I am sorry that you have kidney problems too. As someone who sits there with you also, I say that 60% isn't a bad place to be. I have just come through Christmas and the week after in the worst congestive heart failure for me so far. Fortunately I happened to pick up a little food poisoning on New Year's and vomitted only twice, but had diarrhea for seven days. It was a blessing. The dehydration pulled me right up out of the congestive failure. My kidneys are at about 20% right now But I am not ready for dialysis. I have too much to do. The diet really isn't that bad. You get plenty of food. I vary things a lot and don't miss the bananas or the orange juice. We with little or poor kidney function have to watch our potassium intake. But we as diabetics also have to watch our sugar intake.
I have a great diabetic doctor and a great kidney doctor. My blood is checked every two to three weeks for the BUN and Creatinine and also the potassium level. And we have a standing agreement that if 'I" feel like I have a problem coming on that I can call either office and request blood work or ask to come in.
Remember that YOU are the most important part of your health team Don't be scared about your diagnosis. Take an active part in your own care and make it work for you. I am extremely careful about what I eat and about keeping my blood sugars under good control. I exercise and have fun time and have a good support group of family and friends and people who make me laugh a lot. This is like adding a new baby to the house. I did it five times for my kids and eight times with my grandkids. So I can definitely do it for me. Yes, this all takes time and small steps until you are sure of yourself. But you CAN do it. And when you need a smile or someone to say they understand how hard it gets somtimes I will be more than happy to offer you anything I can. My best wishes to you and lots of good luck with everything you try One thing I forgfot to mention is that whatever the kidney specialist wants you to limit, he will lay it on the line for you so you don't have to guess. If you need special dietary help, go for it.