Hi Rosemarie. What do you want to know? This definitely puts you into the diabetes range if this is a new diagnosis. It translates to an average blood sugar of 172 (9.5 mmol). You are at higher risk of complications if you stay at this level. Below 7% is where you are statistically safest.
When I was first diagnosed, who knows? The a1c wasn't invented until some time in the 80s (I think). I was dxd in 1966. Once I started pumping I was usually in the 6s. Now that I have a pancreas transplant I am doing really well.
Thanks, Cora. I hear some conflicting opinions about how much (or less) water to drink when once has CKD. Is it a good idea to keep one hydrated well when the serum creatinine level is around 2.5? (with diabetes & hypertension)
You need to balance a couple of things when it comes to hydration. The most important being the amount of fluid retention you have. I didn't have that much when my creatinine was at that level. As my kidneys got worse, I did cut back somewhat on fluids, but they also added lasix to get the swelling down so I was able to drink well.
In my case, you could really tell. My fingers were puffy as were my eyelids and boy, were my ankles swollen. I looked like Fred Flintstone - no ankles. It is possible to have excess fluid settle in the lungs and around the heart, but in most cases it is in the extremities first. Has she talked to her nephrologist about this?
Hi Cora, No, not yet. I need to plan a check up with a nephrologist soon. Too bad about this CKD and Diabetes in general, there are no obvious symptoms at the early stages and are known only with lab tests. I read a lot now and what I understand is that, kidney problems are reversible at microalbuminuria stages.