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Early Stage Kidney Disease

What Do I Do?

You've taken an important step toward learning about your condition. DaVita has gathered key pieces of information—from diet and medication to lifestyle and support—that are essential to your overall well-being.

Kidney Knowledge

Take control of your health by learning all you can about kidney disease.

Slow Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

Learn how to keep the kidney function you have.

See more kidney care and dialysis videos.

Lifestyle Changes

With an early-stage kidney disease diagnosis, certain things may change. Here is what you can expect.

Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Is your body telling you something? Find out which signs and symptoms may point to kidney disease.

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Your Kidney Diet

Feast your eyes on how to manage a kidney-friendly diet with these tools and tips.

DaVita Kitchen

Modify favorite meals, lower your potassium and sodium intake and learn how to make delicious recipes for your kidney diet.

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Know that it's essential to take what the doctor orders—it's a big part of your overall care.

  • Manage the Medicine Chest
    Get to know medications that can help preserve kidney function and keep other conditions under control.

  • Take Your Medication
    Adhering to your prescribed treatment can help you take control of your health.

  • Understand Your Lab Work
    GFR. Kt/V. BUN. CCr. Know how this alphabet soup of important tests can help you manage your condition.

Early Stage Kidney Diease - Medications - DaVita

Working Patients

It's possible to continue working when you have kidney disease. Find out how and why it's important.

Early Stage Working Patients

Getting Support

You won't be alone. Find support services, tips and communities when you need it most.

Early Stage Getting Support - DaVita

Steps To Take Now

1. Manage Your Health Like Never Before

The new is the online resource to help you understand and manage your kidney care.

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2. Get Kidney Smart®

Find an instructor-led kidney disease education class near you.

Find Classes

3. Read Kidney Smart Magazine

Get the facts about kidney disease and the right resources for you and your loved ones.

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4. Get Medications Delivered

Manage prescriptions with DaVita Rx®, the pharmacy that specializes in kidney care.

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