Joined: 02/05/2010
My Story:
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1966. In the 70s I was told I had protein in my urine and that I would be on dialysis soon. I eventually did end up on dialysis but not until 2001. My cousin gave me a kidney in 2002 (on her birthday!). During the year on dialysis I did both hemo and peritoneal dialysis so I have experience with both modalities. In 2008 I had a pancreas transplant and have not required insulin since April 27th, 2008. I still test but now it is for fun!

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Reply: Stage 4 kidney disease
Hi there. Still posting, and my kidney function, after almost a dozen years, is still...More
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I've never seen that before, but just from a language perspective, itmeans that the...More
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Reply: ESRF
Many of us who have been on dialysis have had problems with cold. Keep in mind, that the...More
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Reply: How long can my aunt survive like this?
I'm so sorry that your aunt isn't doing well. While on dialysis I did see a few elderly...More
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Reply: Well it happened, now what
So sorry. We've been there. The good news is that there is life after dialysis starts....More
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Reply: How hat is the lowest gfr for fistula/safest
You absolutely want to be prepared ahead of time. My plan for PD was to go to a...More
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Reply: Nutrition/ detox kidneys
Organs don't need to be "detoxed". If you like the taste of cilantro and lemon, then by...More
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Reply: About MN
Sorry, but what is MN?
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Reply: transplant after colon cancer
It's fairly straightforward, actually. And it's for your friend's safety. Even though...More
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The best person to talk to about this is your nephrologist, followed by your pharmacist....More
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