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Re: [IP] Losing the Battle with the Beast

Carolyn Green wrote:
>>>I thought that after I had started on the pump over 2 years ago that I
would stay complication free. But I guess the beast has just been hiding. I
am scared and got no answers from the doctor (GP) except that they will have
to keep an eye on my levels. I go
to see my diabetic Dr. next week and hopefully he will be able to give me
some insight on the matter. >>>


I'm sorry you have received this news. In my ever-so-VERY humble opinion, I
recommend you request a nephrologist (kidney specialist) immediately. Get
established and let him/her care for this problem. They specialize in
kidneys and therefore are more in tuned with the details. They are your only
two kidneys and you want the best care.

When I was at 80% it was just information (at that time, I new I was doomed
to die anyway - so, so what?) At 50% my endo put me on a low-protein diet
(51 g a day!!! ewwwww). I continued to lose another 15% over the next
year-and-a-half. At 35% I requested a nephrologist and endo was rather hurt.
I gave him one of his own DM *too-late* stories and he complied. That was 8
years ago and I'm now at about 15-18% function and have a fistula in my
forearm and am ready for dialysis when needed.

I wish I knew enough at 80% to care that much for myself. YMSV (Your Mileage
Should Vary) I hope for the best for you. (~_^)

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