For those with Kidney disease: The effect of Dialysis on Blood Glucose

By jayabee52 Latest Reply 2013-03-07 23:02:48 -0600
Started 2013-03-01 06:04:41 -0600

During one of my dialysis treatments a quesion occurred to me: What is the effect of hemodialysis upon my Blood Glucose levels? I looked on Google and came up with this response here ~

I found this interesting I pray you don't need this information but hope you find it interesting.

11 replies

EJMac 2013-03-01 14:25:56 -0600 Report

Hey James what days and times do you do dialysis? Is it the same every week? I am serious about making some time to stop by and meet you-even if it's during your dialysis time. I used to like people visit me when I was on chemo for 6-8 hrs each week. Maybe you are not allow visitors???

jayabee52 2013-03-01 14:34:41 -0600 Report

M W F usually between 7 and 11 p PT.

And yes we are allowed visitors.

2013-03-03 10:21:51 -0600 Report

Thats different when my dad
and grandmother had their
treatments, hers was mid morning and
My dads had to be in the chair
at 6 am!
but out there where the city never
sleeps I guess they go all the
Time. I understand in some big
cities they run around the clock
And even offer treatment at
night as you sleep in clinic.

jayabee52 2013-03-03 12:23:16 -0600 Report

I "close up" the place at night I am usually one of the last out of the building. I understand the clinic I am at opens at about 4 AM and has their first patient on machine at about 5.

My clinic as yet does not have overnight sleep dialysis.

2013-03-03 13:48:38 -0600 Report

Oh my, that would be different. It must be
Hard out there. Things going on all the time…
Then all the discount buffets…bet they are not
kidney friendly…unless you hit the veg area…but
no tomatoes!
you know your in trouble where there is a sign
at the entrance that states "no glucometers beyond
This point"…all those wonder deserts.

Take care

jayabee52 2013-03-03 23:39:57 -0600 Report

I had enjoyed the Buffets for a while but I mainly loaded up on protein, steaks, roast beef, roasted turkey. Of course I also loved the desserts and over indulged there.

I haven't gone to a buffet since I started back on dialysis. I am leery of how their dishes are made. If my potassium levels go too high, I could be in danger of turning my heart and blood vessels turning to bone (calcify).

2013-03-07 20:02:22 -0600 Report

Hello. Know what you mean about phosphate. My dad had a problem
with that…they told him to eat protein…and he did…half dozen
eggs each morning…a couple pork scuttles for supper and a couple
of hamburgers for dinner.
His phosphate was sky high…taking phoslo and antiacids all the time…
doc finally figured the phosphate in protein.
Maybe visit with the clinic dietician, I would hope she would have
an idea who would be good…after all its the entertainment capital
of the world they would have some good food. Plus…once in a while
you need to get out…trust me on that.
Take care

jayabee52 2013-03-07 23:02:48 -0600 Report

I know about getting out, and I do from time to time.

your dad, Wow, I thought I was overdoing it with the protein. I am supposed to eat not much more than 3 oz of protein per meal or only 1 egg (I eat 2). I don't know how much phosphorus is in protein but I get a blood test every Wed and so far my potassium has been in the normal range but at the high end of normal. I do have a problem with phosphorus and am now on binders to cut down on them. So far they have been working well for me..

granniesophie 2013-03-01 11:43:53 -0600 Report

Oh crap-more issues for my mother! This is very interesting.

jayabee52 2013-03-01 14:23:30 -0600 Report

sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings for your mother, but my inquiring mind needed to know and once I know I am all about sharing the info with anyone who may be affected.

BTW: how is your mom's vascular access issue turning out?

granniesophie 2013-03-02 05:35:15 -0600 Report

We had a graft put in last week, and it appears to be working. It is weak, but as the swelling goes down, I hope it gets better. We go to the doctor on the 8th and if her numbers have dropped again, she will begin dialysis.