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MrsCora01

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: diet for Husband
Your best bet is to find a renal dietitian and follow that diet. If you don't follow the...More
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Reply: cough
You will need to speak to your nephrologist to find out what he/she has to say about what...More
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Reply: bone pain
Because of imbalances in calcium and phosphorus, you can get boneloss due to kidney...More
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Reply: Intense itching
Often the itching is due to high phosphorus levels. Do you know what hers is? Has she...More
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Reply: Double Ureter
As far as I know (I'm a biologist, not a doc) there is no connection between a double...More
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Reply: I can't be the only one!
I'm glad you've gotten a diagnosis. I know that some supplements are helpful for...More
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Reply: I can't be the only one!
I've had many of the issues that you do (I'm now 10 years almost post transplant) and...More
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Reply: Polycystic Kidney Disease
You really need to see a doc and get regular kidney lab work done. It tends to progress...More
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Reply: pregnancy w/ 1 kidney
My transplant center did a study on kidney donors and some of the things they found were...More
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Reply: laxatives for renal failure patients
My nephrologist gave me something called lactulose. I would check with the docs before...More
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