I am slowly coming to terms with the issue of decreased kidney function…not because the Dr has said I am ok, but because,sadly, it seems there is nothing I can do about it. I have not been able to find any encouraging information about it and may never know what caused it. So now everything I do or take or eat has to be tempered with how it will impact my kidneys. It limits a lot of stuff I would like to try to help with diabetes. Frustrating. I am trying not to let it occupy my mind so constantly and God has given me a little help and a little more peace of mind. Had to postpone my kidney education class because of a conflicting appt.,but hope to make it next month. It still feels a bit like giving up, and I don't like that or the wait and see approach to treatment. Nothing I can do but eat right and drink lots for now. I want to question the use of Valsartan for bp as I have seen conflicting reports on the effect it has on kidneys, one saying it can cause kidney problems and the other saying it may help. I just don't know how to ask my drs the question or even which Dr to ask. For some reason the bp has been harder to deal with than D. I so want to get off these pills. That's where things are for now.
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