Kidney School is a comprehensive online education program for people who want to learn how to manage and live with chronic kidney disease (stages 3–5).
Kidney School is a program of the non-profit Medical Education Institute, Inc. Since it was first launched in 2002, Kidney School has grown to become one of the largest chronic kidney disease (CKD) education programs in the world, and is recommended by dialysis professionals all across the U.S.
Life Options is a program of research, research-based education, and outreach founded in 1993 to help people live long and live well with kidney disease. A national panel of doctors, researchers, patients, nurses, social workers, dietitians, and ESRD Network directors reviews all Life Options materials and helps guide research.
Medicare pays for most dialysis in the US. And, Medicare rules (since 2008!) require clinics to tell you about ALL of your treatment options—and where to get them. But, sadly, we still hear from people who were not told. And, some dialysis staff don't know themselves. To have the best life you can on dialysis, choose a treatment that will fit your life. And, to do that, you need information. That's why we're here.
Home Dialysis Central is a one-stop shop. Learn about ALL types of dialysis and what they can mean for your life.
Educational Articles & Resources about Chronic Kidney Disease
If you are living with kidney disease, there are resources to help you learn more about your condition as well as the care and assistance programs available to you.
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It can be difficult trying to decide which treatment option is right for you. This tool can help you with that difficult decision so you can feel your best while still living the lifestyle you choose.