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)


Medline Plus

High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease


Medline Plus

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..


Other Causes

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)

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.


Polycystic Kidney Research Foundation

Wegener's Granulomomatosis

The following web sites may be helpful in finding information on kidney diseases:


Fresenius Medical Care North America

Kidney School

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease

The Nephron Information Center

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.



Eat Right to Feel Right on Hemodialysis

Nutrition and Kidney Diseases Cleveland Clinic Foundation