SAKA is here for you. We help all kidney patients covered by the Sheffield Kidney Institute, along with families and friends.
Feel free to contact us for further information, to make any suggestions for what we could do for kidney patients or if you need any help.
Phone SAKA Secretary:
SAKA Facebook Group
Patients (and family members, friends, carers etc) who attend the Sheffield Kidney Unit or its satellites are invited to join this small confidential Facebook Group to share news and information.
Click the link below to visit/join:
LIVING WITH KIDNEY DISEASE
If you have been diagnosed with kidney disease it means you have some damage to your kidneys. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the term used by medical professionals. The word “chronic” means it is a long term problem and will not get better straight away. Your kidneys may continue to work, but if they get worse you will then have kidney failure.
For more details about this you can read an article on the NKF website:
FOOD AND DIET
What you eat can play a part in managing your kidney health. You may be referred to a dietitian to give you advice on your own personal circumstances.
The renal dietitians at Sheffield Teaching hospitals have produced a series of leaflets covering different aspects of healthy eating for people with kidney disease.
TREATMENT FOR KIDNEY DISEASE
As your kidney function deteriorates, you may be faced with a choice of treatments for CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease). These include a kidney transplant or one of various types of dialysis.
SAKA does not offer medical advice, but we have brought together some information which may help you to understand a bit more of what is available to you and may help you towards making a decision about your future treatment.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals produce a range of leaflets covering many aspects of kidney disease and care. To see the list and download leaflets:
NKF (National Kidney Federation) provide help for kidney patients via a telephone helpline, and by a series of leaflets which can be read on line or downloaded:
SAKA has funded a series of short videos to be used for renal patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
Click on the links below to view these.