Hello! Welcome to the Kidney Chronicles Blog. I am a registered nurse with the desire to educate as many people as possible on varies health topics that affect kidney disease. It is my hope that everyone who visits this blog learns information that they can use in their personal life or be able to share… Continue reading Welcome
Receiving a kidney transplant is not a cure for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), but a form of treatment. Transplant recipients are required to take a class of medications called immunosuppressants, for the rest of their lives so their body does not reject the transplanted organ. Currently after 36 months, Medicare no longer pays for the… Continue reading Support Kidney Transplant Recipients
The American Diabetes Association is calling for Congress to address the sky rocketing price of insulin. According to the Journal of American Medical Association, the cost of insulin has risen from $231 to $736 per patient per year. If this issue is not investigated and resolved, many uninsured diabetics may face financial hardship trying to… Continue reading Diabetic Dilemma: Rising Insulin Costs
March is National Kidney Month followed by April, which is designated National Donate Life Month. There are 26 million people with kidney disease and 90% of those affected don’t know it. The average person waits for a kidney on the organ donation list for the average of 5 years. The new movie, Going in Style, debuting April 7, 2017,… Continue reading Give the Gift of Life
Thank you so much for taking the time out to visit my blog. I am a nephrology registered nurse and it is my desire that my readers will leave this site with information that they can use to improve their overall health or the health of others. I hope my posts will be informative and… Continue reading Welcome to The Kidney Chronicles!