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…

What happens when your child has kidney disease

Each of the various kidney diseases has its own course, so needs to be treated differently. Early diagnosis and treatment are important in every case so that the consequences of the disease can be delayed as far as possible, or at least become less severe. Early treatment includes: Diet Medication Hormone treatment Vitamins Regular blood…

How to recognise signs of kidney disease in your child

Kidney disease is not easy to detect. Symptoms occur relatively late and are often ambiguous. Almost no symptoms appear until the kidneys begin to function at half their normal capacity. Your pediatrician is your first point of contact for all questions If you want to be sure that your child’s kidneys and urinary tract have…

Support your child´s kidney health

Administering medication (especially painkillers) strictly as prescribed Ensuring urinary tract infections heal completely Making sure he/she drinks enough Making sure he/she eats a balanced diet and practices sport regularlyin order to avoid becoming overweight and suffering the consequences of this (diabetes, high blood pressure).

How do kidney diseases in kids start?

Kidney diseases can occur in infants and children. In most cases, these are inherited or congenital conditions, such as cystic kidney or malformation of the urinary tract. However, disturbed kidney function may also be caused by other conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or infections of the urinary tract. In severe cases (chronic kidney…

Gift of life from overseas: First cross-border kidney transplant in Portugal

Larisa da Graça Gomes (24) was a dialysis patient at the Diaverum clinic of Prelada. Having been registered in the list of donor transplants and waiting nearly a year without a compatible organ becoming available, the possibility of her mother donating a kidney was raised. Medical examinations were performed, which showed Sónia’s kidney would probably…

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…

Visit us at the leading Spanish tourism fair FITUR Health

We are happy to participate in the Spanish tourism fair FITUR presenting our d.HOLIDAY programme. Our Spanish team gives comprehensive information at the Diaverum booth in the exhibition area and in the academic zone where visitors are invited to join various workshops and lectures. “Going on holiday is very important when it comes to quality…

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…

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…

We in Diaverum – Leonetta Kirchhoff, dialysis nurse

Being a dialysis nurse is a highly responsible and rewarding job. We have had a look over the shoulders of Leonetta “Leo” Kirchhoff showing us her daily job as a dialysis nurse in our Diaverum kidney centre MVZ Dialyse Alter Teichweg in Germany. Enjoy!