Type 2 diabetes kidney disease

Common Questions and Answers about Type 2 diabetes kidney disease


Avatar f tn I understand that at 60 I will be in stage 3 kidney disease. My question is this, can I remain in stage 2 forever, or a a long period of time or is it inevatiable that I will continue to decline in numbers? Any thoughts and advise is appreciated. Thanks.
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 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.
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 Surely not related to type 2 diabetes.
Avatar f tn It may also help decrease cardiovascular disease in overweight people with type 2 diabetes. The best sources are fresh vegetables, fruits and beans. Whole grain foods are preferable to eating pasta, white bread, white potatoes and low fiber cereal. Fiber intake should be approximately 50 grams daily if that amount can be tolerated; a minimum of 20-35 grams per day is recommended and an external supplement may be needed.
665587 tn?1265950524 living with kidney disease. there are a lot of information on kidney failures, and treatment options. Also if you would like to talk to someone about your experience...click on Peer Support on the left icon on the website. a volunteer would be happy to speak with you. Hope this helps and goodluck to your brother!
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 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 f tn She is morbidly obese and has type 2 diabetes and extremely uncontrolled high blood pressure, and a severe panic disorder. She started a low carb/high protein diet when she was diagnosed. She has lowered the amount of insulin she needs from 160 units a day to 60 units which is great. But since this diet her high blood pressure has sky rocketed. We were in the ER twice last week with blood pressures greater than 200. I think the highest was 227/115.
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 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 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 n tn Hello, I am a 29 year old female, diagnosed with Type I diabetes when I was 25. I was always a picture of health and never had any "health" problems until now. Not to make excuses or anything, but knowing that I have this to deal with this has made me extremely depressed, so depressed that at times I don't take my insulin and I also think that in my mind I'm afraid of being over weight. It didn't help that my mother passed away suddenly either.
Avatar f tn I am not sure that anyone, and I mean ANYONE, (doctor, researcher, even fellow diabetics who have experienced heart and/or kidney disease) can say what blood glucose reading 'causes' or, in my opinion here, 'adds' to the developing of those complications. That is a difficult question.
307500 tn?1302119746 Says because I have Clusters of AutoImmune Diseases I most likly have type 1 diabetes. This week He has run lost of test, blood, and heart tests and blood flow. I have been put on every poral pill and it hasn't dropped my BS. MY lst A1C was 7.0, 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 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 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.
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'm confused about why I have it and if I am on the right meds. I have DM type 2 and I have cysts in my kidneys. Does this mean I have Polycystic kidney disease, or does it just mean I have benign cysts? I take Lisinopril 5 mg daily. My doctors say that the kidneys don't hurt, but I have constant pain. Is this unusual?
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.
Avatar n tn There is considerable evidence that genes, as well as major environmental influences like obesity, are important in the aetiology of Type 2 diabetes. Children and siblings of patients with Type 2 diabetes, who share 50% of their genes, are 3–4 times more likely to have Type 2 diabetes than subjects without diabetic relatives." Source:http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/feb102002/273.pdf A diagnosis of diabetes has to be established.
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.
1366712 tn?1278025242 are you saying you have only one kidney, and you have type-2 diabetes? Or are you saying that you have 2 kidney's and have type-2 diabetes in one of them?
Avatar n tn An endo specializes in diabetes and sees a lot of kidney damage or kidney disease issues and can distinguish between them. Kidney damage could be serious; OTOH it can also be similar to "knee damage" when we fall & scrape our knees. We might be sore for a while & we might get a bruise or a scab, but the knee still does its intended function. Are you taking any blood pressure medicine?
Avatar m tn I'm a 61 yr. old male with kidney disease due to diabetes. My egfr is 39, my last creatinine test was 1.9 . I'm just wondering what to expect as far as progression to dialysis goes.
Avatar m tn Some of the complications of smoking on diabetes include retinopathy (eye disease), heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and foot problems. Lest not forget smoking causes cancer of the mouth, throat, bladder, lungs, and MANY others. What more do you need to convince you to stop puffing?
654310 tn?1228693122 Hi everyone. Just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm 56 yr old and a "BIG CHICKEN" when it comes to needles, Doctors and Hospitals!!!! I have Type II Diabetes (diagnosed in 2003), Stage III Kidney Disease (Just diagnosed July 30, 2008) and maybe COPD (still testing for it). My mammogram report came back as 2 separate clusters of microcalcifications. They were reported to be pleomorphic and are suspicious for malignancy.
635114 tn?1222710503 My last doctor of 2 years refused to diagnose it as kidney disease although an utlrasound confirmed the atrophic kidney and I continued having lower back pain and uti infections. My creatinine and bun levels were always low so she said I had no kidney disease. We were unable to get the first cat scan records from first diagnosis for comparison and she refused to believe it was anything other than congenital.