Healthy kidneys remove waste products and extra fluid that come from what you eat and drink. When your kidneys are not working right, waste products and fluid build up in your blood and can make you feel sick.

What You Eat and Drink is Important to Feeling Your Best on Dialysis.

Eating the right foods

Eating the right foods is a big part of your treatment. Your dietary needs and food choices depend on:
• The type of dialysis treatments you are receiving
• Your age and other medical conditions
• Whether or not you still make urine
• Your nutrition status (weight and blood work)

Diet Prescription

Each person on dialysis has his or her own diet prescription, including goals for the following nutrients:
• Protein
• Calories
• Sodium
• Fluid
• Potassium
• Phosphorus
• Calcium
• Vitamins and minerals

Renal Dietitians

Satellite Healthcare Renal Dietitians work with you to create a meal plan. This meal plan translates your personal “diet prescription” into what you can eat and drink each day. You can plan daily menus and food choices. Your diet, dialysis treatments and medications work together to help you feel your best and keep your blood values in a safe range.

What Our Dietitians & Patients Say

  • Doing what you want

    You can do the things that you want to do, but you still have to think about controlling your fluid and potassium intake.
    --Satellite Healthcare Patient

  • Better choice

    I can't imagine doing anything else. I love my job. You get a chance to work with the patients and help them to make better food choices.
    --Satellite Healthcare Patient

  • I want to be here

    These are dedicated individuals to what they do, there is just no doubt about it. You can feel that every one of them are here because, I want to be here, I want to help these people and this is what I want to do.
    --Satellite Healthcare Patient

  • Us

    I am a dietitian and I chose to work in dialysis due to my family history of kidney disease. As a clinician, I tend not to see patients as "them", but as "us". Nutritional advice feels way different when it is for self.
    --Satellite Healthcare Patient