Like "I do have CKD. I was diabetic ("DM") first and got a kidney infection. (I just recently learned that Metformin can cause kidney damage) The kidney infection gave me ESRD and I was on dialysis for life, (I thought at that time). But the infection resolved and I no longer had to take Dialysis. Yes it would be good to have a site devoted to Kidney disease, IMO. In fact I may email John Crowley this discussion link and see if something like that is in the works. "