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DaVita Kidney Care Dietitians to Host Live Online Discussion on Managing Kidney- and Diabetes-friendly Diets
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DENVER, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, will host an online Google+ Hangout on Air called "Kidney Diet Tips: Diabetes Edition" on Monday, Sept. 8 at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET. The online event will feature dietitians who specialize in kidney- and diabetes-friendly diets.

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Kidney Diet Tips: Diabetes Edition
Monday, Sept. 8
5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET
Register and submit questions
Join the live event

Diabetes causes nearly 40 percent of all cases of kidney failure and is the number one cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

A kidney-friendly diet typically requires restrictions around foods that contain high amounts of phosphorus, sodium and potassium. For those who also have diabetes, carbohydrate intake needs to be moderated to manage blood glucose levels and healthy fats emphasized for heart health. Because of these restrictions, managing diets can be complicated for those with both kidney disease and diabetes.

"Navigating dietary restrictions for a kidney diet alone can be difficult; if you have both kidney disease and diabetes, it's even harder," says Sara Colman, RDN, CDE, manager of nutrition at DaVita Kidney Care. "We want to provide an open forum where anyone who has kidney disease and diabetes can get their questions answered by specialized dietitians, no matter what stage of their diseases they are in."

The Google+ Hangout on Air will include a focused discussion about eating right for those with kidney disease and diabetes diets. Attendees can submit their questions about managing kidney- and diabetes-friendly diets by pre-registering online, or by submitting a question live via comment during the Hangout on Air. Questions will be answered by a panel of three credentialed dietitians - Sara Colman, RDN, CDE; Megan Buckendahl RD; and Susan Zogheib, MHS, RD, LDN of DaVita Kidney Care.

This is the third diet-focused Google+ Hangout on Air hosted by DaVita Kidney Care. The last "Kidney Diet Tips" Google+ Hangout on Air was in July and was well- received by individuals impacted by chronic kidney disease.

The Google+ Hangout on Air is scheduled for 30 minutes, but any questions submitted that dietitians are unable to answer due to time constraints will be answered by a panel of DaVita Kidney Care dietitians on the myDaVita.com Kidney Diet Tips forum each Wednesday.

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

About DaVita Kidney Care

DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500(r) company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of June 30, 2014, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,119 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 168,000 patients. The company also operated 84 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.

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Ginger Pelz
(303) 876-6611
Ginger.Pelz@DaVita.com

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DaVita Kidney Care Dietitians to Host Live Online Discussion on Managing Kidney- and Diabetes-friendly Diets

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DENVER, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, will host an online Google+ Hangout on Air called "Kidney Diet Tips: Diabetes Edition" on Monday, Sept. 8 at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET. The online event will feature dietitians who specialize in kidney- and diabetes-friendly diets.

Kidney Diet Tips: Diabetes Edition
Monday, Sept. 8
5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET
Register and submit questions
Join the live event

Diabetes causes nearly 40 percent of all cases of kidney failure and is the number one cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

A kidney-friendly diet typically requires restrictions around foods that contain high amounts of phosphorus, sodium and potassium. For those who also have diabetes, carbohydrate intake needs to be moderated to manage blood glucose levels and healthy fats emphasized for heart health. Because of these restrictions, managing diets can be complicated for those with both kidney disease and diabetes.

"Navigating dietary restrictions for a kidney diet alone can be difficult; if you have both kidney disease and diabetes, it's even harder," says Sara Colman, RDN, CDE, manager of nutrition at DaVita Kidney Care. "We want to provide an open forum where anyone who has kidney disease and diabetes can get their questions answered by specialized dietitians, no matter what stage of their diseases they are in."

The Google+ Hangout on Air will include a focused discussion about eating right for those with kidney disease and diabetes diets. Attendees can submit their questions about managing kidney- and diabetes-friendly diets by pre-registering online, or by submitting a question live via comment during the Hangout on Air. Questions will be answered by a panel of three credentialed dietitians – Sara Colman, RDN, CDE; Megan Buckendahl RD; and Susan Zogheib, MHS, RD, LDN of DaVita Kidney Care.

This is the third diet-focused Google+ Hangout on Air hosted by DaVita Kidney Care. The last "Kidney Diet Tips" Google+ Hangout on Air was in July and was well- received by individuals impacted by chronic kidney disease.

The Google+ Hangout on Air is scheduled for 30 minutes, but any questions submitted that dietitians are unable to answer due to time constraints will be answered by a panel of DaVita Kidney Care dietitians on the myDaVita.com Kidney Diet Tips forum each Wednesday.  

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

About DaVita Kidney Care

DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500(r) company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of June 30, 2014, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,119 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 168,000 patients. The company also operated 84 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.

Contact Information

Media:
Ginger Pelz
(303) 876-6611
Ginger.Pelz@DaVita.com

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