There are three different types of dialysis offered at Wisconsin Dialysis: In-Center Hemodialysis, Home Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis. The nutritional needs for each of these diets are similar, but can vary.
Because hemodialysis involves having days off between treatments, this diet is usually a little more restrictive than the diet for people on home dialysis. In general, people on hemodialysis need to limit potassium, phosphorus, sodium and fluid intake. They also need to eat plenty of protein.
People on home hemodialysis need to limit sodium and phosphorus intake. They may also need to limit potassium and fluid intake. Eating plenty of protein is also important.
It is important for people on peritoneal dialysis to eat plenty of protein, as more protein is lost during treatment in this type of dialysis. Limiting sodium, fluid and phosphorus is also important. Potassium usually does not need to be restricted. The PD solution will also be a source of added sugar and calories, which may raise blood sugars in diabetics or cause weight gain if not adequately adjusted for.
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