- Chronic kidney disease (CKD), or
- Excess urine protein, or
- Want to prevent CKD, or
- At risk for CKD due to obesity, diabetes, high BP, prior heart attack, stroke, PAD, prior acute kidney injury, stones, family with CKD, etc
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If you have experienced hemodialysis using a fistula, and want to share your story in our Choices class, please let us know.
If we fill our Honolulu Saturday morning class held at the HMSA Keeaumoku location, we may offer Tuesday evening classes at Queens Medical Center.
Renee Masuyama RN, a longtime hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis nurse in Hilo generously volunteers to facilitate web-based Aloha Kidney classes in Hilo. She is an invaluable, knowledgeable, caring and experienced resource for those with CKD living on the Big Island.
Ramona Wong MD, a Honolulu nephrologist who created Aloha Kidney and retired her practice to provide experienced, unbiased, no cost education as a public health outreach effort for those in Hawaii and beyond, who are interested in kidney health, at risk for, or have Chronic Kidney Disease.
Sherry Languille RN, a longtime hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis nurse, who generously volunteers to facilitate web-based Aloha Kidney classes in Maui. She is an invaluable caring, knowledgeable and experienced resource for those with CKD living on the island of Maui.
All Aloha Kidney classes are taught by a retired kidney specialist (nephrologist).
CKD navigators may also include
RNs with more than 20 years experience in caring for those with kidney disease.
Laurie Lum, an O'ahu resident has attended Aloha Kidney classes when diagnosed with CKD, later developing kidney failure requiring dialysis. Her efforts to perform home peritoneal dialysis failed. She underwent in center hemodialysis until receiving a living donor kidney from person she never met, who heard of her kidney failure through facebook!
Wendy Reeves, an O'ahu local who has been a loyal, committed, articulate volunteer at every Choices class for years. She shares her journey with CKD, acute kidney failure, transition to peritoneal dialysis, and her life now after a kidney transplant from her sister, for the benefit of all present.
Moira Chin MSW, retired from the Judiciary, State of Hawaii, now shares her time, heart and energy in answering your calls to Aloha Kidney. She was looking for 2 years for an organization that felt aligned with her intent to volunteer, and we are sooo grateful she decided on Aloha Kidney!
Since you are the one that decides what to eat, do, think and feel, you are a co-creator of your bodily existence.
Understanding the rules of the body allows you to mindfully nudge yourself towards health or nudge yourself towards chronic disease. Many have developed chronic diseases like obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic kidney disease (CKD), stroke, or circulation problems to their limbs due to not fully understanding and embracing the bodily impact of their daily choices.
It's never too early or too late to learn. There's so much of your body, health and life to enjoy, appreciate and nurture. Come learn together with us how to live each moment fully ever after! We offer a series of 6 weekly classes to help you understand. Click on the blue "Aloha Kidney brochure" button above or click on the "Class topics" tab to explore the topics we cover in each class.