Diabetics with kidney problems


Diabetics with kidney problems

If you are having problems with kidneys due to our diabetes, this is the group for you. Let us exchange tips on how to manage urea and kreatinine levels and how to cope with diet regimes.

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Comment by smokinbeaver on July 1, 2012 at 3:13pm

I've thought seriously of giving Sparky one of my kidneys. I am 0 neg, he is A neg, so its possible. His other health issues make us think again. Its not that its not worth it, its just that with the anti rejection drugs, and his having diabetes, healing takes longer and he just could live longer having hemodialysis with all the inconvenience and problems that go with that. Its a gamble whether it would work and whether it could shorten his life span in the long run. Organs eventually fail with transplant, nothing is a given, and its not a cure, just a way of buying time. Love my baby emmensely, and I would do it if it meant a complete cure.


Comment by brokenpole on June 30, 2012 at 2:42pm

My wife and I have discussed the topic of transplant and, at least for right now, I am going to stay on in-center hemo. With all of my other medical problems I just don't want to get a kidney just to have it fail. Not that I am old, I am only 58, but I think it better is someone in better health and maybe younger get the kidney.

Comment by Cora on June 30, 2012 at 12:53pm

You will find, especially once you get more experience, that the dialysis nurses let you make most of the decisions. It's kind of scary, but the more you know about it, the better your treatment will be. It's not always fun, but definitely manageable. Are you on the list for transplant? I have had my kidney from my cousin for almost 10 years now.

Comment by brokenpole on June 28, 2012 at 12:59pm

Thanks Cora. They haven't done much adjusting to my treatment yet. They even let me pick how much fluid to take off since I am way under my listed dry weight (they have it at 155 kg and I am currently 144).

Still fighting the infection so we shall see how all of that goes.

Comment by Cora on June 28, 2012 at 8:07am

I am so glad you are starting to feel better. It often takes a bit of time to get the prescription right for dialysis. Once stabilized, you do feel better. Hope the infection clears.

Comment by brokenpole on June 26, 2012 at 3:13am

Completed my first month of outpatient dialysis and I think I am starting to feel better. I have an infection in my left leg that keeps giving me problems (two trips to the ER with temps over 103 which resulted in 3 day stays in the hospital). I am on my second round of antibiotics and I really don't have a lot of hope that this infection is going to be knocked out. I feel like I am going to end up with a fever again once I stop the antibiotic.

This is very frustrating.

Comment by smokinbeaver on May 27, 2012 at 6:58am

Comment by brokenpole on May 21, 2012 at 1:22am
Well the catheder is in and I have had my first two sessions of dialysis. This week I start at the outpatient center on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the afternoon.

I picked the afternoon so I could work early in the morning go to dialysis and then go home and crash if that is needed.

Everyone tells me that I am going to start feeling better. Okay...I am ready!
Comment by smokinbeaver on April 14, 2012 at 1:33pm

Hi Cora, IHateDialysis.com is a great site. Its been helpfull reading people's posts in the different forums. Unfortunately I have had no luck trying to register with them. First they accepted me, then we got emails because Sparky (brokenpole) tried to sign up to. They have a problem with accepting people with the same ISP address. We have different computers, but have the same cable access so maybe we have the same ISP? Don't know but its frustrating. He is feeling bad this weekend and is scared every single day he is going to have to go to the ER and get hooked up for emergency dialysis. I spent a large part of yesterday afternoon at the ER because our daughter her lives with us has been having asthma attacks and problems and is not getting better. Looking pretty dim here at our house today

Comment by smokinbeaver on April 14, 2012 at 1:28pm


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