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A 31-year-old member asked:

Are diabetics good candidates for daily home hemodialysis?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Well, i assume you are talking about diabetics with impaired renal function, but just to make sure we're on the same page, a diabetic must have significantly decreased renal function to be considered for dialysis. Not all patients will qualify for that. I'd get a referral to a kidney specialist to start the process of determining what modality will be best for the person in question.
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 46 years experience
??: Not unless they have end stage kidney failure, if i understood the question.
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