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“You need dialysis” are words nobody wants to hear. But today kidney failure doesn’t have to mean driving to and from a clinic three times a week and having a lesser quality of life. Hemodialysis (HD) can safely be done in the privacy of your home in two new ways: daily and nocturnal home HD, both of which can help you feel better and live longer.
6 comments - Mar 19, 2008 -
A1c tests, the standard measurement of blood glucose, underestimate the amount of glucose in people who are on kidney hemodialysis, says a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center study.
2 comments - Feb 27, 2008 -
Because scientists often tend to dismiss what they don't fully understand, many of them used to think that C-peptide had no physiological function. But while it's true that C-peptide does nothing to lower blood sugar, recent research is finding that it might have a role in preventing diabetes complications.
19 comments - Jan 3, 2008 -
Today's Wall Street Journal article on kidney donations highlights a topic that can be important to people with diabetes. Many people on donor recipient lists have diabetes. (Currently 75,000 people in the United States are awaiting organ transplants.)
0 comments - Dec 15, 2007 -
Everyone knows that elevated sugar levels and long-time type 1 diabetes are risk factors for kidney disease. But now researchers have learned that high blood pressure, high lipid levels, and male gender are also risk factors for renal failure.
1 comment - Dec 10, 2007 -
March 13, 2008, heralds the third annual World Kidney Day - an event that will be celebrated in more than 60 countries. We take this opportunity to recount how this concept has gained worldwide traction and momentum and to reflect on the challenges faced by its creators and supporters.
1 comment - Oct 29, 2007 -
Dialysis is a subject cloaked in alarming myths and misconceptions. The public mind tends to envision dialysis patients as huddled in seedy clinics, hooked up to machines like iron lungs and knocking weakly at death's door.
1 comment - Sep 8, 2007 -
A new study of the much-studied Pima Indian tribe has identified a set of urine proteins that predicts who will get diabetic nephropathy ten years down the line.
0 comments - May 7, 2007 -
Q: Are there any long-term side effects of the popular drugs to treat type 2 diabetes?
2 comments - Mar 24, 2007 -
BRUSSELS - 1 February 2007. Globally more than 500 million individuals, or about one adult in ten, have some form of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Approximately 1.5 million people must be kept alive with dialysis, and wait up to seven years for a transplant - if one is available.
0 comments - Feb 28, 2007 - Not Yet Rated
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