I have had Type 1 Diabetes for 46 years and have recently been diagnosed with Stage III Chronic Kidney Failure (CKF). Other than the usual high and low BG's over these many years that all Diabetics who take Insulin experience, I've had very few other complications and no major ones until this surprising development. Problem is, I don't believe it. I may be deluding myself, but I just don't feel like there's anything wrong with me (other than Type 1 Diabetes, that is). I have no symptoms that would lead me to believe that my Kidney function is not up to par.
I found out about the problem by accident really. I went to see a doctor about something completely unrelated and after being passed around from one doctor to another, ended up with a Nephrologist after my labs showed irregular numbers surrounding my Kidney function. But that lab work, too, was suspect, considering that I was very dehydrated at the time the blood was drawn.
At any rate, I have to do follow up blood and urine tests next week and wonder if there's anyone out there who has had complications related to their Kidney's and if so, can they tell me anything about their experiences. What symptoms have they endured? What have they gone through? If it turns out that I really do have Stage III CKF, What should I expect?
Thank you so much for sharing your personal experience with me