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DaVita Phosphorus Challenge

iStock_000006926250ChallengeIn December I blogged about a new, fun way to learn about phosphorus coming to DaVita.com this spring.  Soon you can sign up to be notified when the Phosphorus Challenge is ready. Look for an announcement coming soon to the DaVita.com home page.

I’m really excited about Phosphorus Challenge. It’s a one of a kind online challenge that provides education about phosphorus by featuring games, quizzes, polls, points and social networking with others who are taking the phosphorus challange. Last week I met with the DaVita Dietitian Council to present the features and received very positive input. The dietitians are looking forward to this new online tool to help dialysis and chronic kidney disease patients learn more about phosphorus and how to control it.

I think you’ll have fun playing the games while increasing your knowledge about phosphorus, which is so important. Today, compared to several years ago, more emphasis is placed on phosphorus control in chronic kidney disease as research reveals new information about the harmful effects of phosphorus on bone mineralization and the role in calcifications of the heart and arteries.

Keep on the lookout for more news about the DaVita Phosphorus Challenge coming soon.

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Sara Colman, RD, CDE

Sara Colman, RD, CDE

Sara is a renal dietitian with over 20 years experience working with people with diabetes and kidney disease. She is co-author of the popular kidney cookbook "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook". Sara is currently the Manager of Kidney Care Nutrition for DaVita. She analyzes recipes and creates content, resources and tools for the kidney community. In her spare time Sara loves to spend time with her young grandson, including fun times together in her kitchen.