Support for Chronic Kidney Disease in Children

Experts at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone offer support for children with chronic kidney disease and their families. The Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, supports programs for children and families as they cope with diagnosis and treatment. Our doctors can refer you and your child to a variety of specialists who treat conditions that can worsen kidney function, such as lupus and type 2 diabetes.

Nutritional Counseling

Children living with chronic kidney disease may need to adopt a diet to avoid further injury to the kidneys. Our registered dietitians offer information about foods your child should eat or avoid and can create personalized meal plans.

Emotional Support

Our psychologists can help children and families cope with the stress of kidney disease and its treatment. Our doctors can also connect children who have the condition to support groups, organizations, and activities.

Social Work

Social workers at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital can help families determine if their child’s treatments are covered by insurance. They can also help coordinate treatments, such as kidney transplantation and hemodialysis, at other medical centers.

Clinical Trials

Our doctors regularly participate in clinical research trials, which evaluate promising new therapies for children with chronic kidney disease. You and your doctor can discuss whether your child might benefit from an experimental therapy.

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