I have "Paired Up" with my sisters. My late father was a dialysis patient who died due to diabetes complications and cardiovascular issues. My sisters and I are all diabetics. I am a nurse educator at a dialysis facility and my middle sister also works in dialysis as a patient care technician. We have made a commitment to each other to encourage each other to maintain a healthy lifestyle by keeping a close record of our blood sugars, taking our medications as prescribed, following up with our physicians regularly, maintaining a healthy diet and getting regular exercise. Our goal is to live our lives fully and to be a model to our family. We want to break the cycle of kidney disease in our family.