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Emergency 3-Day Renal Diet For the Diabetic and the Non-Diabetic

Adult Renal Diabetic Three-Day Meal Plan for Emergencies The sample meal plan given contains approximately 43 grams of protein, 1200 mg. sodium, 1300 mg. potassium, 675 mg. phosphorus, 190 grams carbohydrate, and 1700 calories. You can adjust menus to fit your individual taste with the help of your dietitian. These [ ... ]

By | 2018-10-30T21:29:05+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Emergency Preparedness|

Know What Emergency Diet to Follow if Your Dialysis Might be Delayed

Dialysis takes the waste from your blood. Wastes and fluids buildup between dialysis treatments. Normally, this build up is small and does not cause a problem between regular dialysis treatments but if your dialysis must be delayed, these wastes and fluids can add up and cause problems. To keep the [ ... ]

By | 2018-10-30T21:18:43+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Emergency Preparedness|

Suggested Grocery List for Emergencies

Adult Renal Diabetic Diet This list provides a 6-day supply of canned foods and water. Use fresh foods as long as they are available. Bread/Cereal __ 1 loaf regular bread* (not salt free with NO preservatives) __ 1 box vanilla wafers or graham crackers or unsalted crackers __ 6 boxes [ ... ]

By | 2018-10-30T21:34:57+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Emergency Preparedness|

Dialysis Fluid Removal

CMS Guidelines for Fluid Management In an effort to increase patient safety and improve patient outcomes, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new guidelines for hemodialysis fluid management (CMS, 2016).  Ultrafiltration is a measurement of how quickly fluid volume (mL) is removed per kilogram of body weight [ ... ]

By | 2018-08-06T13:45:45+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Treatment Options

At PA Dialysis Clinic of Reading and Reading Dialysis Center, we offer two treatment modalities: peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD). We also offer transplant referral services to local transplant centers. For most people, either form of dialysis is an option. Sometimes there are medical reasons why one therapy [ ... ]

By | 2018-03-16T23:43:44+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Patient Education|

Transplant Facilities Resources

Transplantation is an option for dialysis patients. For more information, our social services team is available to assist you with the referral process to a transplant facility. Did you know that a family member or a friend could potentially be a living donor for your kidney transplant? This may [ ... ]

By | 2018-03-16T23:47:48+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Transplant Resources

Gift of Life Donor Program: Organ Donation and Tissue Donation. Gift of Life Donor Program is the region's nonprofit organ donation program serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. UNOS | Matching organs. Saving lives. United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation's [ ... ]

By | 2018-02-27T22:16:27+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|