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September 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
This FREE Kidney Smart® class is hosted by Canyon Vista Medical Center and DaVita® Sierra Vista. This class is part of a nationwide effort to empower those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) by providing basic education on how to manage their health. One in six American adults has CKD, and leading causes include diabetes and hypertension. Managing CKD can be difficult, but proper care can slow the progression to dialysis. Kidney Smart classes teach people with Stage 3, 4, and 5 CKD how to stay healthy. Participants learn to keep a health diary, set goals for their health and organize their lab values and medications. The two hour sessions are taught by DaVita’s experienced health care professionals, including nurses, social workers, dietitians, and technicians.