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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).  Single copies of the NIDDK resources are available for download here.  To order multiple copies, call 518-533-7880 or email We also offer our own publications, as outlined below.

Renal Exchange Booklet:
This nutritional workbook is a handy tool in helping dialysis patients manage their kidney diet.  Ask your renal dietician for a copy or print a free copy here.

You are a Dialysis Patient
Authored by nephrologist James Horn, a free copy of this book is available for download here. Printed copies are available for sale at Amazon and Kindle for $6.00 and $5.00 respectively.

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 siginficant things you can do in your battle against kidney disease. Please download the below materials to help you manage your mental wellness!

Click here for our brochure on mental health and kidney disease. 

Click here for a depression screening tool.

Click here for Capital Region mental health resources; here for Greater Syracuse Area; and here for Greater Rochester region.

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 bettter outcomes. Click here for an informational sheet that will help you managae your fluid intake.

Don’t miss your dialysis treatment!
One of the things we hear most often about from clinical staff is about patients that don’t adhere to their dialysis schedule. We get it. It’s  quite a time commitment each week, but there is a reason the dialysis schedule is what it is. It is designed to keep you healthy and many things can go wrong if you miss a treatment. Sticking to your schedule will keep you healthier and improve your outcomes. Click here for an information sheet on the importance of not missing dialysis.

Published regularly, the NeKF newsletter keeps members and supporters up-to-date on  programs, services and special events; educational opportunities; important legislative changes; dietary guidelines; and research efforts and advances.  To subscribe, email

For information on any of the publications listed above, email or call 518-527-6236.