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This 62-page book provides patients with the information they need to take control of their healthcare and do what is necessary to preserve and protect their kidney function. Created by AAKP, this educational piece addresses the concerns of those at risk for kidney disease and their family members. The book features information on the kidneys and how they work, diabetes, hypertension, various medical tests, emotional issues, common medications and much more. It provides patients and family members with answers to questions about the health of their kidneys, diet and overall lifestyle.
The development and distribution of this book was funded by an educational grant from Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. The book has received the favorably reviewed seal from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
Kidney Beginnings: A Patient’s Guide To Living With Reduced Kidney Function is part of the Kidney Beginnings chronic kidney disease educational series offered by AAKP. Also included in this series are Kidney Beginnings: The Magazine and Kidney Beginnings: The Electronic Newsletter.