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Kidney Stories No 8: Diet and Kidney Disease



Important messages in this Kidney Story No 8 – Diet and Kidney Disease
– Kidneys take out waste from the food we eat
– When kidneys are sick waste stays in your blood
– Eat healthy foods and stay strong
– Healthy foods and exercise will help your kidneys

Topics covered are:
1. What’s in food
2. Learn about food for kidney patients
3. Some foods make blood pressure high
4. Some foods make diabetes worse
5. Some foods have too much fat
6. Being overweight
7. Bush tucker is good food
8. Phosphate and potassium in foods

KIDNEY STORIES Toolkit educates on kidney disease using culturally sensitive drawings with minimal wording. It is designed to be used with your health care team so they can answer questions you may have. Key messages are presented with simple graphics and diagrams.

Kidney Health Australia is proud to host this important resource as part of our education program for Indigenous Australians. It could also be used for those with English as a second language.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that some resources below may contain drawings, images or voices of people who have died.

Kidney Health Australia is proud to host the KIDNEY STORIES toolkit as part of our education program for Indigenous Australians. This resource may be helpful educating anyone with English as a second language.
Go to www.kidney.org.au/your-kidneys/support/indigenous-resources/kidney-stories

KIDNEY STORIES Toolkit offers flipcharts, CD version and DVDs which tells these individual stories:
No 1: The work of your kidneys
No 2: When your kidneys get sick
No 3: Living with Kidney Disease
No 4: Treatment options and pathways
No 5: Haemodialysis
No 6: Peritoneal dialysis
No 7: Fistula and Catheter
No 8: Diet and kidney disease
No 9a: Palliative care for people with sick kidneys
No 9b: Palliative care for people with sick kidneys
No 10: Transplant 1 to 4: *Introduction *Tests required *Surgery *Life after transplant

A range of posters support this education resource. DVDs are available for health professionals who wish to use them as a support resource.

After watching this video, if you have questions, you should talk to your healthcare mob for answers. You may also call our Kidney Health Information Service on freecall 1800 454 363.

Credit: ’Kidney Stories’ Toolkit produced by NT Renal Services. For background call Susan Poppe on 08 8999 2406 or email susan.poppe@nt.gov.au

KIDNEY STORIES Toolkit is available from Darwin University Print Shop – Scott Chamberlain on 08 8946 6300, email uniprint@cdu.edu.au or visit www.cdu.edu.au

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