I was devastated when I was told that I had Stage III Chronic Kidney Disease. I knew that I faced a life-style changing situation. To start with I would be very limited in what and how much of that I could eat. Everyone diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is strongly advised to work with a Registered Chronic Kidney Disease Dietician. Not every CKD patient requires the same treatment and the dietary specialist can make a personal meal plan that fits your condition and make changes as your condition changes. The problem is that it is very difficult to locate a Registered Dietician, even in a large metropolitan city as New York City. Most Registered Dietitians work in an institutional environment and very few have private clients or patients. Fortunately, an MD, a Kidney Specialist, working at the New York Methodist Hospital introduced me to Registered Dietitians who he highly recommended. That is how I met Stephen Della Croce, MS, RD, CDN, and his team of Dedicated Dietitians.
My relationship with my Dietitians helped me relieve so many concerns around my diet. I was able to ask questions about foods that are safe and not safe, and with my specialized diet needs that information is invaluable. We email back and forth, I have sent food records to be reviewed, and eating has become a pleasurable experience again. Knowing that I can be in contact with my Dietitian when I need to has given me much-needed peace of mind. The best part, after following a personalized diet plan my blood work has improved, I am maintaining a healthy weight, and my doctor is very pleased.
If you have a medical condition that requires the assistance of a Registered Dietitian, or simply desire weight loss, I can wholeheartedly recommend Stephen Della Croce and his Colleagues. Since you will be consulting with them by email, it does not matter where in the world you are located. You will find them knowledgeable, compassionate and extremely well-informed professionally. It is my firm belief that you will be more than satisfied with them.
Brooklyn, New York.