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Patient Education Sessions

Patient Education Sessions - 2019

November 26th, 2019 - Diabetes and you

video on diabetes and how to manage it

In this video, dietitian Meaghan Elger discusses how to manage your health and nutrition when you have diabetes.

Oct 29th, 2019 - Commit to be fit

video on ways to exercise when you have kidney disease

In this video, physiotherapists Ian Barrett and Celia Rojas talk about ways you can exercise to stay fit when you have kidney disease.

September 24th, 2019 - How do we match transplant kidneys to recipients?

video on how doctors decide what kidney to match to you if getting a transplant

In this video Dr. Yuen explains how a kidney is matched to someone who is waiting for a kidney transplant.

June 25th, 2019 - Treatment options for home dialysis

video on home dialysis program

In this video, our home dialysis team explains what dialysis is, how it works and different ways dialysis can be done.

Note: a short video of a hemodialysis treatment is shown which may be hard for some to watch.

May 28th, 2019 - Breathing and stretching

video on relaxation exercise

In this video, Shivalee Paliwal guides you through some breathing and stretching exercises. For more information on deep breathing exercises, click here.

April 30th, 2019 - Know your bloodwork

video explaining what blood test your kidney doctor may order

In this video, Dr Phil McFarlane explains common blood tests that tell us how well your kidneys are working.

January 15 & 30th, 2019 - Tips for filing your taxes when you have medical conditions

video explaining tax tips when you have a medical condition

In this video, guests Randy O'Malley and Mike McCormick give tips on how to fill out your taxes when you have a long-term medical condition.

Patient Education Sessions - 2018

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High Blood Pressure and how to manage it

The Ontario Renal Network - information session

Diabetes - Information and new tools to help you manage your health

Monitoring your blood glucose levels


Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Videos

Video 1: Exit Site Care

This instructional video explains the technique to perform exit site care for a patient with a peritoneal dialysis catheter.

Video 2: Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)

This instructional video explains the technique to perform CAPD. CAPD stands for Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis. This may also be known as twin bag or manual exchange.