A special snack served during St Martin’s weekend in Portugal

As part of the Patient Care Coordination strategies for the nutritional empowerment and higher patient satisfaction, last St Martins weekend we offered all the patients in their usual intradialytic snack a special and thematic treat: 2 “broas castelares” (a Portuguese small sweet potato cake, typical in the Lisbon region). This was an excellent opportunity to…

Diaverum inaugurates Integrated Renal Care Centre in Riyadh

In the presence of the Kingdom’s Minister of Health, H.E. Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, we inaugurated our first Integrated Renal Care Centre (IRCC) in Riyadh in April. The new facility will bring new levels of renal care excellence integrating our d.ACADEMY training centre, dialysis centre, and a vascular access procedure room to optimise care…

Happy World Kidney Day 2017

This year we want to raise the awareness for the connection between obesity and kidney diseases. Obesity is a potent risk factor for the development of kidney disease. It increases the risk of developing major risk factors of Chronic Kidney Disease, like diabetes and hypertension, and it has a direct impact on the development of…

Preventing kidney failure in Guinea-Bissau

Being diagnosed with kidney failure in Guinea-Bissau means a death sentence for most patients. As currently no hospital in the West African country offers dialysis treatment, it is extremely important to prevent end-stage renal diseases among the population. Therefore, Drª Catarina Carvalho, nephrologist at Diaverum Portugal, is leading a screening campaign in various towns and…

And the best is yet to come

In March this year, Construyendo Futuro interviewed a strong girl undergoing dialysis at Diaverum Santa Fe, who still did not stop dancing in the Cabo parades of Sauce/ Argentina. Today, we are happy to announce that Valentina has been transplanted. A story of hope and courage. A little history Valentina was born on January 2nd,…

World Diabetes Day: Diabetes is one of the main causes of renal failure

In the past years, diabetes mellitus has developed into a widespread disease – with serious consequences. Diabetes is one of the main causes of renal failure. Therefore, prevention became key to contain the disease. In October, this year´s Global Burden of Disease Study revealed which diseases are the most threatening for today´s world population. It…

Offspring in Hamburg – patient gives birth to healthy son

Every baby is a little miracle. Holding the tiny hands and feet, the first scream, the first smile are unforgettable moments in the life of all parents. For Rhana Bakht, however, it was even more than that when she held her son Louis in her arms for the first time. The 34-year-old has been on…

Diaverum Australia joins Research Walk in Brisbane

Staff and families from our Toowoomba clinic took the opportunity to join the Research Walk of Kidney Health Australia to raise funds for kidney patients. This association is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people with kidney disease, with a view to improving their health outcomes and quality of life and that of their families…

Patient education decides on the treatment form of dialysis patients

Patient education is a crucial factor in the question of what type of treatment a dialysis patient chooses: This is the result of an international study performed by Diaverum. It was published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE in May 2016. Patients receiving information about the different treatment options in advance of their first dialysis…

Living a full life despite Chronic Kidney Disease – Hugo Varela Brom

Hugo Varela Brom, on dialysis since five years, is  being treated in the Diaverum Crani Lagomar Clinic  in Canelones, on the coast of Uruguay, Latin America.  He is married and lives as close to a normal life as  possible despite his disease. Hugo has a bachelor degree in historical sciences and works as a research…