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  • Yola2017
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    My husband was diagnosed with diabetes in 1997, and maintained a normal weight until a hip surgery went wrong and left him paralyzed on one side from the knee down. In addition, he has fibromyalgia. With God, some therapy and the will to walk again, he is walking w/ a brace. Our PCP gave us kudos on the A1c going from 7.2 to 6.2 to recently 5.2. No one noticed that the kidneys were failing. I reviewed the lab results and brought this to our doctor's attention. I decided to review the last three years. We were told that two of the meds my husband was on were the main contributors of his kidney disease, and he was taken off of Metformin and Meloxicam. My husband took himself off of two additional meds and the doctor had no problem with it because due to his diet changing he has gone from 242 lbs to 198 lbs since May of this year and no longer needed the meds. We have read a couple books, researched online until blue in the face, and attended a kidney Smart class. My husbands labs are all in the normal range including the cholesterol, BUN, and the BUN ratio and his potassium has never been a problem. The creatinine has improved, and we are still working on lowering it further. Our goal is for him to not go from stage 3 to stage 4 so I prepare all of his meals. We basically eat plenty of veges, fruits, a little bread and 2 to 3 oz of meat daily based on his stage 3 and his wt. My husband's biggest problem is that recently he began having episodes of gout. The first one was triggered by eating a sample portion of sausage & a sample of pork chop that a friend had grilled. The sodium on the meat was off the chain. Our doctor confirmed that it was the sodium. The second episode was triggered by salmon, and the 3rd episode was triggered by either turkey or overly processed multi-grain bread. He had these two items back-to-back, and his uric acid level was 2.8 at the time. He is taking Colcrys and Uloric, and we were told that it's not good to take these long term. I remember reading that not all gout patients have high uric acid levels. There is a family history of gout.

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  • jamminj
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    After 28yrs of being type 1 diabetic, insulin dependent, my kidneys went fast. I was at end stage 5 CKD in about four months. I check my blood glucose at least five times a day. Two months ago I had a heart attack out of no where too. another problem from diabetes. even taking good care of myself, these problems still arise for diabetics. I was told when I got diabetes these things were going to happen to me. It is the Type 1's that have the most health problems from it. As it has been said above the try to keep problems a bay is to keep the glucose level under control as normal as possible.
    Last edited by jamminj; 03-05-2016, 12:28 PM.

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  • HAMPTON263
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    Wow such great information. I'm a diabetic. Thank you everyone for sharing. I'm learning alot also.

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  • RickyTroy
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    If you have diabetes, your blood glucose/sugar levels are too high. Over time, this can damage the kidneys.

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  • Maria_chen
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    Yes. Kidney disease 's complications is Diabetic Nephropathy. and Diabetic Nephropathy is a common complication of Diabetes. Kidneys are consisted of millions of nephrons in the body. Normally, these tiny structures can help purify the blood by excreting wastes, toxins, extra fluid and preserving useful substances. However, long-term high blood sugar level will cause damage to the functioning units and rapid decline of kidney function. In addition, clinical cases have shown that high blood pressure can lead to the occurrence of diabetic kidney disease. If poorly controlled, these abnormal signs will speed up it’s progression to ESRD.

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  • asmanitu07
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    Hi, everybody. I have been enjoying reading this website. I'm really learning a lot. The reason I've been researching is that I have diabetes and I really don't want to keep taking insulin and getting side effects. I'm wondering if anyone can give me advice on some good natural remedies for diabetes. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  • aaliyahfrazier114
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    Originally posted by Kernal6699 View Post
    Hi,
    My Mother is having diabetics for 25 years. Only for the last 5 months she's taking Insulin. Is diabetic Patient has chances of having Kidney Problem?
    That was not in my knowledge but after searching over your disease, i found an article on (http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/kdd/) and it is clear that Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure, accounting for nearly 44 percent of new cases. People with kidney failure undergo either dialysis, an artificial blood-cleaning process, or transplantation to receive a healthy kidney from a donor. Most U.S. citizens who develop kidney failure are eligible for federally funded care.

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  • heal123
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    yes for people with diabetes, kidney problems are usually picked up.
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  • Trishikins
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    what my doctor told me 16 yrs ago when i first was diagnosed with kidney disease is that 50% of diabetics will have some sort of kidney damage....however, if her diabetes is well controled, it will help....it's not a guarantee that she won't have kidney problems, but it will help....

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  • Matheaford
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    M3Riddler is right, 40% of kidney disease is diabetics, and you have to manage your blood sugars well. You may develop some level of kidney disease but not go all the way to dialysis. Many people think of kidney disease as only dialysis, but the damage is done in stages 1-5. I would ask her doctor for a microalbumin test of her urine and see if she has protein in her urine. That way you can find out if she is going in that direction. Better to know than hope.

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  • M3Riddler
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    Originally posted by Kernal6699 View Post
    Hi,
    My Mother is having diabetics for 25 years. Only for the last 5 months she's taking Insulin. Is diabetic Patient has chances of having Kidney Problem?
    Diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure and continues to rise each year. Yes, you should try to control our diabetes, but even when controlling, you still have a chance of kidney fialure. We are all different and our bodies react to different circumstances differently.

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  • evelyngloria
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    A diabetic must have full control of diabetes ,it can lower the risk of any danger.Kidney diseases may occur if renal cells can not access insulin .So it is far better to give your mother a complete cure of diabetes to not only save from kidney but also another disease.

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  • SeanBen
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    Yes if her blood sugar is under controlled than there is no risk of kidney problem...So take care of her..

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  • cindylouvann
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    the Key is to keep the sugar well controlled i have stage 4 pushing on the door for stage 5 my ckd is from uncontrolled diabetic my kidney dr believes i was a diabetic for at least 5 years before they found that i was a diabetic best advice is to be your own addvicate and know what your labs should be if you see changes get another opion that way you can catch any problems in the beginging and avoid further health problems

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  • Hoofpkr
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    Your mother is fortunate to only have had to have insulin the ast 5 months. Is her diabetes well controlled? That is of key importance. I nave had diabetes nsulin dependent and very brittle. I am not a doctor so this should not replace the advice of your doctor. Many people with long term well controlled glucose levels are never going to have the complications of dibetes. With new therepies lik the insulin pump and c ontinuous glucose monitoring system,even better control is possible, but it is expensive! May your Mother be blessed with continued good health from the gracious Lord and Savior Jesus.
    Hoofpkr

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