When the kidneys no longer work properly, a special diet should be followed. Because most people with kidney failure make very little urine, it is also important to monitor your fluid intake. Although there are prescribed diet restrictions regardless of which type of dialysis you may be using, peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis allow for a less strict diet.
When a person is being treated with dialysis, it is very important to monitor your daily intake of, for example, potassium, phosphorous, protein, and sodium/salt. Your dietitian will educate you and discuss with you the best nutrition plan for you based on you as an individual.
You will also receive an orientation manual that provides additional nutrition information.