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,…

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…

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…

Hungarian dialysis patient gives birth to twins

Meet Melinda, a 34-year-old Hungarian and is now a mother of six. Why is that special? She delivered her twins as a dialysis patient. The story with Melinda’s kidneys began 7-8 years ago. She had already had four kids by then and during the fourth pregnancy she started struggling with hypertension. In 2010 she was…

Sweet & creative: How cake can strengthen joy of life

Did you ever visit the city of Klaipeda in Lithuania? If not you definitely should! Beside other attractions there is a café famous for its sensational variety of pastries. The “Sugar Studio” belongs to Ramunė Budrikienė (43). She regularly comes for dialysis in our Klaipeda kidney centre since 2008 but all health issues could not…

Thirty years on dialysis – still motivated to fight

To start the new year, we would like to share the inspiring story of a Polish patient’s 30 years on dialysis. November last year marked 30 years since Wojciech Rosanowski’s life changed and the diagnosis of kidney disease meant a routine of dialysis treatment. He started haemodialysis treatment in 1985 in Gdansk. At that time…

Teasing a smile out of our patients

Nephrologists and dialysis nurses have a very special relationship with their patients. They see each other three times a week for four or more hours. They know about their responsibility for the patients and our patients know it as well. They know about each other’s family, future plans and the latest trick the dog learnt….

Getting involved in your treatment – Self-Care dialysis in Nottingham

Feeling powerless is very typical for renal patients, especially when starting dialysis. Taking an active role in the treatment can help to reduce this feeling by better understanding dialysis, medications and treatment results. Our South Nottingham Dialysis Unit has now established a self-care haemodialysis programme. Clinic manager Adele Buttress explains how it works: Where did…

Diaverum Hungary awarded in Hungary’s first competition for patient education projects

Medical magazine recognises the Diaverum approach to patient empowerment and education. This autumn, the Medical Tribune, a Hungarian medical journal, in cooperation with a creative marketing agency, organised a competition for patient education projects. The competition, held for the first time in Hungary, aimed at recognizing the best patient education programs and raising awareness of…

Special art exhibition in our Koscierzyna clinic in Poland

The 80th birthday of one of its patients was the perfect occasion for Poland’s Koscierzyna centre to display his artistic skills. On 29 September, a special art exhibition took place in Diaverum’s centre in Koscierzyna to celebrate the 80th birthday of Mr Michal — a patient who has been on haemodialysis for over seven years….