hello, I'm Annie and 71

By Anniepie Latest Reply 2011-11-19 02:32:41 -0600
Started 2011-11-17 14:52:57 -0600

I guess I'm a oldie/newbie. I was diagnosed 5 1/2 yrs ago when I started dialysis and took oral meds then for some reason the doc had me test ix a wk so eventuaaly thought all was ok because of no follow ups w/dr UNTIL 2 mos ago and now I'm odm lantus and apidra. But I get so discouraged because of meals and trying sooooo hard to adjust the foods. But I know I can and will do it.

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reneeramaekers 2011-11-18 21:51:40 -0600 Report

You can do it !!! You didn't get to 71 by not learning how to get things done !!!!
This is a great place to ask and learn !!! And a great place to for encouragement !!!!
Best of luck to you !!!!!!!
You can do it !!!!!!!!!

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-17 22:20:09 -0600 Report

A renal diet plus a diabetic diet is SO hard to follow. I am a dialysis tech, and my father was also on dialysis for 2 1/2 years, so i understand from both view points.
Don't give up, it can be done. You want to utilize the dietician at your dialysis site to help you. They should be going over your labs once a month with you and offering help where you need it. Don't be shy about asking for help and guidance from them, that is why they are there.
Blessings, Mickey

Anniepie 2011-11-18 08:36:21 -0600 Report

thank u so much. I no longer on the big "D" as I call it. I did have a transplant 3 1/2 yrs ago. But I guess when I signed up I putI was still on the machine. I'm sorry. I also had a picture of but somehow it went away. heehee but I do see my nutritionist this morning. This is all so new and I know I have been counting my food wrong. There are times I have to force myself to eat. but I'm hanging in there..thanks again for the encouragement

jayabee52 2011-11-19 02:32:41 -0600 Report

I've been where you are Annie! My kidneys had been shut down due to an infection and I almost died (I was semi-comatose for 5 days before being discovered) Fortunately for me my kidneys started working well enough again to discontinue hemodialysis after being on it for 10 months.

Now it seems I am sliding toward dialysis again.

I have found several useful resources to help me with managing both conditions One of those is http://www.livestrong.com/article/316220-rena... I pray this is helpful to you.

Should you wish for more of the resources I have found please ask here or ask me on my email here in DC.

blessings to you and yours


MEGriff1950 2011-11-17 19:23:02 -0600 Report

Hello Annie, yes it can be very overwhelming at first. If there is a diabetes education class in your area that will help you a lot to understand and a great place to ask questions. Some areas also have diabetic support groups which I hear most really appreciate. Just checking around this site, reading the questions and comments should be quite helpful.
Here is a link for the American Diabetes Association you might find some helpful information there also. http://www.diabetes.org/
Some diabetics have found that attending Weight Watchers is very helpful with meal planning.