ARE YOU AT RISK FOR KIDNEY DIEASE?

Debe Pendice
By Debe Pendice Latest Reply 2008-10-16 18:35:51 -0500
Started 2008-09-05 04:50:07 -0500

High blood sugar and high blood presure can hurt your kidneys. You can avoid or delay kidney diease by: Controlling your blood pressure- Keeping your blood sugar at the level recommended by your doctor- Using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDS),such as ibuprofen, with caution. Ask your doctor if there are other medicines you should advoid as well.- Getting checked and treated for urinary tract infections. The earliest signs of kidney failure is too much protein in your urine. Your doctor can find it through a microalbumin test. You should get one each year. Sources:American Diabetes Association,www.diabetes.org or National Kidney Foundation,w.kidney.org 4/2008


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vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-10-16 05:40:48 -0500 Report

I like my organs right where they are thank you, and in working order. Thanks Debe for posting this. IT is something that is always on my mind.

Vicki
Blessed Be

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-16 11:52:16 -0500 Report

I myself did face kidney failure. I did do dialysis and had a transplant 1-16-07. Thank God for modern science. Debe

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-10-16 18:35:51 -0500 Report

I'm so glad you were able to get the transplant. It's amazing how many people don't sign up for organ donation. I figure if someone can use what I can't anymore…then please be my guest.

butterfly_8
butterfly_8 2008-09-05 07:45:35 -0500 Report

Kidney failure is a side effect of diabetes that is always on my mind. I have 2 sisters on Dialysis and they are not diabetics. I often wonder what are my odds…So I try to be as careful as possible.
Thanks for sharing this article.

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