Diabetes type 1 and kidney disease

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Avatar n tn I am 24 years old and have had type 1 diabetes since 1 1/2 years old. I have been on the insulin pump for 4 years now and have experienced much better control....still not where it could be, but way better prior to the pump. Recently I have found myself wondering what is wrong with my memory. I have trouble remembering most of my childhood or even events that happened months ago. I can only truly remember portions of conversations I have. My boyfriend tells me all the time....
Avatar n tn your medical knowledge surely surpasses mine, because I'm just the mom of a type-1 diabetic and the wife of a type 2. From a diabetes point of view, there's probably nothing else to do besides the continuing effort for tighter BS control. It would seem wise to consult a renal specialist, to find out if a ratio above norm is reason for concern or not, and what if anything can be done about it. good luck, and sorry I can't provide specific medical advice.
307500 tn?1302119746 0, I have been on a very low carb diet for yrs, I think if I weren't my BS would be alot higher all the time. My ? is could I be type 1 because of all the Auto disease and the age of 16 diagnoses?
Avatar n tn I am seeing my endo tomorrow and I am going to talk to him about it and get some ideas and a referral. This disease is hard. It is constant checking and worrying and trying to fix what can't be fixed. It is all one great experiment and we have control over what we put into our bodies and how, but sometimes our bodies decide to ignore all of the effort and do weird things. Unexpected lows and unanticipated highs and we are the only ones that can recognize it and try to fix it.
665587 tn?1265950524 9 when he was admitted and rose to 3 and continues to climb. They biopsied this kidney today and was told that it was diabetic decline and he is on the path to renal failure. Told that there is nothing more they can do. They are sending him home and now what happens???? Is there a time frame to all this??? He is in a hospital about 3 hours away and I just don't know what to do. Thank God again, he has 2 daughters that live near the hospital so he can stay there as long as necessary.
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 n tn I am not a physician, but a volunteer and the mom of a type 1 diabetic. I understand your frustration. We felt the same way when our daughter was on shots. She was on NPH and Humolog. We gave since switched to the pump 3 years ago.
Avatar n tn Hi My Girlfriend is 27 and has had diabetes type 1 from the age of 5. We've been together for 4 years and i feel she really needs some sort of help to make her understand the way she deals with her illness is wrong. I'm no expert but she will go weeks without even doing a single blood check and if anyone even asks her she reacts angrily. she has all the symptons that other people have wrote regarding constatnt headaches , tiredness , and her moodswings are just terrible.
Avatar n tn Get a GTT + insulin levels - find out if you have IGT, IFG, type 2 diabetes and/or insulin resistance, or even an very early type 1. Also get complete blood work, cortisol, hormones, etc - they may be overlooking something.
Avatar n tn Hello, From the reports which you have sent,it is clearly evident that your mother is suffering from diabetes mellitus which is most probably type-II diabetes and she also has got mild kidney disease because of diabetes. I sincerely advsie you to consult a diabetologist and make sure that her blood sugar levels are well under control.All other investigations are within normal limits. Hope it helps.
Avatar m tn hi i have type 1 diabetes ,i have pain in my feet all the time and i sweat real bad through the night.my readings are all over the place all the time,im hypo unaware but also have symptoms of being high when im low.Im doing everything right but dont understand why my diabetes is so out of control n why the sweating at nights?please help.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes for several years. The diet is the same diet recommended for Type 1 diabetes. Your doctor or The ADA can give you a copy of the recommended diet. The difference in the diet for Type 2 is that you do not have to eat on such a strict schedule. Please be careful to check your blood sugars often. You should not have more than 3 servings of carbs per meal as recommended by the ADA.
Avatar n tn hi im new to the whole diabetes thing, its been 3 weeks about, my friends are kind of the party group, i kno that drinking is bad for it because when i was younger a neighbor had to be rushed to the hopsital because he drank alot at a party and had type 1 diabetes and from what i was told nearly lost his life..... so i was thinking of just smoking marijuana occasionally but was wondering the dangers besides just getting the munchies. so my questions are 1.
Avatar m tn I am a 72 year old male, overweight with diabetes and kidney disease among other problems. I recently had a stress test with the following results:"Evidence for a mild ischemia in the basal anterolateral wall, probably within the distribution of the left circumflex. No evidence in other vascular territory. Normal resting left ventricular systolic function with normal heart size, non transient ischemic dilation, calculated ejection fraction of 59%, with no wall motion abnormalities.
Avatar f tn ) A few questions for you... 1) How old are you? 2) Whats your blood pressure like? 3) Any kidney disease in your family? 4) What prompted you to get your GFR tested in the 1st place? Was it part of your yearly check up?
Avatar f tn I have Celiac Sprue and Type 1 Diabetes (36 Yrs.) (Pump for 7 yrs.
Avatar n tn Our little 2 year old grand daughter was diagnosed last week with diabetes 1 Shock and sadness and worry. I am worried about possible complications: she is being monitored, and has 3 injections a day now. I am so terribly worried! Will this affect her growth? I am worried when I read about heart attack and kidney failures etc. being affects for this disease!! Help. Also, is it uncommon to get this at such an early age, and does this mean that she is even more vulnerable than an older child?
Avatar f tn Hi, I am so sorry I missed your question, it did not come up in que when you write the most recent question. Type 2 diabetes can develop into a type of Type 1 later on IF the pancreas is not able to keep producing enough insulin. This is not definite and only happens to certain individuals. Complications related to diabetes are mainly from high glucoses and not the medications taken. All medications can have side effects ofcourse, herbals, teas etc included.
Avatar n tn A week back 84.6 and post meal 94 I have read a lot about diabetes and I feel that I have all the symptoms of high blood sugar though my measurements are normal. I have made some drastic changes in my diet and physical movement pattern. I lost 8 kilos to reach BMI of 23.9. Doctor has not done any particular test for diabetes but I do not want to insist upon it since the fear of this disease has brought some good changes in my lifestyle which I would like to keep.
Avatar n tn My daughter does have Type 1. Although it is unusual for adults to develop the illness, it happens occasionally. Also, my daughter ALWAYS ate a low carb, low sugar diet, with only occasional "fattening" foods. As a result, she is quite thin. In addition, she exercises regularly and is extremely athletic. She may well have had the illness for some time before it was diagnosed, following gestational diabetes.
Avatar n tn Could the dehydration be all it is, or do I need to see if neuropathy or kidney disease is causing it. I take an Ace Inhibitor for my kidney disease, related to my diabetes. I don't know what to do, and though I am almost afraid to find out what is actually causing them, I need help. I can't stand it anymore. I almost called 911 tonight - the pain was so bad! It is now 5:30, and I have been up since 1:30 fighting these horrible cramps. Please help - what do I do?
Avatar n tn He uses topical steroids.( triamcinalone) Two years later he developed Diabetes type 2 ( runs in the family-his mother suffered from it.) He is on Metformin, Pioglitazone 15 mg once a day, Glyburide 10mg two times a day, Lisinopril 10mg once a day, and Ezetimibe/simvastatin 10mg/80 mgs once in the evening. Using the Glucometer at home he checks his glucose regularly but it fluctuates greatly.
Avatar n tn We are not medical professionals here, just volunteers with experience in dealing with type 1 diabetes. I can't say for sure that your higher than normal bg's are the cause of your leg cramps, only your physician can determine this. There could be many different medical reasons why a person experiences leg cramps during the night. It could be something as simple as a difficiency of a vitamin to something as serious as peripheral vascular disease.
1789235 tn?1315160481 I was reading and I read something about Diabetes now being considered a disability.. Is that right can someone answer that for me.. I am still trying to get my sugars under control I have been diabetic since 2006, I was seeing a Dr regularly until I move to Fla in 2009..ever since it has been hard without insurance.. I am fighting to try to get some medical insurance through my state and it is very hard.
Avatar f tn 51:03 In the United States, 1 in 3 people will have Type 2 diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The projections, released today, are alarming to U.S. health officials, who say the numbers highlight the need for interventions to keep the number of new cases from climbing. Currently, 1 in 10 Americans has Type 2 diabetes.
1469903 tn?1286650297 disease of the blood vessels (both small and large) which can damage the eye, kidneys, nerves, and heart may occur • Diabetes treatment depends on the type and severity of the diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin, exercise, and a diabetic diet. Type 2 diabetes is first treated with weight reduction, a diabetic diet, and exercise. When these measures fail to control the elevated blood sugars, oral medications are used.
Avatar f tn Those are two very complicated illnesses (I actually have diabetes type 1 myself). There might be a question of which came first - as both illnesses can cause the other. Firstly, kidney disease is not curable, and you need to let your dad know it. The dog will ultimately die from it - or from the diabetes - although diabetes can be of course be managed with good insulin therapy. The difficult thing here is ...
Avatar n tn She is 6 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 1 1/2 years ago. Just a month ago she started complaining about stomach pain around her belly button. She only complains when she's really in pain. She also loves school and have been missing a lot of school because of the pain. At first it started out happening about every few days then it got more and more and now it was happening constantly. She said that she was always in pain but at times it would hurt very badly.
Avatar n tn i am 17 years old, and i have had type 1 diabetes since i was 4 years old. i have been smoking since i was about 13 and honestly, im not sure about the long term effects, but i know from personal experience that if you have the right mindset about taking care of your bloodsugar, it can actually help. as long as you cotrol the munchies, it can lower your BS. TRUE STORY: i was with my friends and we had just eaten some ice cream and i went to do a shot, and realzed that didnt have my isulin...