diabetic since 1986

By Dragonlady47 Latest Reply 2011-11-17 22:55:57 -0600
Started 2011-11-17 14:28:02 -0600

I just found out I am going into acute kidney failer, I have tried to do right one carb can throw me over the edge, now I am off all meds except glipise(spelled wrong) and my blood sugar is 160 to 180 every am that is the only time I can check it cause the insurance will only pay for enought to do it once a day, but by the need to sleep after a meal I know it is higher during the day even tho I am trying so hard to do right this is really a bummer, any suggestions will not have the report from the kidney dr until the 29th about when they will start me on dialias

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jayabee52 2011-11-17 22:55:57 -0600 Report

Talk to your Dr and ask if you can get the test strips increased so you can test 4X /day. Unless they (Dr & ins co) want you to get worse and cost them more money trying to fix complications from Diabetes.

I have Chronic idney Disease (CKD) and had been on dialysis for 10 months beginning Nov 2006. I have found a number of resources which have been helpful to me : http://www.kidney.org/atoz/pdf/diabetes.pdf (CKD stages 1-4) ; http://www.kidney.org/atoz/pdf/DiabCKD_Stg5.pdf (dialysis and CKD stage 5, End stage renal disease); http://www.livestrong.com/article/316220-rena... (what to eat, what to avoid by livestrong); http://www.aakp.org/aakp-library/dsp_libraryC... (a whole library of links relating to diabetes and CKD)

I have been slipping toward needing to go back on dialysis treatments. I have however been encouraged to note an improvement in my GFR and my BUN numbers and creatine levels. I think I can try to improve my numbers so I don't need to return to dialysis.

I pray this is helpful to you

Blessings to you and yours


Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-17 22:24:38 -0600 Report

This is certainly not an easy road to follow. I'm a dialysis tech and my father was on dialysis. Having to follow a diabetic diet and a kidney diet is hard. If you don't want to wait until you start dialysis to talk to a dietician, go on your own. If you cannot wait until then, just do what you can to control what foods you are eating and the portions. You should be able to google dialysis diet. Or you can also go to the National Kidney Foundation website. They have tons of info to help.

Good Luck, Mickey

realsis77 2011-11-17 14:36:05 -0600 Report

oh il pray for you! did the dr give you insulin to help with your high numbers? why did he take you off all meds? because of the kidneys? i would have the doctor send a T>A>R or something to your insurance company to allow you to test more than once a day, with your serious complcations i would see no problem with them approving it! i had to do that to get medicare to cover my 4 times a day testing. im soo sorry your having to go through this! your in my thoughts and prayers and if you ever need a friend to talk with im here to listen ok?

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