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Kidney Disease Research Updates
Summer 2010

New NKDEP Booklet Presents Basics of CKD

Photograph of the cover of the National Kidney Disease Education Program booklet “Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does it Mean for Me?”

The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) has published an easy-to-read booklet titled Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does it Mean for Me? The booklet presents the basics of chronic kidney disease (CKD) using a question-and-answer format. Intended for a reader who has recently been diagnosed with CKD, the booklet explains how the kidneys keep the body healthy and how kidney damage may affect a person’s life, including the need for dialysis or transplantation. Readers will learn how blood and urine tests measure how well the kidneys are working. The booklet also provides lifestyle changes that can help stop or slow the progression of CKD.

To read Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does it Mean for Me? visit the NKDEP website at www.nkdep.nih.gov.

The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, has fact sheets and easy-to-read booklets about kidney disease. For more information and to obtain copies, visit www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov.


NIH Publication No. 10-4531
August 2010

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