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Working with your health care team for success with peritoneal dialysis

If you choose peritoneal dialysis (PD) for your dialysis treatment, your health care team will work with you from the start. Your team of nurses, technicians and doctor will help you get your home ready, train you and monitor your care. Working with your health care team is an integral part of your success on PD.

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Diabetes and peritoneal dialysis

Diabetes mellitus is the number one cause of kidney failure in the United States, leading many people to need dialysis. Learn about the relationship between diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD), as well as how people with diabetes can choose to do the home dialysis treatment, peritoneal dialysis (PD).

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Protein and your peritoneal dialysis diet

Peritoneal dialysis patients require a diet that is rich in high-quality protein and low in phosphorus. Learn dietary tips for achieving both of these objectives when you're on the peritoneal dialysis diet.

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