SparkPeople Loving Our Kidneys Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=36692 Increase awareness of Kidney Disease and the need of taking care of Kidney Health. Due to the sharing medical info this is a private team. Interested in joining - email nana-jean. SparkPeople Loving Our Kidneys Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=36692 What do you want for Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x65791067 <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> I want to see all of my kids &amp; grandkids this holiday season. <BR> I have an estranged step-daughter - who does not let Don &amp; I see the kids. We miss our grands very much!! I still have Christmas gifts from last year for them. Praying we can pick up the kids this year. <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>447</em> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:37:28 EST Info & Eggnog recipe link on Davita http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65788855 I did some research on CKD &amp; eggnog - most of the info expressed concern about dairy (phosphorous), high cholesterol (egg yokes), alcohol, ect... <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.davita.com/recipes/bever<BR>ages/spiced-eggnog/r/4827 </link> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 22:45:51 EST Annual Report of the NKF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65753657 <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/sites/default/files/0<BR>3-96-7283_HBG_AnnualReport16_14_Web3.pdf </link> Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:14:11 EST Gout: Zero Flares are Possible http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65753627 Please check out the link, as it has a video &amp; other features on the website. <BR> <link>www.arthritis.org/toolkits/gout/ </link> <BR> <BR> Hosted by NKF.org Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:12:43 EST 6 Tips for a Healthy Holiday on a Dialysis Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65753580 See the entire article here... <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/content/tips-happy-he<BR>althy-holidays-dialysis-diet </link> <BR> <BR> For those on a dialysis diet, but I still think most are pertinent to those with CKD who are not on dialysis. <BR> <BR> 1. Serving sizes are important. <BR> 2. Sodium <BR> 3. Celebratory beverages can create problems... leading to excess fluid building up in the body. <BR> 4.Potassium is important in the proper functioning of muscles, including the heart, but... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:10:44 EST Structure of the Kidney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65734140 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12f8dcc3-bca2-44d5-903b-2fb596db2898.png"> Sun, 4 Dec 2016 11:17:38 EST Christmas Goodie Gifting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x65713467 <em>19</em> <em>144</em> <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> Gift a goodie to the person who posted last to encourage &amp; support them. <BR> <BR> You can do this once a week or as often as you like - goodie amount is up to you. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 07:56:40 EST December Challenge - Making Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x65713419 <em>443</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <BR> <BR> Make time everyday for you - whether it is 15, 20, 30 or 60 minutes a day. Do something you love to do for you. <BR> <BR> <em>501</em> <em>446</em> <em>444</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 07:51:13 EST Yeah, We Made It!! End of 3 month Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x65713403 <em>445</em> <em>444</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> Three months have flown by - how are you doing on your 3 month goal? <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>442</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 07:49:05 EST Continuation of 3 month goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x65518990 Where are you at in meeting your goal? <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 24 lbs by Christmas. <BR> I have lost another 2 pounds so I have 12 to go this month. <BR> <BR> I will update the team Nov 10th. <BR> <BR> Love your kidneys! <BR> jean <BR> Tue, 1 Nov 2016 15:46:58 EST Challenge yourself with a personal goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x65518973 With having surgery over tomorrow - my goal is to get back on regular sleep time - having eye pain I have been up later being up and down most of the night and not sleeping well... <BR> <BR> I return to work Nov 11 so hoping to get back on track within the next 10 days. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> <em>521</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 1 Nov 2016 15:44:47 EST Challenge for November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x65510363 Lets take tracking a little further to know... <BR> <BR> protein - spark tools can help you know this/nutritionist <BR> calories - spark tools can help you know this/nutritionist <BR> vitamins - know what you can need and what you must avoid (pcp will help you with this) <BR> minerals - again know what you need to meet your needs (pcp) <BR> <BR> Keep these things in check with blood work about every 3 months: <BR> sodium <BR> phosphorus <BR> calcium <BR> potassium <BR> <BR> Please let m... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:51:28 EST Message Board Topic: nutrition & food + http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65503231 For those who are still working on finding their balance with food or nutritional balance with CKD this thread may help you. <BR> <BR> I miss Claire!! She had questions and was never shy about learning so she could find what works for her. <BR> <BR> This thread is a few years old. While I have tweaked my diet even more, this will give you an idea of how some of us track with tools available to us on the internet. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thr... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 11:57:47 EST RP: Top 5 ways to keep both your kidneys & heart.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65503176 The article below can be found on this website: <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/february<BR>11/valentinespecial_february11 </link> <BR> <BR> Top 5 ways to keep both your kidneys and heart healthy <BR> <BR> 1.Have your physician test you for both heart and kidney disease. It turns out that heart disease is a risk factor for kidney disease and kidney disease is a known risk factor for heart disease. Hence, if you know you have one, you should have yourself tested for the other. <BR> <... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 11:44:54 EST RP: About Chronic Kidney Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65503156 About Chronic Kidney Disease <BR> <BR> Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over time. To read more about kidney function, see How Your Kidneys Work. CKD is also known as chronic renal disease. <BR> <BR> What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? <BR> The Facts About Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) <BR> What Causes CKD? <BR> What Are the Symptoms of CKD? <BR> Learn about Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) <BR> What is chronic kidney dise... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 11:40:52 EST Food for thought... dialysis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65503117 I posted this back in 2011 - thought it was interesting decided to reshare. May do some research to find newer info. <BR> <BR> When Ailments Pile Up, Asking Patients to Rethink Free Dialysis <BR> By GINA KOLATA <BR> <BR> Of all the terrible chronic diseases, only one —end-stage kidney disease — gets special treatment by the federal government. A law passed by Congress 39 years ago provides nearly free care to almost all patients whose kidneys have failed, regardless of their age or abili... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 11:30:13 EST Cherries & CKD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65498127 Please read the article here: <BR> <link>www.kidney-healthy.com/ckd-stage-3-d<BR>iet/369.html </link> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 16:07:26 EST Do you get a flu shot?... Prevnar 13 or 23? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65498110 I get them every year - this year I got my flu shot and I also got the Prevnar 23 shot (I am good now until I am 65) <BR> <BR> <em>273</em> <BR> <BR> Would you like some info on the benefits of getting the flu shot vs not getting the flu shot with CKD? <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> your kidneys <BR> jean Sat, 29 Oct 2016 16:05:32 EST RP: Vitamin D & CKD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65333186 A study was done with 168 patients over a two - six year period with patients in stage 2 or less and showed the following results: <BR> 48 patients started dialysis and 78 died... <BR> <BR> This "study shows that plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D is an independent inverse predictor of disease progression and death in patients with stage 2–5 chronic kidney disease". <BR> <BR> cite: www.nature.com/ki/journal/v75/n1/abs/ki200<BR>8501a.html <BR> <BR> Please get your vitamin D levels checked. Sinc... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 11:09:56 EST RP:Alcohol and your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65333116 Drinking alcohol affects many parts of your body, including your kidneys. A little alcohol—one or two drinks now and then—usually has no serious effects. However, excessive drinking–more than four drinks daily—can affect your health and worsen kidney disease. When experts talk about one drink, they are talking about one 12–ounce bottle of beer, one glass of wine, or one ounce (one shot) of “hard liquor.” <BR> <BR> The Centers for Disease Control estimates that most American adults (two out ... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 11:04:28 EST effects of phosphorus on early-stage CKD patients http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65333084 <BR> effects of phosphorus on early-stage CKD patients <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/october1<BR>3/NKF_Research_Spotlight </link> Wed, 5 Oct 2016 11:01:25 EST Five foods to avoid with CKD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65322330 <link>www.kidney.org/content/kidney-health<BR>-steer-clear-these-5-foods </link> Mon, 3 Oct 2016 23:20:58 EST RP: 3 things you can do right now for ckd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65313990 Three everyday things you can do now for kidney health <BR> A few small lifestyle changes can have a very big impact on your kidney health. The steps below should become part of your regular routine, right along with brushing your teeth! <BR> <BR> 1. Increase physical activity <BR> <BR> This can be accomplished simply by walking more and taking the stairs, especially at a brisk pace to make it more aerobic (moving to the point where you get out of breath in order to have a better workout... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 22:09:11 EST Food Links http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65313923 I do not know if this will work... but I have compiled links of the list of food information. <BR> <BR> Please let me know if the links do not work - they are located in the Informational Forum in our team. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692<BR>x65120579 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692<BR>x65120615 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspar... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:58:11 EST RP: Juices/Fruits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65313877 Fruit/Juice <BR> All fruits have some potassium, but certain fruits have more than others and should be limited or totally avoided. Limiting potassium protects your heart. <BR> Limit or avoid : <BR> •Oranges and orange juice <BR> •Kiwis <BR> •Nectarines <BR> •Prunes and prune juice <BR> •Raisins and dried fruit <BR> •Bananas <BR> •Melons (cantaloupe and honeydew) <BR> <BR> Always AVOID star fruit (carambola). <BR> <BR> Eat 2-3 servings of low potassium fruits each day. <BR> One ... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:50:58 EST October Challenge - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x65302592 To encourage consistent ___________.. whatever area you are struggling with ... or just a goal you want to make for yourself <BR> <BR> **for me my goal is 20 mins a day on the bike &amp; track it <BR> <BR> Day 1 - <BR> Day 2 - <BR> Day 3 - <BR> Day 4 - <BR> Day 5 - <BR> Day 6 - <BR> Day 7 - <BR> Day 8 - <BR> Day 9 - <BR> Day 10 - <BR> Day 11- <BR> Day 12 - <BR> Day 13 - <BR> Day 14 - <BR> Day 15 - <BR> Day 16 - <BR> Day 17 - <BR> Day 18 - <BR> Day 19 - <BR> Day 20 - <... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 10:49:08 EST October - log your food & track... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x65302566 Since most of us want to lose weight - the challenge this month is to log your food... to take this a step further, I am going to encourage you to add a few things to your food log on spark or wherever you log: track your phosphorous, calcium, and Vitamin D. I will re-post info on how phosphorous, calcium &amp; Vit D impacts the kidneys and why it needs to be kept in check. If you do not track your sodium it is also a good thing to keep in check. <BR> jean <BR> Day 1 - <BR> Day 2 - <BR> Day... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 10:45:02 EST October... continuation of Sept long term goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x65302520 Update your goal and share your progress... <BR> <BR> My goal is lose 2.5 pounds a week... in September I did log my food daily, but my exercise was sporadic.. this month my goal of exercise is to do atleast 20 minutes on my bike a day and continue to log my food to meet my goal of losing 35 pounds. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <em>129</em> your kidneys <BR> jean Sat, 1 Oct 2016 10:39:22 EST The Initial Nephrologist Appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65283693 This initial office visit is an opportunity to get to know your nephrologist. Before the visit, prepare a written list of questions so that you can fully understand how your kidneys work and how the current condition is affecting your health. You may want to bring a notebook with you every time you visit so that you can keep track of all of the information you receive. <BR> <BR> To help your nephrologist better understand your current physical state, be sure to bring with you all of the pap... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:07:55 EST RP: The Impact of Antibiotics on the Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x65283579 You'll have to cut and paste this link as my iPhone doesn't like the 'add a link' feature. This is a brief article on the impact of and how to minimize the effects of anti-biotics on our kidneys. <BR> <BR> <link> www.ehow.com/how_5681507_prevent- kidney-damage-antibiotics.html#page=0 </link> <BR> <BR> If your back is hurting and you are having trouble peeing, I suggest you get your butt right over to your doctor's office and have them make sure something very serious is going on! This i... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:47:25 EST Common Mistakes CKD Patients Make http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65283541 Common Mistakes CKD Patients Make and How to Avoid Them <BR> this is a five part Series <BR> <BR> Part 1 <BR> <link>www.nkfstayinghealthy.wordpress.com/<BR>2013/09/03/common-mistakes-kidney-pati<BR>ents-make-how-to-avoid-them-part-1-ign<BR>oring-your-numbers/ </link> <BR> <BR> Part 2 <BR> <link>www.nkfstayinghealthy.wordpress.com/<BR>2013/09/10/common-mistakes-kidney-pati<BR>ents-make-how-to-avoid-them-part-2-for<BR>getting-to-ask-tell/ </link> <BR> <BR> Part 3 <BR> <link>www.nkfs... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:40:52 EST Do You Know Your Stage of Kidney Disease? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65269883 <BR> <BR> Do You Know Your Stage of Kidney Disease? <BR> <BR> <link>www.davita.com/gfr-calculator </link> <BR> <BR> please let me know if there is a problem with the link - thanks. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:26:46 EST Recipe help - kidney friendly recipes to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65195100 Here is a link to a website that will help you with a recipe geared around ingredients you have on hand.... have a kidney friendly recipe you want to share? <BR> <BR> <link>www.supercook.com/#/recipes </link> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:20:09 EST RP: Reading Your lab results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65120834 <link>www.kidney.org/kidneydisease/underst<BR>andinglabvalues </link> Mon, 5 Sep 2016 19:21:54 EST RP: Ten Quick tips to keep healthy: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x65120812 Ten Quick tips to keep healthy: <BR> <BR> Drink water </link> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Get active during your lunch hour <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Use smaller plates <em>180</em> <BR> <BR> Make substitutions on the grill <em>261</em> <BR> <BR> Pack snacks ahead of time <em>191</em> <BR> <BR> Take advantage of the outdoors <em>432</em> <BR> <BR> Wait before having seconds <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> Accessorize properly <em>476</em> <BR> <BR> Write down your exer... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 19:17:48 EST RP: Grains http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65120788 Grains/Cereals/Bread <BR> <BR> Unless you need to limit your calorie intake for weight loss and/or manage carbohydrate intake for blood sugar control, you may eat, as you desirefrom this food group. Grains, cereals, and breads are a good source of calories. Most people need 6 -11 servings from this group each day. <BR> Amounts equal to one serving: <BR> •1slice bread (white, rye, or sourdough) <BR> •½ English muffin <BR> •½ bagel <BR> •½ hamburger bun <BR> •½ hot dog bun <BR> •1 6-in... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 19:13:42 EST Warning about removing Salt... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x65120770 As we have ckd, we do need to limit or avoid most salt... but just a warning - <BR> Unless you have had your thyroid killed or removed you need the iodine that is added to table salt, as does your family. Iodine is only added to table salt, it is one nutrient that you will have a very very hard time adding to your diet without table salt - so have a serving once a day to keep your thyroid healthy. I avoided salt like the plague before I got kidney disease and had to have my thyroid killed wi... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 19:10:52 EST RP: Woman Receives 'Incompatible' Kidney... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x65120758 Woman Receives 'Incompatible' Kidney with Groundbreaking Operation <BR> <BR> A British woman has undergone a life-saving kidney transplant after having her blood plasma frozen and filtered to ensure that the organ was not rejected. She is the first person in the world to have the groundbreaking operation, which allowed her to receive an "incompatible" donor kidney from her sister despite having dangerously low blood pressure. <BR> <BR> The woman, who had been on dialysis for 15 years afte... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 19:07:30 EST RP: Staying Active might mean staying Alive... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65120747 For kidney disease patients, staying active might mean staying alive <BR> <BR> 10/13/2009 <BR> <BR> Getting off the couch could lead to a longer life for kidney disease patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology. The findings indicate that, as in the general population, exercise has significant health benefits for individuals with kidney dysfunction. <BR> <BR> Many patients with chronic kidney disease die prem... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 19:05:14 EST RP: Top 10 Things to Know About Urinary Tract... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65120731 Top 10 Things to Know About Urinary Tract Infections <BR> <BR> Lots of folks have cranberries on their minds—and in their kitchens. What many may not know, however, is that cranberries can be more than just another side dish on the dinner table. They actually contain compounds that can help prevent recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs). <BR> UTIs are common, painful and often treatable bacterial infections of the bladder that send nearly 10 million people, most of them women, to the do... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 19:02:34 EST RP: Processed foods with phosphorus additives... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65120722 Processed foods with phosphorus additives contribute to chronic kidney disease <BR> <BR> Processed and fast foods enriched with phosphorus additives may play a role in health disparities in chronic kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology . <BR> <BR> Orlando M. Gutierrez, MD, MMSc, lead author; Myles Wolf, MD, MMSc, senior author; (University of Miami Medical School) and colleagues analyzed phosphate levels in... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 19:01:25 EST RP: Proteins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65120681 Please note: These food guidelines are for those on dialysis. I use this diet to lower my creatinine and BUN,and raise my GFR. <BR> <BR> •Eat more high protein foods. <BR> •Eat less high salt, high potassium, and high phosphorus foods. <BR> •Learn how much fluid you can safely drink (including coffee, tea, and water). <BR> Salt &amp;Sodium <BR> •Use less salt and eat fewer salty foods: this may help to control blood pressure and reduce weight gains between dialysis sessions. <BR> •Use ... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 18:55:01 EST RP: Vegetabl s/Salads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65120615 Please note: These food guidelines are for those on dialysis. I use this diet to lower my creatinine and BUN,and raise my GFR. <BR> <BR> Vegetables/Salads <BR> <BR> All vegetables have some potassium, but certain vegetables have more than others and should be limited or totally avoided. Limiting potassium intake protects your heart. <BR> Eat 2-3 servings of low-potassium vegetables each day. One serving = ½-cup. <BR> Choose : <BR> •Broccoli <BR> •Cabbage <BR> •Carrots <BR> •Caulifl... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 18:43:36 EST RP: Milk/Yogu rt/Cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x65120579 Please note: These food guidelines are for those on dialysis. I use this diet to lower my creatinine and BUN,and raise my GFR. <BR> <BR> By limiting dairy–based foods you protect your bones and blood vessels. <BR> <BR> Milk/Yogurt/Cheese <BR> <BR> Limit your intake of milk, yogurt, and cheese to ½-cup milk or½-cup yogurt or 1-ounce cheese per day. Most dairy foods are very high in phosphorus. <BR> <BR> The phosphorus content is the same for all types of milk – skim, low fat, and whol... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 18:36:03 EST September Challenge - related to CKD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x65087874 Are you meeting your goals in maintaining your kidney disease? <BR> <BR> Do you need any supportive information on how to lower creatinine, raise BUN or GFR? <BR> <BR> What do you need to work on regards to your CKD? <BR> <BR> I will answer these myself tomorrow... going to bed - just finished some of my eye therapy and will update the team tomorrow on my eye conditions. <BR> <BR> I will repost some nutritional informational info as we have quite a few new members, as well as a few inspi... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:29:06 EST September - Share one long term goal... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x65087844 Share one long term goal that you would like to start this month. but which may take several months to accomplish. I will include this forum for October, November and even December to encourage meeting your goals. We can log in daily or weekly to share our accomplishments. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <em>15</em> ..... <em>248</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> I would like to lose another 35 pounds by Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:23:48 EST September - Share one short term goal ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x65087824 Share one short term goal you would like to accomplish for September in relation to your nutritional intake. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> ........... <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I would like to remove one snack a day from my intake of food. I have to find a way to work on this - as I have to have a small snack to accompany bed time meds. (typically 2 or 3 crackers - about 75 callories...ugh!) Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:20:40 EST Sept goal for the month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x65057560 What is the goal for September.?? Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:58:23 EST Prednisone - what you need to know with CKD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x65008861 Please let me know if the link does not work. <BR> I have been on 2 doses of prednisone which made me look up kidney disease and this medication <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/content/what-<BR>you-need-know-about-prednisone </link> <BR> <BR> Right click and highlight and then click go to https://... <BR> <BR> https://www.kidney.org/content/what-you-<BR>need-know-about-prednisone Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:22:02 EST Aug Goal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64997150 I've been away for awhile and m wondering what the goal is - is it an individual goal? Are there any goals as a team? <BR> TU for an answer. <em>252</em> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:46:21 EST eating better http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x64992627 <em>194</em> , <em>551</em> , &amp; less meat Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:08:52 EST Watermellon and Kidney Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x64902793 <BR> I cannot seem to copy any part of the article - so please read it here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidneyfailureweb.com/kidney-fail<BR>ure-diet/487.html </link> <BR> <BR> Please let me know if you have an issue with the link. Thu, 4 Aug 2016 10:15:09 EST Please share a topic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64885002 Please share a topic you would like to discuss in the forums or a topic you would like to share or would like me to research Mon, 1 Aug 2016 20:37:19 EST August Challenge for YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64884985 <em>249</em> I challenge you to challenge yourself to create a 31 day goal for August to meet one of your most challenging goals <BR> <BR> my main goal is to lose 12 pounds <em>42</em> <em>193</em> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 20:35:12 EST August goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64884956 What are your goals for August? <BR> <BR> My goals are: <BR> <em>55</em> <em>193</em> lose 12 pounds <BR> <em>551</em> eat healthy <BR> <em>237</em> swim 3-5 X a week <BR> <em>67</em> maintain my Vitamin D <BR> <em>528</em> get MY new job <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> <em>223</em> <em>529</em> spark everyday (although I see my spark-app does not always load my stuff and then I have to do it manually) <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 20:30:21 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x64884681 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Gail and I have PKD. I am in late stage 3 of CKD. Looking for folks who are going through the same. Mon, 1 Aug 2016 19:39:22 EST Colonoscopy Prep Safety Alerts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x64881160 Oral Sodium PHhosphate Safety Alerts <BR> <BR> Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who use bowel cleansing products should be aware of a recent warning issued by the FDA for a type of sudden loss of kidney function or acute kidney injury, as well as, blood mineral disturbances. Phosphate crystal deposition in the kidneys causes the loss of kidney function, which can lead to kidney failure. The medical term for this condition is acute phosphate nephropathy. <BR> <BR> Please see the en... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:15:25 EST Pill Camera to Check Colon Approved by FDA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x64881056 Pill Camera to Check Colon Approved by FDA <BR> <BR> Because we who have CKD have to be careful with our kidney care for a colonoscopy this is great news!!! <BR> <BR> http://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/n<BR>ews/20140204/pill-camera-colon?ecd=wnl<BR>_day_020614&amp;ctr=wnl-day-020614_hdl<BR>n_3&amp;mb=Duntduso%2f3kp8KpabWWHMeHnV<BR>ev1imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/news<BR>/20140204/pill-camera-colon?ecd=wnl_da<BR>y_020614&amp;ctr=wnl-day-020614_h... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:03:34 EST RP: Contrast dye used in diagnostic imaging.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x64880866 Contrast dye used in diagnostic imaging more likely to damage women's kidneys <BR> <BR> Las Vegas -- Women are more likely to experience kidney damage after undergoing a diagnostic procedure that includes injecting dye into their bodies, according to new research presented at the National Kidney Foundation's Spring Clinical Meetings. <BR> <BR> Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital found that women were 60%more likely than men to develop the kidney injury known as radiocontrast-induced nephro... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:43:10 EST Your guide the new food label http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x64813206 Your guide to the new food label <BR> <BR> Please highlight and right click and select go to https... <BR> <BR> https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/food<BR>label Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:29:53 EST CKD Intercept - A groundbreaking NFK Initiative http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x64813189 CKD Intercept - A groundbreaking NFK Initiative <BR> <BR> Please right click and then click go to https... <BR> <BR> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-Be8ADS<BR>91c <BR> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:27:05 EST 5 Drugs you may need to avoid or adjust if you hav http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x64813178 <BR> 5 Drugs you may need to avoid or adjust if you have kidney disease <BR> <BR> Medications save and improve lives, but it can be easy to overlook their risks and side effects, especially if you don't think they apply to you. Twenty-six million Americans have chronic kidney disease and most don't know it. <BR> <BR> See the full story here: <BR> <BR> https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/5-dr<BR>ugs-you-may-need-avoid-or-adjust-if-yo<BR>u-have-kidney-disease Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:25:04 EST A gene which forms part of our body's first... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x64813159 Date:June 29, 2016 <BR> <BR> Source: University of Nottingham <BR> <BR> Summary: A gene which forms part of our body's first line of defense against infection may be associated with an increased risk with a type of kidney disease, research indicates. <BR> <BR> A gene which forms part of our body's first line of defence against infection may be associated with an increased risk with a type of kidney disease, research involving academics at The University of Nottingham has discovered. <BR> ... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:20:18 EST Patients with stable hypertension and ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x64813129 Date:December 16, 2013 <BR> <BR> Source:The JAMA Network Journals <BR> <BR> Summary:Patients with stable hypertension and the most advanced stage of chronic kidney disease before dialysis appeared to have a lower risk for long-term dialysis or death if they were treated with the antihypertensive drugs known as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers, according to a study published. <BR> <BR> <BR> Patients with stable hypertension and the most advanced ... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:14:18 EST 3­D­printed kidney helps doctors save woman's.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x64813100 3­D ­printed kidney helps doctors save woman's organ during complicated tumor removal <BR> <BR> June 24, 2016 <BR> Posted here in full - as long as I cite it. If you need any part of this article to share, please visit the website and cite it correctly. <BR> <BR> Intermountain Medical Center <BR> <BR> Doctors and scientists in one case printed and used a 3­D kidney to help save a <BR> patient's organ during a complicated tumor­removal procedural. <BR> <BR> FULL STORY <BR> 3­D model of pa... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:05:38 EST July Challenge Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64673442 <em>249</em> <em>248</em> <em>347</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> I need to challenge myself this month to stay motivated to continue my weight loss journey... I gained a few pounds back being on steroids... but overall I have lost another 3 pounds Fri, 1 Jul 2016 11:29:47 EST July Water Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64673417 <em>237</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> How about trying swimming? I love swimming as it is non-weight bearing. <BR> <BR> How about pushing your water (if able and not on dialysis or limited by Dr) 10 servings a day? <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 11:26:48 EST July Activity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64673402 <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> Challenge yourself to try a new exercise this month <BR> <BR> I am going to try biking uptown 3x a week (instead of my stationary bike) <em>316</em> <em>332</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 11:24:52 EST Just got my GFR numbers!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x64595234 I joined this SparkTeam because my husband damaged his kidneys by taking lots of Motrin. <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd fill you in on something strange. I've been having intermittent energy drop. Got a blood test last week: MY blood test results confused me! Everything is normal, hematocrit is a tiny bit high 45.8, but here is the weird one: GFR on 1/20/16 was 92, now 63, Creatine on 1/20/16 was .74 now 1.02. Wow, I don't want to share everything with my husband!!!! No energy at all now either... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:33:22 EST Myths about Kidney Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x64568159 Myths about Kidney Disease <BR> <BR> Overlooked, overworked and misunderstood. What part of the body meets this description? The kidneys! <BR> ––They work hard. They are on call morning, noon and night to filter toxins from your body and regulate fluids and blood pressure. <BR> ––Kidneys are overlooked. Most people don’t know where they are. (Kidneys are located near the back of your body near the waist.) <BR> ––The kidneys’ importance is not always understood. In fact, most people don’t ... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:18:19 EST RP: Water & Kidney Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x64487262 WebMD Feature Archive <BR> By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD <BR> WebMD Feature <BR> Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD <BR> <BR> Americans seem to carry bottled water everywhere they go these days. In fact, it has become the second most popular drink (behind soft drinks). But water lovers got a jolt recently when we heard that a new report had found that the benefits of drinking water may have been oversold. Apparently, the old suggestion to drink eight glasses a day was nothing more than a ... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 13:09:54 EST Kidney Quiz &Love Your Kidneys newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x64487251 <BR> Please take this kidney quiz and see how much you know about your kidneys. <BR> You can also sign up to receive Love Your Kidneys newsletter. (not affiliated with our team - it is from the National Kidney Foundation). <BR> <BR> Feel free to share your results. <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease<BR>/kidneyQuiz </link> Sat, 4 Jun 2016 13:07:25 EST Sign up for Kidney News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x64487225 Sign up for Kidney News to be delivered to your email <BR> <BR> onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?m <BR> =1 <BR> 5191&amp;l=1 Sat, 4 Jun 2016 13:02:55 EST 3 things you can right now for CKD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x64487210 three everyday things you can do now for kidney health <BR> A few small lifestyle changes can have a very big impact on your kidney health. The steps below should become part of your regular routine, right along with brushing your teeth! <BR> <BR> 1. Increase physical activity <BR> <BR> This can be accomplished simply by walking more and taking the stairs, especially at a brisk pace to make it more aerobic (moving to the point where you get out of breath in order to have a better workout... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 13:00:34 EST RP: Questions to consider when diagnosed w/CKD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x64487192 Questions to consider asking at diagnosis – <BR> when asking about treatment options <BR> <BR> • What are the different types of treatment options? <BR> <BR> • Are there other ways to treat my condition? <BR> <BR> • Will I be able to continue my current lifestyle? <BR> <BR> • How will this condition or the treatment affect my personal and social relationships? <BR> <BR> • Are my children at risk of inheriting this condition? <BR> <BR> • Who will manage my treatment? <BR> <BR> •... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 12:58:15 EST RP: The First Nephrologist Appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x64487176 This initial office visit is an opportunity to get to know your nephrologist. Before the visit, prepare a written list of questions so that you can fully understand how your kidneys work and how the current condition is affecting your health. You may want to bring a notebook with you every time you visit so that you can keep track of all of the information you receive. <BR> <BR> To help your nephrologist better understand your current physical state, be sure to bring with you all of the pap... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 12:55:31 EST Introducing Myself, New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x64460265 Hi all..I am Susie Smith from PA.. I have Stage 4 Severe CKD.. I have had my Fistula access in my arm for 6 months now and my kidney Doc says, it is not time yet to start Dialysis, at least I am ready..I have pretty much decided that I am gonna get the training for home hemo Dialysis. My kidneys are work right now at 18%gfr.. Dialysis starts when functions are 10% or lower..I am learning as much as I can, so I am well educated for what is to come. <BR> I am 53, mRried for almost 20 yrs, Ju... Tue, 31 May 2016 21:41:16 EST June Sleep/rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64459933 Sleep and Rest is very important for Kidney Health - what is your sleep goal and what is your plan if you need to rest? <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>102</em> <BR> My goal is 7-8 every night and if I need to rest - I will stop what I am doing and rest... <BR> Part of CKD is being tired or feeling exhausted... rest well when you need to <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 May 2016 20:57:32 EST June Water Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64459916 What are your water goals for June? <BR> Knowing it will be HOT <em>67</em> - my goal is 12 glasses of water a day <em>194</em> Tue, 31 May 2016 20:54:31 EST June Activity Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64459909 Challenge yourself to do an active activity for 10 minutes + if you can do more and share it here... I just got a swingball my challenge is to play after dinner every night for 10 mins + Tue, 31 May 2016 20:53:17 EST May Challenge track food consistently http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64259407 May track food consistently - I have to really work on this - I love the app when it is working <em>291</em> <em>368</em> <em>551</em> <em>277</em> <em>44</em> Mon, 2 May 2016 19:49:49 EST May Challenge Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64259401 I loved the challenge myself forum last month so I thought I'd do it again <BR> <BR> This month I am challenging myself to get on target with strength training Mon, 2 May 2016 19:48:03 EST May: plan your kidney care http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64259391 Plan your kidney care: do you have a set goal or do you wing it? <BR> How about your follow up visits? <BR> <BR> I stay on track with my water and food; it is my exercise I need to set a goal to attain <BR> <BR> My follow up appointments are made the same day that I am seen - although not written in stone when I need to change it I only change is once Mon, 2 May 2016 19:46:21 EST Update the team - how are you doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64052749 I am doing OK. Returning to work has been challenging as most days I am dehydrated because I cannot push my water due to restroom breaks being few and far and in-between, Mon, 4 Apr 2016 19:38:27 EST April challenge 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64052731 Are you staying hydrated for optimal kidney health? (unless your fluids are restricted) try to drink 8-10 servings of water each day <em>274</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2016 19:36:42 EST April Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x64052715 The challenge this month is to get in exercise every day <BR> <BR> My goal is to get back on track with ten minutes 3-4x a week... building up to an hour by the 4th week <em>317</em> <em>319</em> <em>324</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2016 19:35:22 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x63957208 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I've joined this group hoping to find support and ideas to help my husband and I manage his Chronic Kidney Disease. <BR> <BR> He is certainly a complex case, but he cannot be the ONLY one facing his issues! <BR> <BR> He weighs over 400 pounds, has high blood pressure, diabetes, and is prone to crystallizing issues like gallstones, kidney stones, and gout. It was a gallstone that almost killed him (stone lodged in the pancreatic duct: gallbladder has since been r... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:54:14 EST Challenge yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x63792111 What is the one thing you find challenging for your health? <BR> <BR> I find it challenging some days to maintain my health due to four chronic health issues, but I strive to exercise most days, eat healthy, get proper rest and push my water Tue, 1 Mar 2016 08:18:41 EST Make Small changes to impact your health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x63792054 Small changes can impact overall kidney health. <BR> The small change challenge team can be helpful: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/calendar<BR>-challenge.asp?calendar=10 </link> <BR> <BR> The challenge is to incorporate small changes in your lifestyle to impact your overall health. <BR> <BR> A small change I recently made is I relax every morning for about an hour before I start my day.... because once I start my day, I do not sit until late afternoon. Tue, 1 Mar 2016 08:13:39 EST March - Fiber Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x63792023 <BR> Do you need some support to meet fiber goals each day? Spark has a fiber goal team: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/calendar<BR>-challenge.asp?calendar=12 </link> <BR> <BR> The challenge this month is to set a fiber goal and meet it. <BR> My goal is 25 each day. <BR> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 08:10:01 EST Challenge for Rest/Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x63565622 <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <em>102</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <BR> Challenge yourself to get proper rest/sleep; 7 - 8 hours of sleep a night Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:58:17 EST February - Physical Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x63565609 <em>357</em> <em>317</em> <em>324</em> <BR> A challenge for this month: 10-30 mins 3x - 5x a week <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:55:39 EST February - Mental Health & Chronic Illness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x63565539 Dealing with a chronic illness impacts our mental health and overall well-being <BR> <BR> Please see this article on CKD &amp; depression; share one thing you do for your mental health well-being <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.davita.com/kidney-diseas<BR>e/overview/living-with-ckd/depression-<BR>and-chronic-kidney-disease/e/4917 </link> <BR> <BR> I spend time in God's word and pray for His Grace. <BR> Jean Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:45:07 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x63551621 I want my kidneys to know I love them. Have been here @ SparkPeople just 1 week, 1/22 inching along getting the hang of things. M expecting to find lots to read and learn. This is such an interesting place to come. <BR> Thank you <BR> to all of you Sat, 30 Jan 2016 03:11:26 EST Cranberry and Raspberry Info Plus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x63546837 I have done some research on the cranberry and raspberry controversy about either of these berries being good for those of us with CKD. Research differs on how raspberries effect CKD. <BR> <BR> This link had positive things about these berries effect on CKD: <BR> <link>www.kidneybuzz.com/the-next-big-heal<BR>th-marvel-for-people-with-chronic-kidn<BR>ey-disease/2013/11/5/the-next-big-heal<BR>th-marvel-for-people-with-chronic-kidney-disease </link> <BR> <BR> This link is how raspberries ... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:31:51 EST Must read about Vitamin D deficiency with CKD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x63546650 I did some research this morning on Vitamin D and CKD outcomes. <BR> <BR> A study was done with 168 patients over a two - six year period with patients in stage 2 or less and showed the following results: <BR> 48 patients started dialysis and 78 died... <BR> <BR> This "study shows that plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D is an independent inverse predictor of disease progression and death in patients with stage 2–5 chronic kidney disease". <BR> <BR> To read the article yourself: <link>www.nature.... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:04:15 EST Dialysis Treatment Options http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x63514995 Oct 2014 I came out of the hospital due to chronic HBP (237/120) and in less than a year went from Stage 3 to dialysis. With this looming, I researched all I could about what my options were. Being deathly afraid of needles, I wanted any other option than having to go to a clinic 3x a week for 3-4 hrs for the rest of my life. That's 6 pokes with needles pretty much every other day -- couldn't handle that. <em>40</em> I began by asking my doc if that was “only” option &amp; she tried to ex... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:04:26 EST 15 Super Foods for Kidney Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x63460054 <link>yourkidneys.com/kidney-education/Die<BR>t-and-nutrition/15-super-foods-for-kid<BR>ney-health/2924 </link> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 19:20:20 EST Free Winter recipes from Davita http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x63381581 <link>www.davita.com/cookbook?cmp=dva1130_<BR>Intercept_cookbook_Winter </link> Sat, 9 Jan 2016 10:26:11 EST on dialysis? Info on home treatment options http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x63381566 <link>www.davita.com/treatment-options/art<BR>icle.cfm?treatmentOptionsMainFolder=be<BR>nefits-of-dialyzing-at-home&amp;catego<BR>ry=why-do-dialysis-at-home&amp;article<BR>Title=deciding-which-home-dialysis-tre<BR>atment-is-right-for-you&amp;articleID=<BR>5475&amp;utm_source=SilverpopMailing&a<BR>mp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=D<BR>aVita%20at%20Home%20Digest%20-%20Decem<BR>ber2015%20(1)&amp;utm_content=&amp;spM<BR>ailingID=24321203&amp;spUserID=NDA5NTQ<BR>wMjQ0NjYS1&amp;spJobID=7024261... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 10:24:50 EST Health benefits of crocheting or knitting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x63381513 <link>blog.redheart.com/health-benefits-of<BR>-crocheting-and-knitting/?utm_source=W<BR>hatCounts%2c+Publicaster+Edition&amp;u<BR>tm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Jan+6<BR>+Promo&amp;utm_content=+Learn+More+ </link> <BR> <BR> Do you knit or crochet to relax? <BR> <BR> I do crochet and tried to self teach myself knitting. I have all of my aunts and my grandmother's tools so one day I will do knitting Sat, 9 Jan 2016 10:14:35 EST 7 tips to start the New Year right - NFK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x63374368 7 Tips to start the New Year right <BR> From the National Kidney Foundation <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/content/start<BR>ing-new-year-right </link> <BR> <BR> if the link does not work, please right click and open in new window: https://www.kidney.org/content/starting-ne<BR>w-year-right Fri, 8 Jan 2016 11:57:46 EST Antioxidants for chronic kidney disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x63329038 Antioxidants for chronic kidney disease. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23076940 </link> Sun, 3 Jan 2016 13:53:14 EST RP: Vit D and outcomes in chronic kidney disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x63329011 There is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the chronic kidney disease population. Vitamin D is often administered to patients to mitigate detrimental effects on bone health and mineral metabolism, though this treatment may be limited by elevations in serum calcium and phosphorus. This article reviews the basic physiology of vitamin D, the survival data in patients receiving vitamin D, and the current quandary of whether vitamin D administration is beneficial in chronic kidney disea... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 13:50:45 EST Food for thought: resolutions vs goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x63311510 Do you make New Year resolutions or goals for yourself? <BR> <BR> I do not do resolutions, I make goals and strive to meet those goals. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <em>11</em> <em>248</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 14:24:38 EST January Challenge - Water intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x63311484 Water intake may vary due to our different stages of CKD. <BR> My goal is 8 - 10 servings a day. <BR> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 14:22:34 EST January Challenge - Fruits and Veggie intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x63311475 The recommended daily intake is 6-8. <BR> Lets track our intake and challenge ourselves to meet the daily goal. <BR> <em>491</em> <em>277</em> <em>265</em> <em>267</em> <em>291</em> <em>373</em> <BR> jean Fri, 1 Jan 2016 14:21:11 EST General Health Chat 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x63311457 Share general health information here <BR> jean Fri, 1 Jan 2016 14:18:58 EST 2016 One thing you did for Kidney health today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x63311369 <em>102</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 14:11:39 EST 2016 Love your Kidneys with an emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x63311365 <em>91</em> <em>102</em> <em>33</em> <em>550</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 14:11:08 EST Team Chat 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x63311356 Happy New Year <BR> I am going to make some changes to our team this month and see if we can get participation up. I am not going to create monthly discussion forums any longer, as this has not proven fruitful; but will continue to create discussion forums that pertain to Kidney and other general health issues and I will create monthly challenges that will reflect Sparkpeople's philosophy on healthy living. I will continue to give monthly goodies to those who participate in our forums. I am w... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 14:10:14 EST sleep impacts kidney health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x63127332 <link>https://www.kidney.org/content/study<BR>ing-sleeps-impact-kidney-health </link> Sat, 5 Dec 2015 10:18:18 EST 6 tips healthy holiday eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x63127320 <link>https://www.kidney.org/content/6-tip<BR>s-healthy-holiday-eating </link> Sat, 5 Dec 2015 10:17:12 EST test your sodium IQ on breakfast cereals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x63127286 <link>https://www.kidney.org/content/test-<BR>your-sodium-iq-breakfast-cereals </link> Sat, 5 Dec 2015 10:12:19 EST What do your kidneys do? a Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x63126678 <link>https://www.kidney.org/yourkidneysan<BR>dyou </link> <BR> <BR> please let me know if this link does not work. thank you Sat, 5 Dec 2015 08:58:21 EST December Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x63093278 <em>444</em> <em>196</em> <em>350</em> <BR> Fitness minutes here Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:33:26 EST December Beverage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x63093273 <em>181</em> <em>297</em> <em>287</em> <BR> Track beverage intake here <BR> <em>274</em> <em>469</em> <em>470</em> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:32:30 EST December Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x63093269 <em>102</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <BR> track sleep hours here <BR> <em>447</em> <em>425</em> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:31:39 EST December Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x63093262 <em>501</em> <em>499</em> <BR> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:30:27 EST December Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x63093257 <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>446</em> <BR> Merry Merry! <BR> Start a chat, check in the team, or update us! <BR> <em>445</em> <em>444</em> <em>460</em> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:29:37 EST Walk this Way challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x62877386 Walk this way challenge <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/calendar<BR>-challenge-day.asp?calendar=9&amp;day=1 </link> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 11:53:34 EST Find30 Step into Holiday Health Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x62877244 Find30 Step into Holiday Health Challenge <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/calendar<BR>-challenge.asp?calendar=16 </link> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 11:31:19 EST November Sleep Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x62877220 <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>102</em> <BR> 7-8 hours a night for kidney health Sun, 1 Nov 2015 11:28:41 EST November Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x62877214 <em>34</em> <em>294</em> <em>196</em> <BR> 10 minutes a day to start out and build up to 30+ 3-5 X a week Sun, 1 Nov 2015 11:27:58 EST November Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x62877207 <em>297</em> <em>181</em> <em>274</em> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 11:26:56 EST November Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x62877196 <em>426</em> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 11:26:00 EST November Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x62877193 <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <BR> Start a chat or update the team <BR> <em>465</em> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 11:25:22 EST Recently Diagnosed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x62787166 Recently diagnosed? Please see info here <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease<BR>/recentlydiagnosed </link> <BR> <BR> https://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease/rec<BR>entlydiagnosed <BR> <BR> if you need to cut and paste it... <BR> <BR> I cannot seem to get this link to go... it goes to my homepage for frontier... can you please check it out and let me know if it takes you to the National Kidney Foundation page for recent diagnosis steps? <BR> <BR> Thank you. <BR> Jean Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:58:54 EST Find 10 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x62651661 <em>524</em> <BR> I am loving the new spark challenges... I have joined the find 10 challenge and I challenge you to join too. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=65564 </link> Sat, 3 Oct 2015 11:52:42 EST October Sleep Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x62631278 <em>102</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:22:45 EST October Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x62631273 <em>196</em> <em>278</em> <em>281</em> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:22:14 EST October Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x62631267 <em>297</em> <em>271</em> <em>469</em> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:21:27 EST October Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x62631261 <em>426</em> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:20:40 EST October Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x62631257 <em>419</em> <em>420</em> <em>421</em> <BR> Happy Fall <BR> Catch up the team <BR> or Start a Chat <BR> <em>422</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:20:00 EST Thinking About Your Thyroid... more info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x62454068 <BR> Thinking About Your Thyroid <BR> <link>newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/sep2015/f<BR>eature2 </link> Tue, 8 Sep 2015 21:51:40 EST SparkPeople's 30-Day Small Changes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x62451138 <BR> SparkPeople's 30-Day Small Changes Challenge - I joined this a few days ago... thought some of you might like it too <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=65566 </link> Tue, 8 Sep 2015 13:31:01 EST Thyroid and Kidney Functions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x62448782 "There are several interactions between thyroid and kidney functions in each other organ’s disease states. Thyroid hormones affect renal development and physiology. Thyroid hormones have pre-renal and intrinsic renal effects by which they increase the renal blood flow and the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Hypothyroidism is associated with reduced GFR and hyperthyroidism results in increased GFR as well as increased renin – angiotensin – aldosterone activation. Chronic kidney disease (CKD)... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 08:26:38 EST Prescription Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x62448769 Good morning team, <BR> I want to share goodrx with you today. <BR> You can download the app if you have a smartphone (or app friendly phone) or you can visit their website at <link>www.goodrx.com/?gclid=CK6hxNK258cCFQ<BR>qsaQodRukLWA </link> to get a coupon code for either print or text. <BR> <BR> I have saved over $100.00 in the past month or so. <BR> Jean Tue, 8 Sep 2015 08:23:30 EST Medical Updates 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x62399056 The team's old forum has not been used in a while... so here is a new one. <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>521</em> <em>248</em> <BR> For new members.. this is a great place to post your updated lab info. You can then compare where you were on your last labs to your new labs. <BR> Jean <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Sep 2015 21:41:03 EST September Sleep Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x62388792 <em>102</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <em>128</em> <BR> What are your sleep goals? <BR> I like to get 7-8 hours a night Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:13:44 EST September Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x62388786 <em>33</em> <em>216</em> <em>365</em> <BR> What are your September goals? <BR> My goal is workout 4-5 days a week... <BR> <em>362</em> <em>332</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:12:50 EST September Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x62388781 <em>274</em> <em>469</em> <em>106</em> <em>181</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:11:49 EST September Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x62388772 <em>102</em> <em>274</em> <em>319</em> <em>465</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:10:46 EST September Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x62388767 <em>232</em> <em>378</em> <em>465</em> <BR> Heading into fall... <BR> update the team or start a chat Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:10:05 EST August Sleep Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x62144282 Track Sleep here <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>102</em> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:39:05 EST August Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x62144277 Track fitness here <BR> <em>237</em> <em>357</em> <em>361</em> <em>260</em> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:38:29 EST August Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x62144273 <em>297</em> <em>181</em> <em>222</em> <BR> Track your daily intake here <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>469</em> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:37:44 EST August Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x62144266 <em>237</em> <em>371</em> <em>47</em> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:36:24 EST August Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x62144261 <em>218</em> <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <BR> It is the last month of summer <BR> Update the team or start a chat... <BR> Happy August! <BR> <em>461</em> <em>464</em> <em>67</em> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:35:31 EST Eating Right for Kidney Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x61897490 <link>nkdep.nih.gov/resources/eating-right<BR>-508.pdf </link> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:06:40 EST Water and Kidney Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x61897460 WebMD Feature Archive <BR> By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD <BR> WebMD Feature <BR> Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD <BR> <BR> Americans seem to carry bottled water everywhere they go these days. In fact, it has become the second most popular drink (behind soft drinks). But water lovers got a jolt recently when we heard that a new report had found that the benefits of drinking water may have been oversold. Apparently, the old suggestion to drink eight glasses a day was nothing more than a guid... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:04:20 EST Assess your sleep habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x61897436 Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Assess Your Sleep Habits <BR> Assess your sleep habits <BR> Getting enough sleep helps prevent chronic diseases and promotes overall health. Take a few minutes to assess your sleeping habits with the checklist below. Make any necessary changes to ensure you are getting the best quantity and quality of sleep that you can. <BR> <BR> &#61558; Are you going to bed at the same time each night and rising at the same time each morning? <BR> &#61558; Are ... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:02:16 EST Future visits with your neph http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x61897418 Often, someone with kidney problems will get support from a kidney health care team that includes the nephrologist, a dietitian, a social worker and a nurse. <BR> If your nephrologist has determined that you have a stage of CKD that doesn’t require dialysis, you’ll visit the nephrologist every one to three months. He or she will check your test results and evaluate your medical condition, treat any new problems that have arisen since the last time you were in the office, and prescribe or refi... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:00:32 EST The initial nephrologist appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x61897404 This initial office visit is an opportunity to get to know your nephrologist. Before the visit, prepare a written list of questions so that you can fully understand how your kidneys work and how the current condition is affecting your health. You may want to bring a notebook with you every time you visit so that you can keep track of all of the information you receive. <BR> <BR> To help your nephrologist better understand your current physical state, be sure to bring with you all of the pape... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:59:06 EST Questions to consider asking at diagnosis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x61897384 Questions to consider asking at diagnosis – <BR> when asking about treatment options <BR> <BR> • What are the different types of treatment options? <BR> <BR> • Are there other ways to treat my condition? <BR> <BR> • Will I be able to continue my current lifestyle? <BR> <BR> • How will this condition or the treatment affect my personal and social relationships? <BR> <BR> • Are my children at risk of inheriting this condition? <... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:57:24 EST July Sleep Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61893220 <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>102</em> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:53:14 EST July Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61893213 <em>237</em> <em>260</em> <em>278</em> <em>364</em> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:52:43 EST July Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61893210 <em>274</em> <em>222</em> <em>181</em> <em>297</em> <em>470</em> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:52:09 EST July Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61893197 <em>379</em> <em>378</em> <em>374</em> <em>376</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:50:27 EST July Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61893190 <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <BR> Happy July 4th to all Americans! <BR> <BR> Have a chat, share some news! or just update the team! <BR> <BR> <em>539</em> <em>237</em> <em>278</em> <em>260</em> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:49:41 EST Food Coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x61784231 Did you know that the National Kidney Foundation has an app? <BR> <BR> https://myfoodcoach.kidney.org Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:11:20 EST Take part in your treatment plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x61784219 1. know your health goals - maintain disease, lose weight, ect <BR> 2. investigate and inquire - medicines, treatment plans <BR> 3. know you have options in dialysis (if you are this stage ask many questions) <BR> 4. watch your health (blood pressure, appetite, moods, cramping, sleeping, ect) <BR> 5. educate yourself - ask for pamphlets from your doctor the internet sometimes is not the best place for information (even here) <BR> 6. know yourself - if something does not sit well with you, do ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:09:04 EST June Sleep Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61638082 <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>102</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 20:50:29 EST June Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61638073 <em>319</em> <em>237</em> <em>260</em> <em>361</em> <em>502</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 20:49:56 EST June Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61638064 <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>181</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 20:49:01 EST June Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61638056 <em>189</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>33</em> <em>91</em> <em>102</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 20:47:29 EST June Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61638046 <em>67</em> <em>375</em> <em>379</em> <BR> Update the team, start a chat, stop by and say <em>524</em> <BR> <em>237</em> <em>491</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 20:46:44 EST National Kidney Foundation offers.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61408537 The national kidney foundation now offers six videos on living with kidney disease <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/ </link> Tue, 5 May 2015 13:09:26 EST Davita Kidney Health Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61397204 <BR> You can find one in your state. <BR> <BR> <link>www.davita.com/services/find-a-kidne<BR>y-education-class/?utm_source=Rocketfu<BR>el&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=kid<BR>neysmart </link> Mon, 4 May 2015 09:57:53 EST five stages of ckd with 3A and 3B http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x61389119 Below shows the five stages of CKD and GFR for each stage: <BR> <BR> Stage 1 with normal or high GFR (GFR greater than 90 mL/min) <BR> Stage 2 Mild CKD (GFR = 60-89 mL/min) <BR> Stage 3A Moderate CKD (GFR = 45-59 mL/min) <BR> Stage 3B Moderate CKD (GFR = 30-44 mL/min) <BR> Stage 4 Severe CKD (GFR = 15-29 mL/min) <BR> Stage 5 End Stage CKD (GFR less than 15 mL/min) Sun, 3 May 2015 11:21:19 EST 6 Tips to be Water Wise for healthy kidney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61379891 6 Tips to be Water Wise for healthy kidney <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/content/6-tip<BR>s-be-%E2%80%9Cwater-wise%E2%80%9D-heal<BR>thy-kidneys </link> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 May 2015 09:37:38 EST RP: The Right Food Can Help Fight Kidney Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x61379834 The Right Food Can Help Fight Kidney Disease <BR> <BR> Skim milk, cantaloupe and brown rice may be the keys to preserving kidney function. According to new research presented in late April at the National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings, eating poorly, smoking and obesity can cause kidney disease in otherwise healthy people. <BR> <BR> Researchers led by Alexander Chang, MD of Loyola University Medical Center found that people with normal kidney function and no hypertension or... Sat, 2 May 2015 09:30:46 EST RP:Insomnia Slideshow: 20 Tips for Better Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x61379813 Insomnia Slideshow: 20 Tips for Better Sleep <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sleep-<BR>benefits-10/slideshow-sleep-tips </link> Sat, 2 May 2015 09:28:58 EST Kidney Quiz for new members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x61379803 Please take this kidney quiz and see how much you know about your kidneys. <BR> Feel free to share your results. <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease /k idneyQuiz </link> Sat, 2 May 2015 09:27:58 EST Low Vitamin levels? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x61379791 There is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the chronic kidney disease population. Vitamin D is often administered to patients to mitigate detrimental effects on bone health and mineral metabolism, though this treatment may be limited by elevations in serum calcium and phosphorus. This article reviews the basic physiology of vitamin D, the survival data in patients receiving vitamin D, and the current quandary of whether vitamin D administration is beneficial in chronic kidney disea... Sat, 2 May 2015 09:26:30 EST Stocking a healthy kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x61379776 <link>www.davita.com/videos/8240/Gnan0CkCi H4 /stocking-a-kidney-friendly-kitchen </link> <BR> Sat, 2 May 2015 09:24:41 EST RP: Being active might mean staying alive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x61379769 For kidney disease patients, staying active might mean staying alive <BR> <BR> Getting off the couch could lead to a longer life for kidney disease patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology. The findings indicate that, as in the general population, exercise has significant health benefits for individuals with kidney dysfunction. <BR> <BR> Many patients with chronic kidney disease die prematurely, but not from e... Sat, 2 May 2015 09:23:42 EST May Sleep Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61366240 <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>56</em> <em>102</em> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:33:38 EST May Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61366234 <em>297</em> <em>181</em> <em>106</em> <em>274</em> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:32:53 EST May Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61366230 <em>260</em> <em>300</em> <em>332</em> <em>364</em> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:32:17 EST May Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61366223 <em>102</em> <em>91</em> <em>33</em> <em>551</em> <BR> Sleep/rest, exercise, water, and good nutrition Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:31:19 EST May Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61366212 <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>375</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Mother's Day to all moms <BR> Happy Memorial Day weekend to all fellow Americans <BR> <BR> Have a chat, update the team, Share some news... <BR> <BR> <em>376</em> <em>378</em> <em>232</em> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:30:10 EST April Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61093691 <em>23</em> <em>319</em> <em>362</em> <em>217</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:08:23 EST April Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61093658 <em>274</em> <em>469</em> <em>466</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:05:11 EST April sleep forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61093621 <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <em>102</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:01:19 EST 1 - thing you do for kidney health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61093612 <em>91</em> <em>33</em> <em>102</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:00:22 EST April Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61093595 <em>450</em> <em>452</em> <em>375</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 08:58:28 EST April Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61093587 <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <BR> Happy April <BR> Have a chat, update the team, share some news <BR> All I want to know is where did March go?! <BR> <em>375</em> <em>378</em> <em>126</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 08:57:17 EST Kidney disease to rise in the US http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x60804002 <link>https://www.kidney.org/news/kidney-d<BR>isease-on-the-rise </link> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:31:01 EST March 12 is World Kidney Day- icons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x60803983 <link>https://instagram.com/nationalkidney<BR>foundation/ </link> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:28:17 EST Urine testing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x60803961 Urine testing: the simple way to keep you and your kidneys healthy <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/content/urine<BR>-testing-simple-way-keep-you-and-your-<BR>kidneys-healthy </link> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:26:24 EST three everyday things you can do now for kidney... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x60803948 three everyday things you can do now for kidney health <BR> A few small lifestyle changes can have a very big impact on your kidney health. The steps below should become part of your regular routine, right along with brushing your teeth! <BR> <BR> 1. Increase physical activity <BR> <BR> This can be accomplished simply by walking more and taking the stairs, especially at a brisk pace to make it more aerobic (moving to the point where you get out of breath in order to have a better workout fo... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:25:12 EST March Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60803880 <em>437</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:17:57 EST March - 1 thing you did today for kidney health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60803873 <em>67</em> took my vit D today Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:17:15 EST March Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60803863 <em>438</em> <em>441</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <BR> Welcome to March <BR> update the team, share a chat... think of spring! <BR> <em>137</em> <em>67</em> <em>375</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:16:18 EST March Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60803841 <em>102</em> of that <em>440</em> <em>137</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:14:36 EST March Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60803832 <em>185</em> running after that gold... <em>440</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:13:35 EST March Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60803820 <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <BR> Track Beverages here <BR> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>87</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:12:34 EST February Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60517975 <BR> <em>102</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <BR> Post your hours of sleep Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:44:49 EST February Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60517969 <em>34</em> <em>319</em> <em>318</em> <em>361</em> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:43:54 EST February Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60517964 <em>274</em> <em>297</em> <em>181</em> <BR> <BR> Post your beverage for the day <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> <em>469</em> <em>478</em> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:42:53 EST February Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60517958 <em>102</em> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:41:47 EST February - 1 thing you did today for kidney health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60517954 <em>34</em> <em>274</em> <em>102</em> <em>551</em> <em>129</em> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:41:08 EST February Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60517944 <em>129</em> <em>408</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Have a chat, catch up the team... just say <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Happy February.... its LOVE your heart month... <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:40:07 EST five common nutrition mistakes to avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x60493273 <link>https://www.kidney.org/content/five-<BR>common-diet-mistakes-you-don%E2%80%99t<BR>-want-make </link> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:00:48 EST kidney disease general info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x60472169 Five stages of Kidney Failure <BR> <BR> 1 Slight kidney damage with normal or increased filtration More than 90 <BR> 2 Mild decrease in kidney function 60-89 <BR> 3 Moderate decrease in kidney function 30-59 <BR> 4 Severe decrease in kidney function 15-29 <BR> 5 Kidney failure Less than 15 (or dialysis) <BR> <BR> *GFR is glomerular filtration rate, a measure of the kidney's function. <BR> <BR> Stage one is everyone out there in the world who is not diagnosed with stage 2-5. (seems a ... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:46:39 EST reading your lab results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x60471668 <link>www.kidney.org/kidneydisease/underst<BR>andinglabvalues </link> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:06:30 EST Kidney Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x60471641 <link>https://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease<BR>/kidneyQuiz </link> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:05:19 EST RP: GFR and what it means http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x60471593 GFR - glomerular filtration rate is the best test to measure your level of kidney function and determine your stage of kidney disease. <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/kidneydisease/ckd/kno<BR>wGFR.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Stage 1: GFR Greater than 90 milliliter/minute is CKD with normal or high GFR <BR> Stage 2: GFR = 60-89 ml/min is mild CKD <BR> Stage 3: GFR = 30-59 ml/min is moderate CKD <BR> Stage 4: GFR = 15-29 ml/min is severe CKD <BR> Stage 5: GFR less than 15 ml/min is end stage... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:01:56 EST do you have diabetes? please read this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x60292122 New York, NY (December 16, 2014) – Only 12 percent of type 2 diabetics with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are properly diagnosed as having CKD, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. <BR> <BR> Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in the United States, and more than 35 percent of diabetics over age 20 are estimated to have CKD. <BR> <BR> see the article in its entirety here: <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/news/kidney-d<BR>isease-undiagnosed-majority-type-2-dia<BR>... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:28:51 EST medicare and advocacy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x60292101 <BR> Please see the info here: <BR> <link>https://nkfadvocacy.wordpress.com/20<BR>14/11/18/great-news-for-medicare-part-<BR>d-recipients/ </link> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:27:31 EST Veggie rich chicken gumbo from NKF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x60292063 see the recipe here: <BR> <link>https://myfoodcoach.kidney.org/ee/re<BR>cipes/23828 </link> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:25:16 EST finding a new way to detect CKD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x60292039 Conventional tests to assess kidney function, including albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), are the first line of defense when it comes to detecting kidney disease. <BR> <BR> see the entire article here: <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/professionals<BR>/JeffZhang_DetectKidneyDamage </link> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:24:00 EST The dash diet for kidney health... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x60292014 The DASH diet is a recognized treatment for hypertension, heart disease, and kidney disease. The DASH diet can slow the progression of both heart disease and kidney disease. If you already have chronic kidney disease, you should speak with your doctor and dietitian before starting any new diets as you may have special restrictions to consider. The DASH diet should not be used by people on dialysis. Individuals on dialysis have special dietary needs that should be discussed with a registered d... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:22:59 EST 7 tips to protect your kidneys... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x60291988 7 steps to protect your kidneys before, during and after an emergency... <BR> <BR> Extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common across the country. During a natural disaster, such as a blizzard, earthquake, flood, or hurricane, or other unpredictable power blackout or emergency event, many of the basics we depend on daily may not function. This includes phones, water, and electricity. Health care services, such as dialysis treatment, can also be disrupted. While the circumstances ... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:21:30 EST January Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60173995 <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <BR> <BR> Share your sleep hours <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> <em>128</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:52:04 EST January Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60173972 <em>357</em> <em>231</em> <em>34</em> <BR> <BR> share fitness goals, workouts, or goals met here <BR> <BR> <em>548</em> <em>355</em> <em>196</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:50:17 EST January Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60173948 <em>274</em> <em>181</em> <em>478</em> <em>469</em> <BR> <BR> share your beverage intake for the day Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:48:50 EST January - 1 thing you did today for kidney health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60173937 <em>274</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:47:54 EST January Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60173925 <em>444</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:46:48 EST January Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60173920 <em>412</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year!! <BR> <BR> Start a chat or update the team... <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:46:11 EST December Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59900614 <em>445</em> <em>274</em> post your beverage intake here Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:06:07 EST December Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59900608 <em>444</em> post fitness minutes here Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:05:16 EST December Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59900596 <em>102</em> <em>460</em> <BR> Post your sleep Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:03:38 EST December Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59900587 <em>446</em> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:02:26 EST December Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59900579 <em>460</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>442</em> <BR> Merry December! <BR> <em>500</em> <em>499</em> <BR> Have a chat, update the team, love your kidneys! <BR> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>501</em> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:01:51 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x59626584 Hi, <BR> <BR> I just found out I have Stage 2 CKD. I have had it for over a year, I just didn't realize that is what my doctor was saying. He said to watch my Ibuprofen usage. I have fibromyaglia so I use it quite often. I went back this week for a physical and I had a shoulder issue which I wasn't sure if it was arthritis (I'm 48). It turns out it is a shoulder impingement. He okayed me to take ibuprofen 400 2 x a day for this for 3 days. As I was leaving the office, they now have a checkou... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 02:25:02 EST November Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59625296 <em>297</em> <em>469</em> <em>181</em> <BR> track your beverages here Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:35:31 EST November Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59625286 <em>102</em> track your sleep Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:34:40 EST November Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59625277 <em>319</em> <em>319</em> <em>317</em> <em>315</em> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> track your fitness here Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:33:59 EST November Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59625268 <em>426</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:32:50 EST November Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59625260 <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <BR> Happy November <BR> Have a chat, update the team, share some news <BR> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:32:22 EST update: cranberry juice/su plements and stones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59543143 I have been a cranberry juice advocate... stunned to read this - this morning - I had to share it with you! <BR> <BR> Q. I have heard that cranberry juice is good for the urinary tract. Is this true? <BR> <BR> A. This is a common misconception shared by many people. There is actually little evidence to suggest that cranberry offers protection from urinary tract infections. But, more importantly, cranberry juices and extracts are associated with a significant increase in the risk for kidney ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:26:25 EST Sweet Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59424742 How Sugars and Sweeteners Affect Your Health <BR> <BR> <link>newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Oct2014/F<BR>eature1 </link> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:01:36 EST Cold, Flu, or Allergy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59424705 Know the Difference for Best Treatment <BR> <BR> <link>newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Oct2014/F<BR>eature2 </link> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:58:35 EST check out more great info here... share something http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59416105 Check out more great info here and share something you found interesting if you like <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/ </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:38:07 EST Do you need a kidney healthy check... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59416099 Do you need a kidney health check ... how about someone you love? <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/keephealthy </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:36:55 EST Chicken and Rice Casserole... from nkf http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59416080 <BR> <BR> <link>kidney.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0zNzM<BR>wMTIwJnA9MSZ1PTc4MTMzODI1OSZsaT0yMjIzO<BR>TY1OQ/index.html </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:35:18 EST Take A Lifesaving Step- kidney walk info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59416061 <link>donate.kidney.org/site/PageNavigator<BR>/kidney_walk_splash.html </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:34:07 EST Exercise and blood pressure...what do you really http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59416046 <BR> Exercise and blood pressure...what do you really need? <BR> <BR> <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>07/21/exercise-and-blood-pressure-what<BR>-do-you-really-need/ </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:32:58 EST For kidney health steer clear of these 5 foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59416015 <link>www.kidney.org/content/kidney-health<BR>-steer-clear-these-5-foods </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:30:59 EST October Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59316493 <em>102</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>56</em> <BR> Post your hours of sleep here - 7 + for kidney health Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:32:15 EST October Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59316482 <em>194</em> <em>222</em> <em>181</em> <em>478</em> <em>466</em> <BR> Track your beverage intake here - 6 + servings of water a day (if you are not limited) + 1 serving of cranberry juice for kidney health Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:31:25 EST October Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59316473 <em>34</em> <em>294</em> <em>321</em> <BR> Post your fitness minutes or activity here... 10 + mins a day for kidney health <BR> <em>215</em> <em>185</em> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:30:13 EST October Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59316465 <em>465</em> <em>129</em> <em>147</em> <em>321</em> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:28:55 EST October Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59316457 <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> Start a chat, update the team, just hang out... Happy October! <BR> <BR> <em>333</em> <em>422</em> <em>420</em> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:27:20 EST High and Low potassium food list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59281533 <link>www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx<BR>?id=4294967541 </link> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:42:55 EST High-Protein & Low-Potassium Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59281516 <link>www.livestrong.com/article/457798-hi<BR>gh-protein-low-potassium-foods/ </link> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:41:09 EST High-Protein & Low-Potassium Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59281506 High-Protein & Low-Potassium Foods <BR> <link>www.livestrong.com/article/457798-hi<BR>gh-protein-low-potassium-foods/ </link> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:39:58 EST A delicate balance of potassium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59281496 <BR> See the article here: <BR> <link>www.nytimes.com/2004/06/22/health/pe<BR>rsonal-health-preserving-a-delicate-ba<BR>lance-of-potassium.html </link> <BR> <BR> first submitted by Claire Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:38:38 EST Just joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x59074726 My name is Lisa and I've been using the SparkPeople website and smartphone app since February of this year. I originally joined several years ago, but hadn't used it regularly. In February I was diagnosed with an autoimmune kidney disease with no symptoms and no family history of kidney disease. I am lucky in that my kidneys are fairly stable right now, and I have no food restrictions other than no cheese, bacon, sausage, or prosciutto. I also restrict my sodium to 2000 mg or less each day. M... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 21:26:56 EST Have transplant, will travel - 10 tips for... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59068605 Have transplant, will travel - 10 tips for transplant recipients <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/summer14/10-Tips-for-Transpl<BR>ant-Recipients.cfm </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:52:43 EST Inside the World of Kidney Trafficking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59068528 Inside the World of Kidney Trafficking <BR> <BR> <link>www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/opinion/i<BR>nside-the-world-of-kidney-trafficking.<BR>html?_r=1 </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:43:32 EST Kidney stones linked to coronary heart disease... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59068512 Kidney stones linked to coronary heart disease, stroke <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/kidn<BR>ey-stones-coronary.cfm </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:42:17 EST Keep Your Veggies Raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59068491 <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>08/12/keep-your-veggies-raw/ </link> <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>08/12/keep-your-veggies-raw/ </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:38:33 EST Recipe: CHICKEN FAJITAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59068482 <link>https://myfoodcoach.kidney.org/ee/re<BR>cipes/23165 </link> <BR> I cannot seem to get the link to work... <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder <BR> 6 tablespoon Mexican (Cheese, Blend, Reduced Fat) <BR> 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder <BR> 10 strips Green Bell Pepper, Raw <BR> 1 tsp, ground Black Pepper <BR> 1/2 medium Onion <BR> 2 breast, bone and skin removed Chicken Breast (Meat Only, Raw) <BR> 6 tortilla Tortilla - Corn <BR> COOKING INSTRUCTIONS <BR> 1) Cook chicken un... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:37:12 EST 7 Kidney–Friendly Superfoods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59068460 Most natural foods provide nutritional benefits, but some are considered superfoods. While there is no scientific definition of the term “superfood,” most consider it to be a food that has an unusually high amount of antioxidants, vitamins or other nutrients. Here are 7 kidney-friendly* superfoods that pack a nutritional punch for overall health: <BR> <BR> See the article here: <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/septembe<BR>r14/7_Kidney_Friendly_Superfoods.cfm </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:35:30 EST September Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59013386 <em>102</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <BR> Track your sleep hours Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:03:39 EST September Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59013380 <em>353</em> <em>416</em> <em>309</em> <BR> Track your fitness <BR> <em>324</em> <em>318</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:03:01 EST September Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59013372 <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>287</em> <BR> Track your beverage here <BR> <em>478</em> <em>469</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:02:06 EST September Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59013361 <em>465</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:01:12 EST September chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59013350 <em>465</em> <em>294</em> <em>217</em> <em>284</em> <BR> Heading into fall weather here... <BR> Start a chat, update the team, share your news... <BR> <em>291</em> <em>287</em> <em>521</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:00:25 EST RPVitamin D and outcomes in chronic kidney disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58857152 There is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the chronic kidney disease population. Vitamin D is often administered to patients to mitigate detrimental effects on bone health and mineral metabolism, though this treatment may be limited by elevations in serum calcium and phosphorus. This article reviews the basic physiology of vitamin D, the survival data in patients receiving vitamin D, and the current quandary of whether vitamin D administration is beneficial in chronic kidney disea... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:01:48 EST Spotlighting a rare and often silent form of . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58744056 <BR> Spotlighting a rare and often silent form of kidney cancer <BR> <BR> <link>www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2014/0<BR>8/04/health/spotlighting-a-rare-and-of<BR>ten-silent-form-of-kidney-cancer/ </link> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:58:29 EST Sign up for Kidney News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58744048 Sign up for Kidney News to be delivered to your email <BR> <BR> <link>onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?m<BR>=15191&l=1 </link> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:57:39 EST Info on antibiotics and ckd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58744003 Info on antibiotics and ckd: <BR> <BR> The Patient With Renal Insufficiency <BR> There are specific adverse antibiotic events associated with renal insufficiency. <BR> <link>www.medscape.com/viewarticle/410873_<BR>6 </link> <BR> <BR> Meds to avoid/or take with ckd <BR> <link>www.unckidneycenter.org/patiented/Ch<BR>ronic%20Kidney%20Disease%20and%20Medic<BR>ines.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> and not least: <link>www.unckidneycenter.org/kidneyhealth<BR>library/CKD/CKD%20Education%20Book.pdf </... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:51:30 EST an inspiring story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58728243 <BR> <BR> You have to log into yahoo to see this story... I did not know that when I posted it. Sorry! <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.yahoo.com/health/a-mom-o<BR>f-two-with-kidney-disease-and-the-nfls<BR>-most-91951281112.html </link> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 09:55:40 EST August Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58702559 <em>237</em> <em>319</em> <em>216</em> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> Fitness time here or activity Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:34:11 EST August Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58702553 <em>102</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <BR> <BR> share your sleep hours here Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:33:34 EST August Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58702546 <em>478</em> <em>469</em> <em>470</em> <BR> <BR> Share your beverage intake here <BR> <BR> <em>297</em> <em>181</em> <em>274</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:33:00 EST August Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58702537 <em>91</em> <em>102</em> <em>33</em> <em>551</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:31:53 EST August chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58702519 <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <em>461</em> <BR> <BR> Have a chat, update the team, share some news! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <em>461</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:30:11 EST Finding new ways to control phosphorus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58405019 Dr. Christov’s NKF-funded research initiative to discover alternative ways to remove phosphorus from the body <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/professionals/DrChris<BR>tov_Control_Phosphorus.cfm </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:29:21 EST Recipe Birthday Popcorn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58405002 <link>www.kidney.org/patients/kidneykitche<BR>n/content/birthday_popcorn.cfm </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:28:10 EST The National Kidney Foundation - Overview http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58404988 The National Kidney Foundation - Overview <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA7M<BR>-R2g55g </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:27:11 EST More Palliative Care Options needed for Dialysis.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58404974 <BR> More Palliative Care Options needed for Dialysis Patients <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/More<BR>-Palliative-Care-Options-Needed.cfm </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:26:24 EST 7 of the Best and Worst Condiments for Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58404935 7 of the Best and Worst Condiments for Health <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/july14/7<BR>_Best_and_Worst_Condiments_for_Health.cfm </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:24:13 EST July Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58389431 <em>91</em> <em>181</em> <em>469</em> <em>470</em> <em>194</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:47:14 EST July Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58389412 <em>237</em> <em>502</em> <em>260</em> <em>300</em> <em>332</em> <em>549</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:46:19 EST July Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58389401 <em>102</em> <em>141</em> <em>31</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:45:36 EST July Love Your Kidneys Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58389381 <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>141</em> <em>237</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:44:34 EST July chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58389371 <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy July! <BR> Summer time here... <BR> <BR> What are your goals or plans for July? <BR> Chat... update the team, or just stop by to say <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> FYI: I am on a spark break for July... will be checking in though... <BR> Take care of you and <em>129</em> your kidneys! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>502</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:43:32 EST RP: For kidney disease patients, staying active... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x58325788 Cleaning out my saved messages I found this message from the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and my friend Maury... (passed away a few years ago...miss him very much!) He provided me with great info for our team <BR> <BR> For kidney disease patients, staying active might mean staying alive <BR> <BR> 10/13/2009 <BR> <BR> Getting off the couch could lead to a longer life for kidney disease patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the A... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:57:51 EST Insomnia Slideshow: 20 Tips for Better Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58325110 <BR> Insomnia Slideshow: 20 Tips for Better Sleep <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sleep-<BR>benefits-10/slideshow-sleep-tips?ecd=w<BR>nl_cbp_112813&ctr=wnl-cbp-112813_ld-st<BR>ry&mb=Duntduso%2f3kp8KpabWWHMeHnVev1im<BR>bCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:18:58 EST Kidney-Friendly Candy and not so kidney friendly.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58324650 Kidney-Friendly Candy and not so friendly - see the article here <BR> <BR> <link>www.davita.com/education/article.cfm<BR>?educationMainFolder=diet-and-nutritio<BR>n&category=lifestyle&articleTitle=kidn<BR>ey-friendly-candy-for-dialysis-patient<BR>s&articleID=5341&utm_source=SilverpopM<BR>ailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=D<BR>aVita%20Kidney%20Disease%20and%20Dialy<BR>sis%20Digest%20-%20October%202013%20(1<BR>)%20remainder&utm_content=&spMailingID<BR>=18032189&spUserID=NDA5NTQwMjQ0NjYS1&... 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