before this video.


Lola B.

Workshop 1

Helped me see things from a different prospective.


Daisy B.

Workshop 2

Learned to live a good life. Be happy.


Maria M.

Workshop 2

I had not considered transplant, but now I can make a decision that will work for me.


John W.

Workshop 3

Learned so much more than I expected.


Ouida M.

Workshop 3

It’s good to learn about home care. I would choose the belly over the arm.


Beatrice M.

Workshop 4

Got a lot of information about hemodialysis and not afraid to face the problems. Thanks.


Yuliana W.

Workshop 4

While I was scared before I attended the workshops. Now I feel comfortable and grateful for the knowledge.


Virgie C.

Workshop 5

Very helpful. Comfortable in knowing my wife and i have your support during this time.


Adam L.

Workshop 5

I am very glad I attended all 6 workshops. I feel a lot more confident. Knowledge is power. Thank you.


Wilma F.

Workshop 6

Workshops are excellent! They have explained so many concerns and have helped me cope!


Rhonda W.

Workshop 6

UNDERSTANDING MY DISEASE

About 15% of people in the U.S.—over 35 million—have chronic kidney disease (CKD).1 Many people do not know it! The only way to know for sure is to be tested.

1. Chronic Kidney Disease in the United States, 2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

EMPOWERMENT FORMS

Raenali’s research shows education improves quality of life for patients with CKD. The more you know about CKD, the more empowered you’ll be to make smart choices and take steps to manage your health. To help you achieve better health, we created some handy tools to educate you about CKD and your health. These tools also make it easier to plan during every stage of CKD. All Empowerment Forms are available free of charge.

The more you know about CKD, the more empowered you'll be.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CKD

Most people have two kidneys located in the back right below the rib cage.  The kidneys are each the size of a fist. Their main purpose is to filter and clean the blood of waste products and extra water.  The extra water and wastes are then collected in the bladder and discarded as urine.

The kidneys also help maintain the proper balance of chemicals in the blood, such as potassium and phosphorous. The kidneys make vitamins for strong bones and produce hormones that regulate your blood pressure.  They also make a hormone that helps sustain your red blood cells.  With all this, it makes sense that having good kidney function is important to good health.

Most people have two kidneys located in the back right below the rib cage.  The kidneys are each the size of a fist. Their main purpose is to filter and clean the blood of waste products and extra water.  The extra water and wastes are then collected in the bladder and discarded as urine.

The kidneys also help maintain the proper balance of chemicals in the blood, such as potassium and phosphorous. The kidneys make vitamins for strong bones and produce hormones that regulate your blood pressure.  They also make a hormone that helps sustain your red blood cells.  With all this, it makes sense that having good kidney function is important to good health.

Take control of your health!

You have the power to live a happy, healthy life. If your provider doesn’t have a patient education program, let us know. We’ll contact them to see if they would like to learn more about Raenali Publications.