PKD Connection Blog

With Halloween just around the corner, we’d like to remind you of some helpful tips to keep in mind during this sweets-filled holiday. When it comes to pacing your candy and treat intake, remember the age-old saying, “Everything in moderation.” […]

Watch Jacob Taylor, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., author of our new cookbook, Cooking Well: Delicious, everyday recipes for the PKD family, as he talks about the top five things PKD patients with good to excellent kidney function should know about nutrition. […]

Water plays an important role in hydration, but now researchers are finding out that being dehydrated may be particularly harmful to your kidneys. Here are the top four things you should know about water if you have PKD. 1.  Water […]

I have always known that PKD runs in my family. The chain goes from me to my dad, aunt, grandmother and great-grandfather. In fact, my great-grandfather has one of his cystic kidneys on display somewhere because, way back when, they […]

April is Donate Life Month, so we put together some stats to underscore the importance of organ donation in the lives of those affected by PKD. More than half of people with PKD will develop kidney failure by age 50. Once a person […]

I was in my early 20s when I first typed “PKD” in Google’s search engine. That was 12 years ago this month. I was so excited to discover the PKD Foundation. I immediately contacted the Chapter Relations Manager and shortly […]

Navigating through a world full of germs and bacteria can be tricky – especially for someone with PKD. Here are some general health tips to get you through the last weeks of the cold and flu season: Wash hands frequently. […]