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Take Charge of Your Kidney Health: Exploring New Technologies


Living with chronic kidney disease can be challenging, but new technologies and telehealth options can make it easier for you to manage.

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Living with chronic kidney disease can be challenging, but new technologies and telehealth options can make it easier for you to manage.

Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.

Ever forgotten to take your medicine, let your fitness or nutrition slide, or struggled to get enough sleep? Smartphone apps and wearable devices like fitness trackers and smart watches can help you set and meet kidney health goals, stay on track, and keep motivated.

Also, ask your health care team about telehealth options for general wellness visits, nutrition counseling, mental health counseling, and more. You may be able to email, text, or have virtual visits instead of waiting until your next appointment to talk about your concerns. When appropriate, these options can help you stay connected—without leaving your home!

Follow us @NIDDKgov. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers.

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