Diabetes kidney effects

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Avatar n tn In Type 1 diabetes, about 60 percent of those individuals develop kidney disease. I was just wondering - of all the Diabetics on this forum .... how many have had endocrinologists put you on medication to *prevent* kidney failure soon after your were first diagnosed? My endo is really pushing to put me on medication in case (and I stress the words "in case") I may get Kidney Disease. I have no signs of it or have it now. My Kidneys are healthy.
Avatar f tn Having type-1 diabetes creates some challenges to having a healthy baby, but it certainly does not mean that your baby is destined to develop birth defects. During the first 8-12 weeks of gestation, most of the baby's vital organs develop -- brain/nervous system, heart/lungs, and so on. It is during this phase that uncontrolled blood sugar levels can have a particularly harmful affect.
Avatar n tn Injecting high doses to cover carbs in the context of a bad or insufficient diet will cause roller coaster effects hours after the injection. Thus the lows could be from the dinnertime bolus and they will cause high fasting sugars because of the body's reaction in nighttime. Try testing at 1am and then at 4am and see if one is at 100 and the next at 250. So, diet makes a lot of difference.
Avatar f tn I am really scared of getting diabetes as my dad's side has a history of diabetes and scared of the restricted life u have due to it.
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Avatar m tn You should go see a Kidney Doctor, as kidney disease can sneak up, especially with patients that have Diabetes, and High Blood Pressure. Kidney damage is irreversible, so you dont want this problem to progress at all.
494669 tn?1275366075 You may want to explore some of the other communities available on MedHelp. I believe there is a kidney group. You can participate in as many you like. Welcome to our community.
1469903 tn?1286650297 This allows for a more accurate assessment of what kind of glasses prescription is required. • Kidney damage • Kidney damage from diabetes is called diabetic nephropathy. The onset of kidney disease and its progression is extremely variable. Initially, diseased small blood vessels in the kidneys cause the leakage of protein in the urine. Later on, the kidneys lose their ability to cleanse and filter blood. The accumulation of toxic waste products in the blood leads to the need for dialysis.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am CF, post dbl lung & kidney transplants, and taking lipitor (5mgQD) for prevention of chronic rejection, using its anti-inflammatory effects. I take it at night (HS). Breakfast sugars, taking 2 mg Prednisone, are harder to control & rise faster than remainder of day. Does lipitor have effects on the liver which impact the liver's release of glucogen? This is without taking lexapro, advair, albuterol or other meds (excepting 2 mg prednisone) which would affect blood sugar.
Avatar f tn do the serious side effects bring on or end up as deseases in our body's. can the treatments and side effects be a precurser to the desease symptoms a person is experiencing?
1789235 tn?1315160481 There are those that have gotten off medication with lifestyle changes alone, basically reversing themselves from a diabetic to a normal state. However, if ones diabetes is ignored, diabetes side effects come into play that will lead to physical impairment. "still trying to get my sugars under control" Go to the bottom of this page, click on #2 [page 2] and scroll down to this thread Can Type 2 diabetes be reversed?
Avatar n tn Again like Markie, I've had diabetes for several decades and -- unless we find the cure before then -- I expect to have it for several more. Actually, I expect that what I eventually die from will not be related to diabetes. As a teen, it can be a struggle to WANT to take good care of oneself and yet that's exactly what's expected of us. I remember my childish behaviors as a teen with diabetes and am grateful I eventually saw the light.
Avatar f tn It's usually thought it's the weight gain that causes the blood sugar problems, not the anti-depressant itself. You don't say that these problems have risen to the level of diabetes, but different anti-depressants have different effects on people. Of course, switching anti-depressants is very hard and other drugs might now work, so it's not so easy to just switch around for many people. The proper way to deal with this is to work on you diet.
Avatar f tn Prostaglandins are also activated in the kidney, but these are intended to reduce blood pressure, counteracting the effects of renin. So long story short, how is your son's blood pressure? (avg=120/ 80) Hypertension= 140/90 or above. Does he have chronic conditions causing low oxygenation (diabetes, asthma, live in high altitude, and you say he had blood work, do you know what the oxygen concentration in his blood was (pO2)?
Avatar m tn ) I believe it's because of something to do with blood flow. Remember diabetes uncontrolled effects more than just the sugar in your blood. You can severely damage your kidneys, liver, and pancreas (just to name a few) if you aren't taking care of diabetes. Some of the symptoms (of type II) do include frequent urination, vaginal yeast infection (women), oral thrush, fatigue, excessive thirst, rapid weight loss, and difficulty maintaining an erection.
Avatar m tn Are male urinary tract infections and vasculitis known side effects of any of the prescriptions or combination of prescriptions listed?
Avatar f tn I went on insulin two months ago. I have early kidney disease and diabetic neuropathy. My ankles and feet are so swollen I can't find shoes. My feet and ankles sometimes hurt so bad I can't sleep or walk. I am on Lyrica for fibromyalgia and it makes the swelling worse.My blood sugar is coming down slowly with the insulin.I was put on another blood pressure pill but it made the swelling worse. I take Lisinopril and a water pill and am trying another new pill. My blood is still high.
Avatar n tn I have also always urinated frequently and have hade many Kidney and Bladder infections. But whenever I was in high school and would ask my doctor about diabetes they told me it was impossible because if I had juvenile diabetes I would have been violently ill with a virus, and I could not have Type II because I am not overweight. My cousin was diagnosed with Type I when she was almost 30 years old. And Type II is very common on my mothers side.
1084115 tn?1385232189 on my last year lab results,glucose was 4.8,but this year it was 6.0. does that mean i have diabetes,or can the glucose vary from time to time? i have hep-c gt1a,f3 ,nonresponder,waiting for trial or tela.
Avatar n tn you have it or you don't and from what I am reading of your post , I think it is very likely you do. Diabetes is managable, left untreated/managed it can lead to blindness, kidney, heart, nerve problems, ambutations, stroke. Thirst & frequent urination is also a sign. Get an A1c as soon as possible. If you do have diabetes this will tell you, as said here by Dot-this test measures the average blood sugar over the last 3 months.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am in a downfall..and was wondering if you can help me...I check my BS in mmol...but im sure you can still help me. If and when you turned 19 im guessing you switched doctors. Well I use to see a dietition, nurse, and doctor at the same time, now Im seeing each one seperately, and its hard to tell each one the same thing. Im worried they're gonna mess me up. Im in college as well, so the stress is making me run highs and lows. I cut out some things when i started college.
Avatar n tn I know you can live without one, but, there's a high risk you can become diabetic due to it. The only thing is; She already suffers from diabetes as well as other things, and I was wondering how it would affect her..? Also, her kidney's are in really bad condition, and I was wondering if it were possible that I gave her one of mine? I understand that I'd have to undergo tests and what-have-you, but, I just wish to know if it'd be safe for someone of my age's (18) kidney to go into my nan's?
1519223 tn?1500816586 In 2007, the FDA approved a variation of Januvia called Janumet, which is a combination of sitagliptin and metformin, and is also made by Merck.Januvia and Janumet are diabetes drugs. They can have serious side effects. In clinical trials Januvia proved to be effective in controlling blood sugar levels. However, there are also reports of serious side effects, including acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, which caused Januvia users to file lawsuits against Merck.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know the long term effects of abusing pain killers? I found out today that a friend of my husbands actually had seizures because of how long she was on vicodin. Just curious.
Avatar f tn My mom has congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and Diabetes. She's been on diuretics her entire adult life. Over the past 8 years, whenever she got excessive fluid build-up and severe symptoms, the hospital would basically flush her out with heavy IV diuretics and she would be fine again. However, she has been hospitalized for 3 weeks now, was on a ventilator for 3 of those days and had over a liter of fluid drained from her back.
Avatar f tn Just as a word of encouragement. I went from Stage 3 (54% kidney function -GFR) to stage 2 kidney disease (73% function - GFR). I did this by following the kidney diet really closely. It usually doesn't work that good - but it does often help you from getting any worse. I really miss my tomatoes though. They are now a 'special' treat. Stage three is moderate damage. Right in the middle of things. If you are high stage 3 than you may never need dialysis. A lot will depend on you.
317787 tn?1473362051 in fact, the two health conditions may just be different sides of the same metabolic coin. Type II Diabetes Also referred to as adult onset diabetes and non-insulin dependent diabetes, Type II diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body metabolizes sugar (glucose). Those with Type II diabetes have a problem with insulin – a hormone released by the pancreas that regulates the movement of sugar into the cells.
Avatar m tn As far as I know, these are the only treatments - http://www.mayoclinic.org/kidney-stones/treatment.htm "Watchful waiting About 85 percent of the time, kidney stones are small enough to pass during urination. This occurs usually within 72 hours of the start of symptoms. The best treatment for these small stones is to drink plenty of water (as much as 2 to 3 quarts per day), stay physically active and wait to pass the stone.
Avatar n tn Potential side effects of zestril include cough, dizziness and increased potassium and dercreased kidney function. Potential side effects of hydrochlorothiazide include dizziness and low potassium. I would suggest seeing your doctor and discussing your symptoms. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only. Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.
Avatar n tn My mom was hospitalized for kidney problems due to diabetes. She's fine other than shortness of breath due to her lungs having water and her foot developed a nasty wound which started as a blister. She was getting better after her 4th dialysis and a doctor said that the infection on her foot was stopped. Though, they need to clean it in an operation soon.