Kidney Matters is our free quarterly magazine for everyone affected by kidney disease.
This issue includes another recipe for our Kidney Kitchen as well as articles about dialysis transport, UK Kidney week, conservative treatment, and an interview with a retiring dialysis nurse after 33 years.
We know that being a kidney patient can be tough at times and that accessing the right help at the right time isn’t always easy. We’ve spent a great deal of time over the past year talking to kidney patients on dialysis, asking them what we can do to address this. The response was overwhelmingly ‘improved communication’ on what is going on in the kidney world and what is available to them in terms of support and how to access it.
Kidney Matters has been developed to tackle this as well as the many other issues kidney patients face in day-to-day life. Along with shared patient experiences, Kidney Matters provides on how to access emotional and practical support, financial assistance through our grant schemes, advice from leading kidney specialists and tips on how to keep as well as possible by eating a healthy diet whilst on dialysis.
Welcome to KidneyMatters In this summer issue Page 30 Features 6 Wholly 26 aligned. Wholly alive Ciara Roberts on nourishing mind, body and spririt How times have changed Sister Jill Armitage on her work dialysing kidney patients for over 30 years That’s the spirit 17 Medical Come skydive with me Join us in October for the Kidney Care UK team skydive 8 Diabetic 14 kidney disease and the CREDENCE trial A major breakthrough in the treatment of diabetic kidney disease is announced UK Kidney Week Report from UK Kidney Week in Brighton Lifestyle 20 Page 6 I’m ready. It’s time Dr Fergus Caskey explores the options when dialysis becomes too much Health and wellbeing 32 38 Just one more mile Murray Beehan on cycling his way back to mental and physical health THE PEEER project receives £100,000 in lottery funding Improving the mental health and career prospects of young people in Southampton Food and drink 12 Lemonade scones for a real cream tea Baking up a treat in the Kidney Kitchen with Chef Ripley A postcard from... 34 Wish you were here Hayden Morgan on waltzing Matilda around dialysis in Australia How can we help 39 Just scootin’ along How a Kidney Care UK grant got things moving for Terence Gibbs Page 17