Don’t be afraid to ask for support for you, your family, and care partners. It is hard to ask, but try. Staying connected is important at this complicated time of life.

There are many support groups available for people living with kidney disease. Family, friends, and co-workers are a valuable source of support as you make important adjustments, like starting a new diet or quitting smoking. Share what you’re learning. If loved ones want additional information encourage them to sign up for newsletters and classes about chronic kidney disease.

The social worker and other members of your health care team are an excellent resource for support. Maintain open communication so that you can get help if you need it.

Your family, friends, and co-workers care about you and want to make sure you take control, make a plan, and stay the course. 

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