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Welcome to myDaVita

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New member? Introduce Yourself Here
New to the myDaVita community? Welcome! Introduce yourself and get to know other community members in this discussion forum.
Topics: 1,755 Posts: 5,477
1,755 5,477

General Dialysis

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Share Your Experience
Talk about your experiences on dialysis with the kidney care community.
Topics: 2,726 Posts: 18,189
2,726 18,189
Employment & Insurance
Share stories about how to balance work with dialysis or discuss how to navigate insurance coverage with the community.
Topics: 55 Posts: 313
55 313
Health Management
Discuss how you and your doctor find ways to manage your dialysis and other health needs.
Topics: 173 Posts: 1,057
173 1,057

Kidney Disease, Not on Dialysis

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Share Your Experience
Discuss experiences with early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Topics: 891 Posts: 5,162
891 5,162
Employment & Insurance
Talk about working when you’ve been diagnosed with kidney disease or discuss insurance coverage with other myDaVita.com forum members.
Topics: 16 Posts: 100
16 100
ampva301
Health Management
Talk about the ways you manage your health when you have kidney disease.
Topics: 173 Posts: 791
173 791

Home Dialysis

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Share Your Experience
Are you new to peritoneal dialysis or home hemodialysis? Talk about your transition to dialysis in this forum.
Topics: 649 Posts: 4,107
649 4,107
Underquat
Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) Q&A
CAPD is a type of dialysis that can be done at home, or even at work. In this forum, Michelle Cassin, RN and Senior Clinical Director of DaVita Home Dialysis will respond to your questions. Please note: for time sensitive issues, always contact your care team or on-call nurse directly for the fastest response.
Topics: 54 Posts: 187
Last Post: Infrared Sauna?
54 187
alfsavage10

Diet & Nutrition

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The Kidney Diet
Looking for kidney-friendly recipes or have questions about your CKD diet or dialysis diet? Chat about it here!
Topics: 1,572 Posts: 8,295
1,572 8,295
Exercise & Weight Loss
How do you stay active when you have kidney disease and are on dialysis? Share your thoughts in this forum.
Topics: 110 Posts: 832
110 832

Education, Inspiration & Lifestyle

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Advice & Inspiration
Share inspiring stories and pieces of advice about living with kidney disease.
Topics: 278 Posts: 2,437
278 2,437
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Educational Resources
Talk about kidney disease resources and dialysis education.
Topics: 390 Posts: 1,637
390 1,637
Lifestyle Changes
What lifestyle changes have you experienced after your kidney disease diagnosis? Chat with others like you in this forum.
Topics: 131 Posts: 643
131 643
Support
Who supports you—emotionally, financially, etc.—when you have kidney disease and are on dialysis?
Topics: 338 Posts: 2,015
Last Post: diet in stage 3
338 2,015
naisoantosb
Five-Star Quality Ratings
Learn more about CMS Five-Star Ratings here.
Topics: 2 Posts: 23
Last Post: What is Five-Star?
2 23
ampva301

Travel

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U.S. Travel
Before you hit the road, reach out to the community for tips about traveling around the United States when you’re on dialysis.
Topics: 128 Posts: 584
128 584
Underquat
International Travel
For many, it is possible to travel abroad when you’re on dialysis. Discuss international travel here.
Topics: 38 Posts: 164
Last Post: Going to Paris
38 164
Bilmocraig
Traveling on PD/HHD
Share tips and tricks about traveling on home dialysis, whether you’re on peritoneal dialysis (PD) or home hemodialysis (HHD).
Topics: 12 Posts: 63
Last Post: Hawaii Vacation
12 63
poopie71

Transplant

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Transplant Recipient
A kidney transplant is an alternative treatment to dialysis. Start a transplant discussion in this forum.
Topics: 298 Posts: 2,248
298 2,248
Waiting for a Transplant
Are you on the kidney transplant waiting list? Talk about your experience here.
Topics: 39 Posts: 200
Last Post: Overwhelmed
39 200
taosnmaosn
Donors
Have you donated a kidney or are you looking into becoming a donor? Share your kidney donor story with the community.
Topics: 20 Posts: 83
Last Post: Looking to donate!
20 83
ampva302

Caregivers

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Coping
Let others know how you cope as a caregiver for a person with kidney disease.
Topics: 38 Posts: 179
38 179
Caring for Someone with Kidney Disease
When you care for someone with kidney disease, you may need support. Find care partner discussions in this forum.
Topics: 261 Posts: 1,708
Last Post: Emergency Dialysis
261 1,708
leorasy89
Home Dialysis Caregiver Support
Find support in this forum created for caregivers of home dialysis patients.
Topics: 82 Posts: 631
82 631
Parent Support: For Those with Children on Dialysis
Get support from other parents who care for their child on dialysis.
Topics: 4 Posts: 11
4 11
What I Do for My Caregiver
Give tips and advice on how you say thank-you to your care partner when you're on dialysis.
Topics: 67 Posts: 625
Last Post: My story so far
67 625
arreolajongmt67

DaVita Online

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Announcements from the DaVita Online Team
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.
Topics: 38 Posts: 216
38 216
How Can We Improve the DaVita.com Website?
Give us feedback about the site’s kidney care resources.
Topics: 169 Posts: 927
Last Post: mr art's wife
169 927
georgehammer
Need Help?
Is something broken? Let the DaVita Online team know there is a problem through the Help Center.
Topics: 149 Posts: 668
149 668
halsonzammy2
Topics: 10,820   Posts: 60,260   Members: 747,615   Active Members: 5,866
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