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Delayed treatments always a risk

Other times we might not anticipate a missed treatment. Continue reading

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You have choices among dialysis centers

Call your local kidney advocate to get help understanding the data. I did! Continue reading

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9 tips for a budget- and kidney-friendly diet

This (involving family) teaches others not only to help out and be responsible, but you can also teach them about healthy eating and shopping on a budget. Continue reading

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Can you eat well on a budget?

When trying to save money, consider store brands. But before deciding, compare the ingredient or nutrition labels. Continue reading

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How and why do you manage potassium?

SURVIVAL TIP: Most foods from the garden or grove have potassium. Learn which sources boast the most. Bananas, tomatoes, potatoes, and mushrooms are packed with the potassium, as are many fruits. Dialysis patients must manage how much potassium they consume. … Continue reading

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Limiting phosphorus requires attention

SURVIVAL TIP: Managing what you eat to keep labs within range is critical. Several elements of your blood work affect your health and must be observed for you to remain well. If you have diabetes, you must manage your sugar … Continue reading

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Soup, sauces, gelatin, fluids add up

SURVIVAL TIP: Manage your fluid intake to feel your best between treatments. Most dialysis patients make little or no urine. Reduced urine output is often the first symptom people notice as they suffer kidney failure. Other patients, especially those diagnosed … Continue reading

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