type 2 diabetes and kidney problems

By astro12 Latest Reply 2011-03-25 10:06:36 -0500
Started 2010-11-12 10:29:01 -0600

My past 3 check-ups I finally got my a1c under controll and now my dr. wants to send me to a Kidney doctor. He's doing this because my kidney blood numbers are a little high. I have some icthing on my stomach and some back pain,I also get up 2 to 4 times a night and go to thr bathroom. I just wonder could I have bad problems with no real signs and I am worried about what I might find out.

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Crashnot 2010-11-12 12:41:10 -0600 Report

The microalbumin numbers will indicate how much protein is coming out of your kidneys. An interesting thing I read in a book by Dr. Julian Whittaker is that once people go on dialysis, they have to have a VERY low-protein diet. But what the doctors never tell you in advance is that the protein is largely to blame (along with high sugars) in damaging the kidneys in the first place. You might want to check out his book, "Reversing Diabetes" and look at a lower-protein, less-meat diet to prevent further damage. The book is available here and on Amazon.