Information and reference materials.

As a service to our community and clinical professionals, the NeKF provides copies of brochures and fact sheets on a variety of renal related topics, developed locally or provided by the NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease).

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The Renal Exchange Workbook

Renal Exchange Workbook

This nutritional workbook is a handy tool in helping dialysis patients manage their kidney diet.  Ask your renal dietician for a copy or download a free copy.

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You Are A Dialysis Patient

You Are A Dialysis Patient

This booklet, authored by nephrologist James Horn, was written for individuals who are on dialysis or approaching dialysis. Printed copies are available for sale at or download a free digital copy.

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Fluid Matters On Dialysis

Fluid Management

One of the most important things you can do as a dialysis patient is manage your fluid intake. It is not always easy but managing your fluid will lead to better outcomes. This informational sheet will help you manage your fluid intake.

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Missing Dialysis: Is It Worth The Risk?

Don’t miss your dialysis treatment!

This information sheet explains the importance of not missing dialysis. Sticking to your schedule will help you stay healthier and improve your outcomes.

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NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

NIDDK Resources

Additional resources for kidney disease patients are available at NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease) website.

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Mental health resources.

One of the most important thing for your health as a kidney, dialysis or transplant patient is to manage your mental healthcare needs. We encourage all patients to make sure you are monitoring your mental wellness! It is one of the most significant things you can do in your battle against kidney disease. Please download the below materials to help you manage your mental wellness!

Mental Health and Kidney Disease

The pamphlet explains the importance of reaching out for professional help if you are having difficulty in managing complex feelings.

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PHQ-9 Patient Health Questionnaire

Patient Health Questionnaire

This depression assessment tool can help you identify possible symptoms of depression.

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Mental Health Resources for Upstate New York

A guide to mental health resources in the New York Capital Region.

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A guide to mental health resources in the Greater Syracuse Area.

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A guide to mental health resources in the Greater Rochester Region.

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Are you having suicidal thoughts?

If you are having suicidal thoughts, please contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988 or visiting to speak with a live counselor.