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Benefits of home blood dialysis

To many people, dialysis is the answer to kidney failure.

While dialysis survival in Singapore is among the highest in the world, among diabetics on dialysis, fewer than half live beyond five years. Between 1999 and 2016, the median survival for diabetics on dialysis was 4.6 years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 26, 2018, with the headline 'Benefits of home blood dialysis'. Print Edition | Subscribe