Guest Post By Anne-Marie Desai
This being my first blog, I thought I would tell you a bit about myself and why I signed up to provide to help PKD Australia. My first experience with PKD occurred when I was working in Boston, USA where I was fortunate enough to be working with a wonderful physician whose main research interest was PKD. Through this experience I met many inspirational patients living with PKD and realised that there was a whole subgroup of patients amongst the many people that I was seeing on dialysis.
Returning to Australia, and after a few years of working in paediatrics whilst my children were young, I have again returned to the renal world and now work with patients at all stages of the renal journey. Once again, I have found this subgroup of people with PKD who just get on with things despite the health issues they face. I know you shouldn’t pick favourites, but patients with PKD tend to be at the top of my list of people I enjoy working with.
So you may be wondering what a renal dietician actually does?