Kidneys affected by diabetis

Leigh Marsden
By Leigh Marsden Latest Reply 2008-10-03 03:26:02 -0500
Started 2008-10-02 11:08:04 -0500

Today my doctor told me that my kidneys are affected by my diabetis and he wants to take test every 3 months. He put me on Lisinopril to help prevent this.
Any comments would be appreciated. Leigh


3 replies

kdroberts
kdroberts 2008-10-03 02:28:53 -0500 Report

I posted this in your other thread too.

Very common. ACE Inhibitors and ARBs (both types of blood pressure medication)
have been shown to slow or even stop the progress of Diabetic nephropathy
(kidney damage). It's not uncommon for diabetics to be put on one as a matter
of course just for some protection. If you look at the dosing guidelines it may
be that you are on a very low dose, lower than the starting dose to treat high
blood pressure, but you may be only the lowest dose to treat that. Since high
blood pressure is a problem for diabetics anyway, a number need a blood pressure
medication to help with that as well.

Diabetes effects a lot of different things in your body so taking care of blood
sugar is only one piece of the puzzle.

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-10-03 03:26:02 -0500 Report

kdroberts,

you are so right. I know I'm still very new to this, but I have a tendancy to dive head first into research when needed too. I considered this a need too…

I have found out so much about diabetes that I never knew existed. How much wreckage it can cause on a persons body is herendous!! Excercise, Heathly Eating, and taking meds if can, are the best way I have seen to get your bs under control…Lose weight if you can and/or need to (I am sooo getting there, went from 270 about 4 weeks ago to 209 at doc on Tuesday).

Vicki

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-02 11:16:03 -0500 Report

I want you to listen to your MD and do everything he wants you to to prevent this. I went in to Kidney failure, did dialysis, then last year got my transplant. What a chore. If this is the start take care of yourself. Everything is so modern these days. Let me know how your doing, I'm interested.!!!!