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New to the myDaVita community? Welcome! Introduce yourself and get to know other community members in this discussion forum.
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summer43
Hello Everyone!

General dialysis

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Talk about your experiences on dialysis with the kidney care community.
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barrysimner
aches & pains
Trying to control diabetes or hypertension? Discuss these and other health conditions associated with end stage renal disease.
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ChloeMica
Dialysis & Low Blood Sugar
Share stories about how to balance work with dialysis or discuss how to navigate insurance coverage with the community.
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dac0214
How to STAY employed?
by dac0214
Have questions about medications commonly prescribed to people on dialysis? Ask them in this section.
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Kidney disease, not on dialysis

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Talk about working when you’ve been diagnosed with kidney disease or discuss insurance coverage with other myDaVita.com forum members.
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dac0214
Successes with Work?
by dac0214
Need to control diabetes or high blood pressure? Discuss these and other health conditions associated with kidney disease.
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SpoonieT
Lupus & CKD
Discuss your experiences with early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD).
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jsolomons
Stage 3 Kidney Disease
Have questions about medications for the kidney care community? Ask them in this section.
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jsolomons
Acid reflux medications

Home dialysis

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Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) is a type of dialysis that can be done at home, or even at work. Many patients choose CAPD as their first treatment option, while others switch to CAPD after treating in a center. If you have questions about this dialysis option, we have answers. Michelle Cassin, RN and Senior Clinical Director of DaVita Home Dialysis, will respond to your common and not-so-common questions each week. Whether you are a current patient or care partner, or just considering CAPD, submit your health and lifestyle concerns here to start a discussion on the forum. Please note: for time sensitive issues, always contact your care team or on-call nurse directly for the fastest response.
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cassinreed01
PD SOLUTION
Are you new to peritoneal dialysis or home hemodialysis? Talk about your transition to dialysis in this forum.
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Find support in this forum created for caregivers of home dialysis patients.
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Diet & nutrition

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Want to swap kidney-friendly recipes? Or do you have questions about your CKD diet or dialysis diet? Chat about it in the Kidney Diet forum.
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lanne09
Exceptions??
by lanne09
From phosphorus and potassium to hemoglobin and albumin, get answers to your questions about nutrition and lab values.
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jadeat60
Sodium vs Potassium
How do you stay active when you have kidney disease and are on dialysis? Share your thoughts in this forum.
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raramorgan
Blood pressure

Education, inspiration & lifestyle

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Wondering what Five-Star is and what it means for you? Read on.
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KelseyAtDaVita
What is Five-Star?
Talk about kidney disease resources and dialysis education.
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Who supports you—emotionally, financially, etc.—when you have kidney disease and are on dialysis?
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KelseyAtDaVita
Heart Attack + Dialysis
Share inspiring stories and pieces of advice about living with kidney disease.
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raramorgan
Davita Friends
Have you experience any lifestyle changes after your kidney disease diagnosis? Chat with people like you in this forum.
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YoungandRestless12
Renal Dating! :)

Travel

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Before you hit the road, reach out to the community for tips about traveling around the United States when you’re on dialysis.
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KelseyAtDaVita
Travel Google+ Hangout
It is possible to travel abroad when you’re on dialysis. Discuss international travel in this forum.
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Share tips and tricks about traveling on home dialysis, whether you’re on peritoneal dialysis (PD) or home hemodialysis (HHD).
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maryjued
Doing PD on a long flight

Transplant

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A kidney transplant is an alternative treatment to dialysis. Start a transplant discussion in this forum.
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KelseyAtDaVita
Transplant advice
Are you on the kidney transplant waiting list? Talk about your experience here.
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Have you donated a kidney or are you looking into becoming a donor? Share your kidney donor story with the community.
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Caregivers

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Let others know how you cope as a caregiver for a person with kidney disease.
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Jmcraft
Stressed
by Jmcraft
When you care for someone with kidney disease, you may need support. Find care partner discussions in this forum.
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1scaredycat
Help with auto repair
Give tips and advice on how you say thank-you to your care partner when you are on dialysis.
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DaVita online

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We'll post announcements on upcoming content or tools we add to DaVita.com here. You'll have a chance to respond to our changes.
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dac0214
PEACE WHILE IN DIALYSIS
by dac0214
Give us feedback about the site’s kidney care resources.
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KelseyAtDaVita
Searching and listing
Is something broken? Having issues acessing your lab results through the DaVita Health Portal? Let the DaVita Online team know there is a problem through the Help Center.
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