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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.
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Last Post: Hi, I?m new to this
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General Dialysis

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Share Your Experience
Talk about your experiences on dialysis with the kidney care community.
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2,696 18,051
Employment & Insurance
Share stories about how to balance work with dialysis or discuss how to navigate insurance coverage with the community.
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52 288
Health Management
Discuss how you and your doctor find ways to manage your dialysis and other health needs.
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Last Post: Cooking spices
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Cooking spices

Kidney Disease, Not on Dialysis

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Share Your Experience
Discuss experiences with early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD).
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Last Post: Lab results
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Lab results
Employment & Insurance
Talk about working when you’ve been diagnosed with kidney disease or discuss insurance coverage with other forum members.
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16 92
Medicare Advantage Insurance
Health Management
Talk about the ways you manage your health when you have kidney disease.
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172 760
Vitamin Advice Needed

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.
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640 4,084
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.
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Last Post: Infrared Sauna?
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Infrared Sauna?

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!
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1,565 8,225
Diet Tracker Planner
Exercise & Weight Loss
How do you stay active when you have kidney disease and are on dialysis? Share your thoughts in this forum.
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110 818
Fluid retention- weight gain

Education, Inspiration & Lifestyle

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Advice & Inspiration
Share inspiring stories and pieces of advice about living with kidney disease.
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Last Post: Hope
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Educational Resources
Talk about kidney disease resources and dialysis education.
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388 1,600
Lifestyle Changes
What lifestyle changes have you experienced after your kidney disease diagnosis? Chat with others like you in this forum.
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130 634
Who supports you—emotionally, financially, etc.—when you have kidney disease and are on dialysis?
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338 2,011
Five-Star Quality Ratings
Learn more about CMS Five-Star Ratings here.
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Last Post: What is Five-Star?
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What is Five-Star?


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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.
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Last Post: U.S. Travel Is Easy
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U.S. Travel Is Easy
International Travel
For many, it is possible to travel abroad when you’re on dialysis. Discuss international travel here.
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38 152
Traveling on PD/HHD
Share tips and tricks about traveling on home dialysis, whether you’re on peritoneal dialysis (PD) or home hemodialysis (HHD).
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Last Post: Hawaii Vacation
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Hawaii Vacation


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Transplant Recipient
A kidney transplant is an alternative treatment to dialysis. Start a transplant discussion in this forum.
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Last Post: Ezekiel Bread
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Ezekiel Bread
Waiting for a Transplant
Are you on the kidney transplant waiting list? Talk about your experience here.
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Last Post: Home PD patient
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Home PD patient
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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Last Post: Looking to donate!
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Looking to donate!


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Let others know how you cope as a caregiver for a person with kidney disease.
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37 169
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.
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Last Post: Help and support
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Help and support
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Home Dialysis Caregiver Support
Find support in this forum created for caregivers of home dialysis patients.
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82 626
Parent Support: For Those with Children on Dialysis
Get support from other parents who care for their child on dialysis.
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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.
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67 621

DaVita Online

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Announcements from the DaVita Online Team
We'll post announcements on upcoming content or tools we add to here. You'll have a chance to respond to our changes.
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38 210
How Can We Improve the Website?
Give us feedback about the site’s kidney care resources.
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Last Post: Lab results
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Lab results
Need Help?
Is something broken? Let the DaVita Online team know there is a problem through the Help Center.
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