Diabetes. High blood pressure or hypertension. Kidney disease. What are these? Is there a common denominator? There can be.
Recently, the White House signed an executive order aimed at defraying the cost of kidney treatment; i.e. dialysis.
However, if you were to ask the casual observer or listener “how exactly do you wind up on dialysis?” few would know. Unless they themselves or close relative or friend utilized dialysis, they would be hard pressed to answer.
Do you know?
For most of my nursing career, this was my specialty. All apologies to those of you who’ve heard this story before.
Over the next couple of posts, I will be touching on the topics of diabetes, hypertension, and how they can be major players in kidney disease. After all, it is a direct lead in to why I do what I do today.
So, if this is something that is of interest to you, or you have been diagnosed with any or all of these, stay tuned. This ride, I promise won’t be as bumpy. After all, if you are living with any of these, your ride is bumpy enough.
All for now. Keep up and keep at it.
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