‘MY KIDNEY JOURNEY’ is an educational website which aims at increasing knowledge of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
It provides patients and their families with information and resources they need in order to plan for a healthy and full life while on kidney replacement therapy. It has been developed by nephrology experts and CKD patients. It is available in over 20 languages.
This tool has been built for CKD patients and their families as well as healthcare professionals as a supportive tool in pre-dialysis education. It explains the role of kidneys, stages of deterioration, expected symptoms and evaluates in detail each treatment modality: peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, transplantation and conservative management. It also includes a thorough section on mental aspects, diet, exercise, travel and a resource center with files to download. The goal is to help with a conscious decision of a preferred treatment and to provide multidisciplinary support.