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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Kidney Disease Diagnosis First Steps: Building Your Healthcare Team

By Dr. Richard Gibney / March 23, 2022

Have you or someone you care about received a kidney disease diagnosis? Now what? This is one of the scariest times for kidney patients, but you can regain confidence and control over your health with a bit of knowledge and the right healthcare team. How bad is it? Many patients are terrified to hear they…

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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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Update: 10 Months of Preserving Kidney Function

By Empowered Kidney Care / January 11, 2022

At Empowered Kidney Care (EKC) we believe the right medications and patient empowerment are the keys to preserving kidney function. Historically, patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) often don’t get proper treatment until it’s too late, but now Dr. Richard Gibney and his team at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio…

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Case Study: 6 Months of Empowered CKD Management Results

By Empowered Kidney Care / September 24, 2021

Over the past year, the Empowered Kidney Care team has been shifting its focus from end stage renal disease (ESRD) to early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD). By moving “upstream,” we can help preserve kidney function and prevent patients from having to go on dialysis. Now, after six months at the University of Texas Health Science…

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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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