By Mark H. Shapiro, MD, DaVita Kidney Care
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice or diagnosis from a physician.
Diabetes mellitus is a common condition, and is now the most frequent cause of kidney failure requiring dialysis in the United States. If you have diabetes and need dialysis, there are several treatment options available. One option you might consider is peritoneal dialysis(PD). Talk to your doctor about treatment options and to determine if PD may be right for you.
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) and diabetes
People with diabetes mellitus often do very well on peritoneal dialysis, which is the most common method of home dialysis. PD may allow a person to more easily travel, continue working, raise a family or go to school. The potential benefits associated with dialyzing at home rather than in a center can be