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How much time is the life expectancy for a 40 year old type-1 diabetic doing in home dialysis?

How much time is the life expectancy for a 40 year old type-1 diabetic doing in home dialysis?

93% survive 2 years: Based on data from United States Renal Data System (http://www.usrds.org) for 2010-2012 there is a 6.7% 2 year mortality after starting home peritoneal dialysis ( 9.9% 2 year mortality for home hemodilaysis). This compares to 2 year mortality of 12.3 % for in center hemodialysis. It should be emphasized that mortality after kidney transplant at 2 years is only 1.8%. Diabetes increases risk. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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

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

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... ...Read more

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Thank you for your time from Cen. Florida. My wife is a type 1 Diabetic on dialysis w/ genital herpes. Can she get a kidney and pancreas transplant?

Thank you for your time from Cen. Florida.  My wife is a type 1 Diabetic on dialysis w/ genital herpes.  Can she get a kidney and pancreas transplant?

TRANSPLANT CRITERIA: TRANSPLANT CRITERIA HSV2 is not a contraindication to transplant . If she gets it she will likely need long term prophylactic therapy with famvir or valtrex (valacyclovir). You also should be screened to check your HSV2&1 status ...Read more

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How do you know a diabetic needs dialysis?

How do you know a diabetic needs dialysis?

Kidney tests.: Usually it takes years of kidney damage from diabetes before you need dialysis. If you're diabetic, you should be getting kidney function and urine tests at minimum yearly, and these will tell us how well your kidneys are working and if you're heading toward dialysis. Your kidneys may be getting worse and without the tests, you might have no idea, so good f/u with your doc is key. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a bedridden 70 year old diabetic take dialysis?

Can a bedridden 70 year old diabetic take dialysis?

YES BUT ONLY IF: Benefits outweigh risks and expectations are reasonable from you and the patient. ...Read more

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Once on dialysis is it possible for a diabetic to stop dialysis and kidneys to heal?

Once on dialysis is it possible for a diabetic to stop dialysis and kidneys to heal?

Most likely NO: People can experience acute or chronic kidney failure and yes those with acute kidney failure with a treatable cause can heal their kidneys and may only require dialysis for a short period while this is occuring; however, the majority of kidney failure in people with diabetes is chronic and not reversible thus necessitating long-term dialysis or kidney transplantation to sustain life. ...Read more

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My daughter is on dialysis and is having extreme pain on her left side (back) and is very nauseous. She is also a diabetic. What is causing this?

My daughter is on dialysis and is having extreme pain on her left side (back) and is very nauseous. She is also a diabetic. What is causing this?

I do not know: BUT because she is a diabetic and may have altered pain sensation from a possible neuropathy, etc. and since she is on dialysis, you want to assure it is not her kidney, etc. causing her pains. Get her evaluated by her doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What criteria is used to determine if someone needs kidney dialysis? Mom is stage 4 kidney failure, diabetic, has extra ureters/prone to infection.

What criteria is used to determine if someone needs kidney dialysis? Mom is stage 4 kidney failure, diabetic, has extra ureters/prone to infection.

When dialysis: Daughter asks what criteria are used to start diaysis for her mother. A complex question that can only b answered by your mother and her Nephrologist. But absolute indications to begin tonight: uremic pericarditis, pluritis or encephalitis, unresponsive high K or fluid Fluid excess. If eGFR <5 most need dialysis depending on other symptoms and signs of renal failure. some may need at higher eGFR. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more