Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a highly prevalent condition in the United States and worldwide.
The most common cause is diabetes and/or hypertension. It can lead to end-stage kidney disease which requires treatment to replace lost kidney function. Kidney function replacement requires either a kidney transplant or some form of dialysis.
Remarkable progress has been made in the last few years in the diagnosis and management of CKD. The CKD clinic at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is at the forefront of research and discovery, as well as delivery of contemporary care for CKD.
Why choose us for your care?
The UCHealth Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic was created to provide inter-disciplinary state-of-the-art care.
This includes aggressive pursuit of measures to slow CKD progression and delay end-stage kidney disease such as control of blood sugar and blood pressure. Our team believes in early education about CKD and end-stage kidney disease and will guide you as you explore of all available options for management.
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is an internationally recognized leader in kidney transplantation and in-home dialysis modalities including peritoneal dialysis.
This inter-disciplinary center is comprised of members of the Division of Nephrology and includes a diverse group of physicians and nurse practitioners. Our providers have extensive experience in the treatment of CKD and are nationally and internationally renounced for their research in the field.
In addition, the team offers much-needed expertise of a renal nurse, dietician, and social worker to help you make any lifestyle changes recommended by your provider. Our team works closely with the kidney transplant team and with the home dialysis program. Educational activities are offered including meetings for patients and their families, continuing educational forums for clinicians, scientific conferences and scientific publications.
- National Kidney Foundation offers reliable information, good recipes, support, and resources.
- American Association of Kidney Patients is an organization founded by patients. It has reliable and useful information.
- National Kidney Disease Education Program is dedicated to improving the understanding of kidney disease.
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases – Planning for your vascular access