Diet Education & Support
Major Causes of Kidney Disease
Diabetes is the main cause of kidney disease. The Kidney Foundation has developed a tool to help those individuals on a low-carb diet. This listing of foods by brand name simplifies the hunt for lower carbohydrate foods. The list can be mailed or emailed to you free of charge.
Call the Kidney Foundation (330)722-9300 X204 or click here to email us.
You can also visit the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Disease here.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Hereditary Nephritis Foundation
1390 West 6690 South – #202H
Murray, Utah 84123-6914
Mission: To promote research into the causes of and cures for hereditary nephritis and to provide up-to-date general information about Alport Syndrome and related conditions to patients, families, and physicians..
IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease)
Lupus Foundation of America
330-945-6767 or 877-635-8787
2769 Front Street
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
Patient Education, Physician Referrals, Support Groups.
The following web sites may be helpful in finding information on kidney diseases:
Cookbooks & Diet
Eating Well, Living Well With Hypertension
Available through the Medina County District Library System–Call No. 616.132 SVE.
Takes reader through the definition of hypertension (140/90 mm or higher) to ideas on dining out. Some recipes at the end of the book are not suitable for renal diets.
Eating Well, Living Well With Kidney Disease
Available though the Medina County District Library System–Call No. 616.61 SCH. There are 55 pages of recipes and lists of nutritional values per serving. Offers a "high protein" or "low protein" alternative for some recipes.