Need help with your kidney diet? Try this new App.
Tampa, FL – Today the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) launched the AAKP Nutrition Guide App for all Android-based devices. The FREE App is an electronic version of the AAKP Nutrition Counter which provides the nutrient values of more than 300 commonly consumed foods as well as many fast food restaurant options. Nutritional values available include carbohydrates, fat, saturated fat, protein, calories, sodium, potassium and phosphorus. These nutritional values are closely monitored in individuals with chronic kidney disease. The AAKP Nutrition App provides a convenient tool that allows patients to instantly find how foods can be incorporated into a diet and appropriate serving sizes.
“Kidney patients must be vigilant in monitoring the foods they eat,” stated AAKP Executive Director Gary Green. “Sometimes it’s difficult to know how much phosphorus or sodium you are consuming. The AAKP Nutrition App is a free, simple tool to help patients monitor the foods they are eating. We encourage patients, their families and health care professionals to download this app to their smartphone or tablet. We believe this is convenient way to help patients take charge of their health care.”
The new mobile application is the latest addition to a portfolio of free, robust web tools AAKP has available for kidney patients including: the HealthLine series featuring live and recorded webinars; AAKP MyHealth – an online personal health record featuring the latest Nutrition Tracker component; and an online listing of kidney disease support groups. Android smartphone users can download the AAKP Nutrition Guide App by visiting the Apps Store on their phones Or visiting the direct link –https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bbtech.aakpnutritionguide&hl=en&rdid=com.bbtech.aakpnutritionguide..
AAKP was founded in 1969 by a group of six kidney patients. Celebrating its 45thAnniversary, AAKP has evolved to be the primary source of advocacy, education, and interaction for chronic kidney disease patients, ESRD patients and kidney transplant recipients, as well as the families and professionals who support them in improving their health and their lives.
AAKP is a voluntary non-profit organization founded by kidney patients, which for 45 years, has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of kidney patients through education, advocacy and the fostering of patient communities. The programs offered by AAKP inform and inspire patients and their families to better understand their condition, adjust more readily to their circumstances, and assume more normal, productive lives in their communities.