Dee Moore was diagnosed with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in 2018. She decided to share her journey online, creating a vlog in 2019 before moving into podcasting in the summer of 2020. Her Diary of a Kidney Warrior podcast is now created in partnership with Kidney Care UK.
Dee said: “When I was discharged from hospital and was feeling lost, like I didn’t know what to do, the first organisation that I reached out to was Kidney Care UK. To be able to pay that support forward and work together with Kidney Care UK who supported me in my hour of need to help my fellow Kidney Warriors is really an honour.
"Every aspect of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is open for exploration in the podcast and I have covered subjects such as mental health, sleep hygiene, understanding renal blood test results, deceased and living organ donation, and advice for newly diagnosed kidney warriors. I hope that kidney warriors will feel educated, empowered and inspired to thrive within their own kidney warrior journey.”
The interviews in the podcast are intimate and informative, and each episode explores different aspects of kidney disease. It also aims to be encouraging and uplifting, for anyone on a kidney warrior journey. Whether you live with kidney disease, or a family or friend does, this podcast will help you learn more.
New episodes of the Diary of Kidney Warrior podcast are available to download every other Monday. Available to download from Podbean, Apple Podcast and Spotify. You can also listen to episodes on YouTube.
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Chronic Illness: Grieving the Self (Part 2)
Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Emma Coyne joins Dee Moore to discuss the grieving process and impact on a person's self-identity when they are diagnosed with a chronic illness.
Chronic Illness: Grieving the self
Kidney health advocate Judy Akin, joins Dee Moore for an interview in two parts.
In the first part of the interview, Judy shares her kidney warrior story.
In the second part, Dee and Judy discuss the grieving process and impact on a person's self-identity when they are diagnosed with a chronic illness.
Raising awareness of kidney cancer
Clinical Nurse Specialist and Kidney Cancer UK Health Care Professional Nurse, Susan Sireshuk, and Head of Public Affairs and Communications at Kidney Cancer UK, Malcolm Packer, join Dee Moore in this two-part episode.