26 years old - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Featured on July 15, 2011
By Managing his Diet, Philadelphia Father Gets Life Back on Track
Home dialysis gives Cory Burton more time to spend with his family and play sports.
Cory Burton has struggled with his weight and diet for many years, and at one point he tipped the scale at 350 pounds. His obesity made him feel depressed, and he had trouble sticking to his dialysis diet and treatment schedule. But in December of 2009, he decided it was time for a change. Cory had weight loss surgery and lost 100 pounds. He also made the decision to manage his diet better than he ever had before, which helped him regain control of his weight and his life. Instead of regularly eating fast food, he worked closely with his dietitian to learn how to shop for healthy food at the grocery store and make dialysis-friendly meals.
Corey’s nephrologist believes Corey is an inspiration to other dialysis patients as well as other Philadelphia residents struggling with obesity.
A 26-year old patient in Philadelphia, Cory has been on dialysis for almost six years. He started his treatment on in-center hemodialysis, but four years ago he switched to a home treatment, and now is on peritoneal dialysis (PD). He made the change because his doctors advised that it would be a better treatment for him.
Since losing the weight and complying with his dialysis regimen, Cory feels stronger and has more energy. He also has more time to spend with his family, and to take care of his two children. Two of Cory's favorite activities are going to the gym and playing sports, both of which help him stay in good shape and keep his weight in check.
Fresenius Medical Care is happy to announce that since this profile was written, Cory has received a kidney transplant.