Kidney Diet Tips


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The week of May 25, 2012 is an exciting week for DaVita. It marks the launch of, an enhanced social networking experience for kidney patients and caregivers to connect with others in the kidney care community and build a social support network.

This online resource was designed to help patients and caregivers understand and manage all aspects of kidney care. helps users to make lasting connections and build a support network within the kidney community.






Here are some of the exciting things users can do:

  • Participate in forum discussions to ask questions, get support and inspire others within the community
  • Join groups within to stay on top of topics they are particularly interested in
  • Save recipes and articles and organize into folders they create
  • Read recipe ratings and reviews and add personal notes to saved recipes
  • Interact with each other via private messages
  • Create a profile page customized with their personal story and hobbies, birthday, location, and their kidney connection
  • View other user’s public profile pages
  • Adjust security settings to share or make private the information they choose
  • Upload photos, and view their friends and groups they have joined

A bonus for Davita dialysis patients is the new also contains the DaVita Health Portal, where patients can track and view graphs of weight and lab results, monitor medications, including refill status, insurance, and care team information. They can click on resource links to find articles, information and forums related to specific lab values.

With, we hope users experience improved quality of life by connecting with others in the kidney care community more easily than ever before. For kidney patients, the ability to to be more proactive and engaged regarding their health, and have the tools to manage their kidney care will improve overall health and satisfaction.

To experience go to, register for your account and start exploring features. Let me know what you think.

 Kidney diet resources from

Sara Colman, RDN, CDCES

Sara Colman, RDN, CDCES

Sara is a renal dietitian with over 30 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 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.