Hyperkalemia and Beyond Bananas Campaign

Michael Spigler discusses the American Kidney Fund‘s Beyond Bananas™ campaign supported by AstraZeneca. This campaign works as a resource for hyperkalemia patients while also raising awareness about high potassium and that it doesn’t just come from bananas and is a condition that must be closely monitored.

Mike Spigler has served as vice president of Patient Services and Kidney Disease Education for the American Kidney Fund (AKF) since July 2015. Mr. Spigler oversees a spectrum of programs and services: prevention activities, top-rated health educational resources, and direct financial assistance that enables kidney patients to access lifesaving medical care, including dialysis and transplantation.

Mr. Spigler has more than 15 years of experience in creating and managing health education programs for a multitude of chronic health conditions, including kidney disease, cancer, food allergies and anxiety disorders. In 2011, he was among the first group of health educators named Master Certified Health Education Specialists by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

Prior to joining AKF, Mr. Spigler served as vice president of education for Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), a nonprofit organization in Northern Virginia that sought to improve the quality of life and health of individuals with food allergies.

This is Mr. Spigler’s second time working for the American Kidney Fund. He also served as AKF’s director of public education from 2003–08 before moving to Boston to serve as the program director of the International OCD Foundation.

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