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My sister has diabetes and now she is in kidney failure. What are her treatment options?

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Dr. Christopher Bulger
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Dialysis

Control of her blood pressure and blood sugar remain essential.
Replacement for her kidney function should it be necessary, is through peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis. Dialysis in general, is a process performed daily or every other day by which the blood is filtered. The choice of type of dialysis is very patient specific.

In brief: Dialysis

Control of her blood pressure and blood sugar remain essential.
Replacement for her kidney function should it be necessary, is through peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis. Dialysis in general, is a process performed daily or every other day by which the blood is filtered. The choice of type of dialysis is very patient specific.
Dr. Christopher Bulger
Dr. Christopher Bulger
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology

In brief: Transplant/dialysis

Some patients are followed carefully if they have some function.
If severe kidney failure the next step is several types of dialysis. A kidney transplant is another option for some patients. Some patients should avoid medicines that affect the kidney such as nsaids.

In brief: Transplant/dialysis

Some patients are followed carefully if they have some function.
If severe kidney failure the next step is several types of dialysis. A kidney transplant is another option for some patients. Some patients should avoid medicines that affect the kidney such as nsaids.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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