Living Well with Home Treatments
An Apple A Day Keeps the Grim Reaper Away
Eat real food! A study finds that eating more fruits and vegetables is linked with a lower risk of early death in patients on hemodialysis, just as it is with the general public. Talk with your dietitian about which fruits and vegetables are safest for you. Home dialysis = more food options.
Dialyzor Designs Zip It Up Dialysis Clothing
El Paso dialysis patient Bernie Serrano saw the need to stay warm safely during his treatments, so he developed and is working on patenting a line of tops and pants with zippers to keep accesses in view.
The Couple that Dialyzes Together Stays Together
Ohio Newlyweds Evan and Jenna Coaker have a lot in common—including kidney failure. Now, their lives work better, because both do in-center nocturnal HD at the Cleveland Clinic.
Teen Plays Hard with PD
When Josalyn Brown learned that reflux had left her with 30% kidney function at just 16, she was afraid her avid vollyball playing days were over, and she would miss her team’s annual trip. But, with a compression band to hold her catheter in place, and her mom’s support—she’s done both.
Fashion for Dialysis Living
A UK dialyzor and fashion student has created a line of clothing called “Able” that provides easy access to lines, fistulas and grafts—and is bright, modern, warm, comfy, and helps people feel good.
New Fresenius Troy, NY Clinic Lets Trudy Gildersleeve Live Her Life
Ms. Gildersleeve thought her life was over when she learned that she would need dialysis—but now she uses a cycler to do PD overnight, an option offered by the new clinic. Read the story.
PD First For American Senior Centers
From dialysis to x-rays, patients at American Senior Community Centers with kidney failure can receive emotional help, nutrition support—and Fresenius nurses can teach them how to do gentle PD.
New Global Travel Review Website for Dialyzors!
UK Students worked with dialysis experts to create a dialysis clinic review website for patients who want to travel the world. Learn where to go or share your travel story!
Gymnast Dialyzes Toward Championship with PD
Katherine Paton has had a lifelong passion for gymnastics—and, while her kidneys have quit, she hasn’t let it stop her from aiming for Olympic gold!
77 Year Old Man Awaiting a Kidney Does Home HD
Now retired from a bank, Dick Nietfeld still sells German-made blacksmith anvils and travels to his riverside property. After 25 years of type 2 diabetes, his kidneys failed, and he is waiting for a transplant. With the help of his wife, Joann, his home treatments have become routine, and are keeping him healthy for a new kidney. Read his story.