Kidney Smart FAQs
- What can I expect to learn in a class?
You will learn the following topics:
- How kidneys function and what causes kidney disease
- How diet and nutrition can affect kidney disease
- What health changes can be made to take control of kidney disease
- Why employment and the right insurance coverage are important
- Which treatment options are available, from in-center and home dialysis to transplant
- How long are classes?
In-person classes and instructor-led online classes are typically 90 minutes. The online self-paced class takes about 45-60 minutes depending on how quickly you go through the material.
- Who leads Kidney Smart classes?
In-person classes and instructor-led online classes are taught by expert kidney educators who can help answer your questions about kidney health.
- What if I can’t make it to an in-person class? Can classes be taken online?
Yes. Kidney Smart offers no-cost kidney education classes that fit different schedules and can be taken from the comfort of home. Take an instructor-led online class that is available on a variety of dates and times that fit any lifestyle. Find online classes.
- Can loved ones attend these classes as well?
Yes. We encourage anyone in your life who is interested in supporting your kidney health journey to take a class and ask questions.
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