Kidney Health Resources

Free educational resources to inspire and empower kidney disease patients and healthcare providers.

Take Control of Your Kidney Health with a Self-Coaching Mindset

By Empowered Kidney Care / May 3, 2022

Where do you feel safe and secure? What makes you feel out of control? How do these different situations affect your confidence? Your anxiety? Your ability to enjoy life? The American healthcare system is not very good at providing control. So many people feel helpless in the exam room or forgotten in the hospital. It’s…

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Understanding Your Kidney Lab Work

By Empowered Kidney Care / February 15, 2022

If you have kidney disease, you know that it can come with quite a barrage of tests and lab work. “We drive everything we do based on lab work. That’s the gold standard,” says Dr. Richard Gibney, a nephrologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. “How are you doing today compared to…

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Take control of your kidney health: patient advocates

By Empowered Kidney Care / October 27, 2021

The American healthcare system is the biggest in the world, employing millions of doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff around the country. With all these people dedicated to better care, why is it still so easy for patients to feel alone? To feel lost in the system? The solution is often simpler (and closer to…

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Empowered CKD Management Protocol

By Empowered Kidney Care / September 28, 2021

Through the past six months at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Richard Gibney and the Empowered Kidney Care team have published a first draft of their official empowered CKD Management Protocol. Already, the first six month’s results are inspiring, demonstrating a promising start to a complete empowered kidney…

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Take control of your kidney health: understanding your medications

By Empowered Kidney Care / September 1, 2021

What kidney medicines do you take? How do you take them? Why do you take them? Medications can be difficult to keep track of, but with a little knowledge and teamwork, they don’t have to be. This article is designed to give you a basic introduction to kidney medications so you can better understand and…

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Take control of your kidney health: tracking your own data

By Empowered Kidney Care / August 6, 2021

Do you want to take more control of your own kidney health? In order to make smart decisions and lifestyle changes, you first need to have the right information. There are three basic types of health data that you can collect at home: Blood Sugar (Glucose) Levels Blood Pressure Body Weight These three data points…

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Kidney Care Empowerment Checklist

By Empowered Kidney Care / June 2, 2021

Healthcare empowerment sounds like a great idea, but what exactly does it mean? It can feel like an intimidating goal for both patients and healthcare providers. Many doctors may walk into an exam room with the best of intentions but not know the right questions to ask. Patients too may want to take control of…

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Ask your doctor about SGLT-2 inhibitors

By Dr. Richard Gibney / April 26, 2021

Chronic kidney disease represents a broad group of patients, ranging from those at risk of kidney disease (CKD 1) to those with advanced decline in kidney function (CKD 5). Whatever their stage, the ultimate goal in CKD treatment is to preserve kidney function as much as possible. Ultimately, this keeps patients out of the hospital…

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