Welcome to the non-profit Medical Education Institute's Home Dialysis Central blogspot! This page is an umbrella under which Home Dialysis Central staff and guests can share their perspectives about home therapies and what we need to do to raise their profile and enable more people to use them. We'd like your comments as well! Bookmark our site and like us on Facebook! Help us tell the world about home dialysis.
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Revising Target Weight: A Personal Account
The goal is to attain your target weight by the close of each dialysis session, achieving this by adjusting your ultrafiltration (UF) amount to match your weight gain since the previous dialysis.
Published on 11/11/2021 by Ant de Villiers
The Value of Self-Care for Home Dialyzors and Care partners
When health challenges sneak into daily habits and activities, the balance of relationships shift and care partners may begin to be overwhelmed with dialysis-related tasks.
Published on 10/28/2021 by Renata Sledge, PhD, LCSW
Dialysis RV Tour - Part 1
Our excitement has been nearly uncontrollable for the new experience, meeting new people, and connecting with old friends and new friends!
Published on 10/21/2021 by Dawn Smith Bates
Reflections on Two Months of Home HD
I have now been dialysing at home for around 2 months and am slowly getting used to things, getting quicker at setting everything up and connecting, and learning something new every time.
Published on 10/14/2021 by Kaye Noone
Epilogue: Chronic Illness is No Reason to Deny Yourself Life’s Pleasures
An open mind leads to an open heart, and that is often the key to feeling better about oneself and coping with chronic illness.