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    Sandra’s Story: Taking Control of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

    Even with 40 years of experience as a registered nurse, Sandra was not prepared for her own diagnosis with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her experience is not uncommon —  about 90 percent of people with kidney disease do not know they are living with the condition. Since her diagnosis was a shock, she felt overwhelmed… continued
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    Chronic Kidney Disease – Causes, Risk and Prevention

    One in three adults in the United States are at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and most of them don’t know it. Find out if you’re one of them.  CKD can be hard to recognize for a few reasons.  It’s often caused by certain health conditions and it doesn’t usually show any obvious signs… continued
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    Cricket Health prioritizes patient mental health

    Each year, May marks Mental Health Awareness month. At Cricket Health, we understand that mental health plays a critical role for people managing kidney disease. We created MyCricket™ to connect people with kidney disease with peer support and educational resources, as well as an interdisciplinary care team, including nurse practitioners, nurses, clinical pharmacists, dietitians, and… continued
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    Meeting people with kidney disease where and when they are

    By Andrew Schutzbank MD, Chief Product Officer, Cricket Health Much has been said of the great burden of chronic disease on one’s life and our society.  However, one often overlooked aspect is the daily struggle of chronic disease--forming the new daily habits needed to continuously treat it. While working on the Cardiology service at the… continued
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    Reflecting on the importance of peer support for kidney disease patients

    By Andrew Schutzbank MD, MPH Recently, the National Kidney Foundation announced the launch of a national registry for patients at all stages of kidney disease, called the NKF Patient Network. This platform will allow kidney patients to connect with others who share the disease and provide access to a slew of educational resources to help… continued
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    Skip the ham for your spring holiday brunch or dinner

    For holiday meals, don’t be afraid to go with a nontraditional menu. Remember, not everyone has to be concerned about potassium and phosphorus, but here are a few suggestions for anyone trying to keep an eye on these minerals for their kidney health, as well as trying to keep sodium lower. Kidney healthy alternatives for… continued
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    You’ve got this. Simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help slow the progression of kidney disease

    The two leading conditions associated with kidney disease are high blood pressure (hypertension) and poorly controlled blood sugar levels (diabetes). We’ve provided some general guidelines below, but it’s important to consult with your nephrologist and renal dietitian for any extra diet restrictions based on your personal health profile and nutrition plan. Stick to a low-salt… continued
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    With 37 million people affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD), National Kidney Month is getting more attention than ever

    This March at Cricket Health, we’re joining communities across the country in an effort to raise awareness for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and promote kidney health. We want people to understand the critical role we play in supporting people with guidance and support to deliver the best possible kidney care. We’re an online care program… continued