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help please? how long is the life expectancy for a 40 year old type-1 diabetic doing in home dialysis?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: On average, some 20-22% of dialyzed patients will die in a year, every year; so, it is not easy for them to live >5 years. But, regardless of what you may suffer, lifestyle + good medical advice + possibility for kidney transplant give you the best possible hope to live longer. Nonetheless, do something within your control now and don't waste time & energy to think and worry about what beyond...

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How long can a person live on dialysis?

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For Years: People can survive for years on dialysis while they wait for a kidney transplant.
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Can I exercise after dialysis, and will it help my health?

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Carefully: Exercise is alway beneficial to one's health but with diabetes with risk is hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia can also occur with kidney failure and dialysis. The key is frequent glucose monitoring before, during, & after exercise. It may be best to exercise on the days you do not have dialysis but monitor frequently and also always carry something with you to treat or prevent hypoglycemia.
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Does dialysis give you more energy or less?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
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More: Although the process of dialysis may be uncomfortable, most patients report feeling much more energetic when it is completed.
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Does eating whole grains help you live longer?

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Dr. Howard Hack
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Maybe: Whole grains are a good choice. I recommend patients avoid processed foods which are loaded with fat, salt and sugar.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How does peritoneal dialysis work?

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Dr. Sreya Pallath
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Cleans blood: Fluid is infused into the abdomen. The fluid is separated from the abdominal organs by the peritoneal membrane. Toxins that build up in the blood will diffuse through the membrane into the fluid. This fluid is then drained from belly and that is how toxins are removed from your body.

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