Dr. Kim Pugh explains what dialysis is and how it directly relates to diabetes.
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Question: How does dialysis relate to diabetes? Dr. Kim Pugh: Well, it's reminded to diabetes, it's an in resort of kidney disease, which is the result of diabetes. Quite very much excess and that's you know the result of the Diabetic Nephropathy as well certainly other causes, but you know diabetes is the leader of the pack is causing of requiring dialysis. Question: What is dialysis? Dr. Kim Pugh: Dialysis is a -- well, it's a mechanical device of which basically clears your blood of toxins. And when your kidneys don't work, you don't clear toxins and this is a machine that you basically hoped up and it pulls out the bad blood, runs it through a filter and returns the blood. Generally, people in dialysis who have a treatment like a three days a week, only once in Friday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and it takes three to three and a half hours. Most people on dialysis -- it does reduce the quality of life.