While I was initially trained on pd, I was never able to do it (pain issues). If she is feeling ok I would trust the doc and not obsess about every number. I know that periodically they check the fluid coming out to make sure that exchange is still working properly. Have you had that test? Sorry I can't be more help.
My cousin gave me a kidney 9 years ago and as far as I know she wasn't given any specific diet. I know they admonished her to watch her weight and to not take up smoking again (she did but quit recently) but that was about it. Did you talk to the doc that removed the kidney? Best of luck.
I have made all friends, family, and contractors (I have a cleaning lady that helps me) aware that they are not welcome if they are ill with anything. I don't usually catch anything while out in public, but I don't put myself in harms way either. There is no point in tempting fate. I know it's hard not to see the grandkids, but it's best if they stay away. That's my opinion anyway and it's what I do.
HI John. Sorry to bug you but there is someone on the organ transplant board who is asking about pancreas transplants. I know you had one (hope it is still doing well) and since you are so well informed I thought you might take a moment to lend a hand. I've answered him on another board so I think he'd like someone else's perspective other than mine.
I don't know about high potassium causing kidney problems, but I do know that when you have some kidney issues, often your potassium will rise. Do you know what your other kidney related labs are like? Sometimes no matter how good care you take care of your diabetes you can get complications anyway. Don't panic though. It is often a very slow process that can be slowed even more by dietary changes and medications. Hopefully you will see the nephrologist soon and get some definitive answers. Best of luck.
I haven't had a polyp, but have had blood in my urine due to a bladder hook up of a pancreas transplant. The good news is that it takes only a few drops of blood to make your urine look bloody, so the odds are that you are not bleeding very much. It just looks bad and scary.
Sorry I can't be more help, but try not to worry too much.
Typically, in the early stages you are told to cut back on animal protein (because it's hard on the kidneys) and sodium. As things progress, your renal dietitian will contact you to let you know what you need to cut back on based on your blood work. If you haven't had an appointment, I would make one with the renal dietitian and that will help point you in the right direction based on exactly how well your kidneys are functioning right now.