Diabetes type 2 and kidneys

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1789235 tn?1315160481 00PM Read the entire thread as suggestions to foods to eat and avoid, exercise and weight are offered with posters replying back with favorable outcomes. Here you will find how to control and manage your diabetes with basic lifestyle changes. As far as your kidneys MSK is not considered a disability as it is treatable. If you have cysts it is to my understanding no treatment can get rid of cysts and your doctor may classify you then as disabled. Good luck with the insurance.
Avatar m tn 1) My Mother is a type 1 diabetic patient. 2) Both her kidneys are damaged. Though her doctor has asked for a dialysis treatment but for some unstated reasons she refused to take it 3) some details of her ailment.... urea-101mg/dl creatinine-5.6mg/dl Na-132 mmol/l K- 5.4 mmol/l serum uric acid- 8.5mg/dl TSH-5.5 Free Thyroxine- 1.3 ng/dl Free Tri iodo Thyronine -1.
Avatar n tn headache can be from low and high but higher than 200and lower that 70. U can't hurt your kidneys with blood sugars under 100. and won't effect your heart/kidneys. How high does your go up?
Avatar f tn I am a 61 yr old woman. For about 2 years I have had type 2 adult onset diabetes. Food mangement with Metformin and Glyburide. MG. usually 80- 140. Yesterday I was sick with flu like symptoms including a fever and chills. I slept off and on for 36 hrs while getting up to eat what I could. My left foot and ankle have been swelling for about 3 yrs and more so for the last yr as I now sit more at work.
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.
521895 tn?1212597611 I was very sensitive to low-blood sugars and passed out 2 times. Then, I developed acute anemia (not related to my diabetes) and had 2 transfussions. I also could not eat and began vomiting all the time and was gaining 3 lbs. of water per day. I went into labor at 34 weeks, but her lungs were not ready. The doctors stopped the labor three times and at 35 weeks, my daughter was born weighing 6 lbs. 9 oz.. She was very healthy.
1300526 tn?1275775221 Not sure if this is related, but it is definelty somthing to consider) He was a Type I diabetic from the age of 2. He is now 63 yrs old and has been off insulin for over 10 years! Hope this info is helpful.
Avatar n tn There have been recent studies that have created a gray area between the two regarding age and developing diabetes. It was generally thought that type 2 was always assumed to strike people who were older, well into adulthood. While I am sure more research needs to be done, I have heard reports with our children being less active because of our lifestyle and fast foods, obesity in children is rising and some as young as 13 are being diagnosed with type 2. I hope this helps.
794366 tn?1418012995 I have been diagnosed with diabetes type 2 a couple of years ago and just recently my doctor said that there is a small amount of protein in my urine. How soon can I expect to have my kidneys damaged and what can i do to slow this process down?
Avatar n tn Antipsychotics will all cause tardive dyskinesia and put a person at risk for diabetes and Zyprexa is the prime offender for diabetes. But when Zyprexa worsened my paranoia years ago and it happenned to a friend of mine I knew what was going on. But that's not a "common" side effect. As for "safe" we should be factual.
Avatar n tn It sometimes seems like my family is the only one going through this and it is a reminder that we are not alone, my son was diagnosed at age 2 and has had type 1 diabetes for almost 2 years without too much trouble until yesterday, yesterday his blood sugar went down to 22 and he lost consciousness a couple times.
Avatar f tn I would like to now how the hep-c virus effects the kidneys and at what stage dose it cause kidney damage.
Avatar m tn my husband was told he has type 2 diabetes and his kidneys are only functioning at 50%. He was told to stop drinking soda and diet soda and drink a lot of water. What can be causing this? He is 63 yrs old and has been taking blood pressure. coloeteral medication along with a diuretic. Should he have ultra sound done to see if there is another problem creating this problem?
Avatar n tn Certain disorders such as diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus,and Addison's disease can increase the excretion of urine and thereby lead to dehydration. Because people with Type 2 Diabetes produce some Insulin, ketoacidosis does not usually develop. However, the blood sugar levels can become extremely high (often exceeding 1,000 mg/dL). Such high levels often happen as the result of some superimposed stress, such as an infection or drug use.
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...
Avatar n tn Hey, So I have type I diabetes, and I like to drink. I do it fairly often, and in moderation. Sometimes, I like to get wasted like everybody else. and I keep water bottles with me to stay hydrated and my glucometer and Insulin to use as needed and im fine. try having a drink instead of taking mind-altering drugs.
Avatar n tn BACK to the original question - does marijuana affect type 1 diabetes? no. I've been type 1 diabetic for 9 years and between alcohol and marijuana, I will ALWAYS choose marijuana since alcohol lowers my blood sugar and sometimes leads to me having seizures.
Avatar n tn thank you for the comments. I had a glucose tollerance test done and my FBS was 116 again and my 2 hour was 85. The Dr. doesn't undersand this and wants to do it again. P.S. this was the lab results, we did a quick test in the office with a drop of blood and my FBS was 85 and 2 hour was 95. Can the quick test be off by that much?
1469903 tn?1286650297 Of all the patients with diabetes, only approximately 10% of the patients have type 1 diabetes and the remaining 90% have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes was also referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), or adult onset diabetes mellitus (AODM). In type 2 diabetes, patients can still produce insulin, but do so relatively inadequately for their body's needs, particularly in the face of insulin resistance as discussed above.
Avatar n tn I have had type 2 diabetes for going on 3 years now, I am 47 and my job has me sitting alot. Lately I have had numbness in my legs and feet after sitting for a while and a few days ago i notice my feet were peeling, not from dryness but they look like i had worn wet shoes for days, the skin was white and bubbled over the underlying skin. I hate to admit it but I forget my meds alot, which consist of 3 pills in the morn and 5 at night and I am guessing the numbness is due to poor circulation.
Avatar m tn My husband's granny died at the age of 92 and she had Type 2 diabetes. But because she must have had diabetes for long time without it being diagnosed and at the age of 90, she collapsed one Xmas after eating her meal and a fresh cream cake. She got gangrene in her foot and had to have her leg amputated to the knee. She lived another 2 years after she had a leg amputated and died at the age of 92.
Avatar n tn I have lost 10 lbs and until this week, my blood sugar levels appeared to be dropping. I have type 2 Diabetes controlled with diet and glucovance medication. I do little or no exercise. Last Thursday I started feeling tired and my lower back, near my kidneys on both sides hur from the inside. I took tylenol and it helped control the pain, somewhat.
Avatar n tn Hello. I'm not a medical professional, just the parent of a child with diabetes, and your post is very medically-oriented. I'll continue to look up some info for you, but my first question is whether or not your daughter has been tested for celiac. <a href="http://celiac.org/cd-symptoms.php" target=_blank>Here</a> is a list of symptoms, and they include many of the things your daughter is experiencing, to include stomach cramping, as well as bone and joint pain.
Avatar f tn My sister is schizoaffective/bipolar and now had type 2 diabeties from the antipsychotics she has taken over the years. She is 42 years old and keeps landing back in the hospital with psychotic symptoms. There have been times in her life where she has functioned quite well and even worked part-time. Now, she can not take Lithium any more because she gets into toxic levels (due to the diabetes-the kidney's can't brake doen the Lithium) and whe has tried every medicine under the sun.
Avatar m tn however, once diabetic you will always be diabetic, and crossing the pre-diabetes line to diabetes and diabetes itself cannot be cured or reversed, but only controlled. You can return to normal levels; however, you're still labeled as a "diabetic" and may always return with worse symptoms compared to people who are not diabetic. So you will always need to be in control of it.
Avatar n tn Hello :) Im 14 and i have had type 1 diabetes for nearly 10 years and i recently got an insulin pump about 5 months ago and have noticed that where I used to give myself injections has flattened out a bit....i also used to have about 5 injections a day and was taking novo rapid actrapid protophane and lantus.
Avatar n tn I HAVE ALSO BEEN TAKING AN ACE INHIBITOR FOR ABOUT 7 YEARS (WITHOUT PROBLEMS) TO PREVENT RENAL HYPERTENSION (I HAVE HAD TYPE 1 FOR 23 YEARS) AND THE DR. TOLD ME I DIDN'T NEED IT AND TO DISCONTINUE ANY ACE INHIBITORS. HE'S MAKING ME NERVOUS- AM I WRONG FOR QUESTIONING HIM AND LOOKING AGAIN FOR A NEW ENDOCRINOLOGIST?
Avatar m tn Blocking the actions of angiotensin II reduces the action of aldosterone on the kidneys resulting in an increase in the amount of fluid removed from the blood by the kidneys. This decreases the amount of fluid in the blood vessels and lessens resistance and pressure in the blood vessels. This suggests kidney protection to all especially to diabetic patients. Hope all is well. Take care and do keep us posted.