Monthly Archives: June 2014

Dialysis and Great Advice


I came across this and thought I should share it with you.  It’s wonderful advice for living with chronic disease as we are. Leave a comment if you have something to add. CLICK HERE to read it.

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Dialysis and Hurricanes


June is the beginning of the Hurricane Season and with them come tornadoes inland.  If you live in an area hit by either storm type, take heed! We learned a lot about disaster prep  here in Texas after Katrina.  The ESRD … Continue reading

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Dialysis Arm Bands and Clothing


I found a really clever device that I’ve been using for a couple years.  It’s simple and effective.  It’s called a Dialysis Arm Band and it covers my access, feels comfortable and spares me the embarrassment of exposing my rather … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Nutrition


The Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center held a really good telephone conference last week about Nutritional issues for dialysis patients. On this call, Sara Colman-Carlson, Nutrition Manager of DaVita.com, addresses the important nutrients kidney patients need to monitor in order … Continue reading

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