Getting Started on Peritoneal Dialysis

We are committed to your success with PD, which is why we have developed unparalleled services to support you.

Because PD is done more frequently than traditional hemodialysis, studies have shown several benefits, which include improved well-being and fewer complications during treatment. PD is an increasingly popular choice for patients on dialysis. Here is how to get started.

Deciding that PD is right for you
When you have end stage renal disease (ESRD), you and your nephrologist (kidney doctor) will discuss which treatment options best fit your lifestyle. Ask your doctor about PD. You may prefer this type of treatment because:

  • You can dialyze in the comfort of your own home
  • PD can be done with a machine (cycler) overnight or manually throughout the day
  • You’re able to administer your own treatment, without relying on a care partner
  • The shorter, more-frequent treatments allow you to maintain an active lifestyle at work, at school or in your travels
  • With PD, you have a more-liberal diet than you would on hemodialysis
  • With PD, you have a more-liberal diet than you would on hemodialysis

Those benefits, as well as personalized care for your unique health and lifestyle needs, are what you’ll find when you begin PD treatments with SDR®.

Find a SDR PD program
Are you interested in finding a PD program near you? Call SDR Guest Services at 1-855-485-CARE

Training on PD
Once you and your doctor have determined that PD is right for you and you have identified a SDR program near you, a PD nurse will take you through a comprehensive training program tailored to your specific medical and learning needs. The program will provide the education, tools and support needed to stay healthy and safe while enjoying the many benefits of PD.&