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New Home Kidney Dialysis Options Offer Hope for a Better Life
New Home Kidney Dialysis Options Offer Hope for a Better Life

“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.

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A1c's Give Inaccurate Results for Hemodialysis Patients

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.

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C-peptide Emerging as Significant Factor in Nerve Recovery

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.

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Religious Group Tries to Donate Kidneys to Strangers

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.)

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High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Linked to Type 1 Kidney Disease
High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Linked to Type 1 Kidney Disease

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.

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The Third World Kidney Day: Looking Back and Thinking Forward
The Third World Kidney Day: Looking Back and Thinking Forward

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.

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Dialysis, Without Fear
Dialysis, Without Fear

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.

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Test Predicts Kidney Problems Ten Years Ahead of Time
Test Predicts Kidney Problems Ten Years Ahead of Time

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.

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Dr. White Answers Your Medication Questions

Q: Are there any long-term side effects of the popular drugs to treat type 2 diabetes?

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Allied Against Kidney Disease On World Kidney Day

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.

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