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Earlier in the month, we discussed how chronic kidney disease patients can make smarter diet choices to help slow the progression of the disease. In addition to those tips, there are some food substitutions that people with kidney disease can make to avoid over-consuming minerals such as potassium and phosphorus that should be closely regulated in a kidney-friendly diet.

Potassium is a mineral found in almost all foods. The body… read more

Posted July 22, 2013
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Staying safe, healthy, and independent at home is important for people who have chronic illnesses, like kidney disease. However, the many aspects of disease management and the lifestyle changes necessary to keep kidneys as healthy as possible can be difficult to handle on one’s own. That's where home care can help!

A qualified home care agency such as Independence-4-Seniors in the Chicago area can develop unique in-home care plans that not only keep… read more

Posted July 15, 2013
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Diabetes can lead to a variety of health complications, including kidney disease. Diabetes is actually the primary cause of kidney failure, and approximately 40 percent of people with diabetes will develop chronic kidney disease.

Protect your kidneys
The good news is that diabetic kidney disease does not happen quickly, which means you can take steps to protect your kidneys! Even if your kidneys are already damaged, you can control your diabetes to… read more

Posted July 08, 2013
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