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Board: Diabetes 07-22-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Recently something contrary to logic of juvenile diabetes happened to me.

Hi there. I'm not quite sure what your questions are, but here goes. First off, let me say that the term "juvenile" diabetes is no longer used. There is type 1 (T1) and type 2 (T2) among a few...
Board: Kidney Disorders 07-15-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By Cora1003
Re: "drink less water"

If you don't have kidney issues, there really isn't anything wrong with cutting back a bit on where and when you drink. But I do know that lithium can cause kidney issues, so once the metabolic panel...
Board: Diabetes 07-09-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Cora1003
Re: A1C v. blood glucose test

I don't mean to sound flippant, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with an a1c where yours is. What are you worried about? You don't need medication, and everyone on this green earth needs to eat...
Board: Kidney Disorders 06-26-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Shocked to see my lab results

As I said earlier, don't read too much into the GFR. It's actually eGFR and the "e" stands for "estimated". It's not that good an indicator in actual practical terms, especially not at this point.
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Board: Kidney Disorders 06-22-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Reply from Cora

Hi Daff. I'm glad to hear that the neph helped to calm you. Yes, cutting back on sodium (processed foods as well as the salt shaker) is important. Cutting back (at least a bit) on caffeine and...
Board: Diabetes 06-20-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Morning wipeout

It could be a couple of things. In some people, the dawn phenomenon (rise in bg in the mornings) can occur after you get up. Sometimes eating a small something can help circumvent this.
...
Board: Diabetes 06-20-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By Cora1003
Re: My recent change to Humalog

blurred vision
confusion and difficulty thinking
depression
dizziness or lightheadedness
drowsiness
occasional excessive hunger
slurred speech
unusual tiredness or weakness

All of these...
Board: Diabetes 06-07-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Need Help ASAP

I don't take the dpn any more as my peripheral neuropathy is pretty much gone (slight imbalance due to loss of vibration sense, but no pain). And I'm kind of sick of taking pills (taking all sorts of...
Board: Diabetes 06-07-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Need Help ASAP

I'm so sorry this is going on. On a side note, your 6 year "honeymoon" is about average for adult onset T1. It's just a great thing that you were properly diagnosed.

Now, on to your pain. First...
Board: Kidney Disorders 06-02-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Cora1003
Re: What is wrong with my kidneys???

At this point, those are pretty much normal #s. My creatinine was about 10 or 11 when I finally went on dialysis. And my BUN in the 30s or 40s I think. And with a lot of dietary restrictions, I could...
Board: Kidney Disorders 06-02-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Cora1003
Re: What is wrong with my kidneys???

As I said in another post, don't read too much into an eGFR. it's notoriously unreliable and inaccurate especially if you are a small woman or a very muscular man.

You did the right thing by...
Board: Kidney Disorders 06-01-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Reply from Cora

One other thing to keep in mind, eGFR (the "e" stands for estimated) and kidney function in general will decline with age. Now yes, there does appear to be some damage, but with careful management...
Board: Kidney Disorders 06-01-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Shocked to see my lab results

Try not to worry about the "stages" too much. They really aren't that indicative of where you are on the spectrum and how each persons body deals with things varies a great deal. Yes, you obviously...
Board: Kidney Disorders 06-01-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Cora1003
Re: low efgr from exercise?

Sorry for the delay in responding. Don't read too much into the eGFR calculation. It makes a lot of assumptions and especially if you are either heavily muscled, or at the other end of the spectrum,...
Board: Diabetes 05-26-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Blood Glucose

The important question too, is how high are your levels 2 hours after meals. Often the fasting is the last to go. Post meal (2 hours) you should be below 140 or 120 depending on how strict you want...
Board: Diabetes 04-29-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Sugar

I answered this in the other thread, but the bottom line is that sugar is sugar, is sugar. Eat more and your blood sugar will go up. No matter what you eat it with.
Board: Diabetes 04-29-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Type 2 Insulin
Views: 364
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Insulin

Sugar is not absorbed through the pancreas. It is absorbed in a variety of areas (including in your mouth). The pancreas produces insulin in response to the presence of excess sugar in the...
Board: Diabetes 04-27-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Which meter should I rely on

First off, industry standard is that the meter needs to be within 20% of "actual" value. So if your "real" reading is 110, the acceptable range is 88 to 132. So the difference you are seeing is...
Board: Diabetes 04-22-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Blood glucose monitor

Hi Lemonpledge. Obviously, I'm not a doc, but here's what I think. Your bgs in the 200s are definitely not normal. The unfortunate truth is that oftentimes gestational diabetes will end up being full...
Board: Kidney Disorders 04-16-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Need Answers

I'm really sorry to hear that. Your kidney function looks ok (slightly elevated creatinine, but not too bad). I wish I could help more.
Board: Kidney Disorders 04-16-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Need Answers

Do you have or have you been diagnosed with diabetes? The symptoms could be high glucose or DKA (especially with the potassium being off in the second lab and the weight loss). That could cause the...
Board: Diabetes 03-24-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Cora1003
Re: desperately seeking answers

Hi Daisygirl. Here's a couple of thoughts for you. First of all, most shakes are very high in carbohydrates (which turn to sugar), so it's no wonder your glucose is high afterwards.

Why do you...
Board: Diabetes 03-24-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By Cora1003
Re: High Blood Sugar and Health Issues. Should I be concerned?

Since you said they are random, to me (not a doc) they appear perfectly normal. A 120 fasting would be considered ever so slightly elevated, but as a random #, it's perfectly acceptable. Are these #s...
Board: Diabetes 03-01-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Dairy and Insulin Levels

Both the cereal (especially) and the milk contain carbs. And carbs increase your blood sugar. Sorry, but it's really that simple. Read the labels before consuming in quantity.
Board: Diabetes 02-21-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Endocrinologist suspect

You're going to have to take the bull by the horns (so to speak). Have you led the discussion and talked about diet and exercise? I'm sorry to say that sometimes endos get burned out too (just like...
Board: Diabetes 02-21-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Cora1003
Re: insulin injections fatigue

Are you type 1 or type 2? Ever had any antibody testing? If you are type 1 (it can be adult onset as well as juvenile) then you cannot get off insulin. Sorry I can't be more help. Some people are...
Board: Kidney Disorders 02-19-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Star Fruit induced Creatinine levels?

Have you ever had your creatinine measured before? It is possible to have ideopathic kidney disease (of no known cause) and it is possible for quite an amount of damage to occur in these cases with...
Board: Kidney Disorders 02-08-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By Cora1003
Re: What in place of ibuprofen?

You need to talk to your nephrologist. Tylenol worked ok for me but I could not take any anti-inflammatories or nsaids. I did sneak the odd when when pain became unbearable, but that was only once or...
Board: Kidney Disorders 02-02-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By Cora1003
Re: march 2014 right neprectomy and now currently

This could be so many things, including nothing. Go see your doctor and then you won't need to worry.
Board: Kidney Disorders 01-27-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Frequency of blood work/doctor visits

It depends on a lot of things. For many years (I had very slow progressing kidney disease) I would see the neph once or twice per year. As things progressed, it became 3 or 4 times per year. Is all...
Board: Kidney Disorders 01-15-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Chronic Kidney Disease

Depending on your lab's reference range, the upper end of normal is usually about 1.0 to 1.2. So you are just barely over the top. To put things in perspective for you, with my levels fairly...
Board: Kidney Disorders 01-14-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Some Day in the Future

I did a quick search and from an article from August, there was only a small study (stage 1 trial) and there were 4 severe adverse reactions. I couldn't find any data/results and it "sounds" like an...
Board: Diabetes 01-13-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By Cora1003
Re: How long does it take?

Are you just talking numbers, or are you talking in terms of going from technically being pre-diabetic to full blown diabetes? The bottom line is that on one extreme it may never happen, and at the...
Board: Diabetes 12-23-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By Cora1003
Re: hemoglobin A1C. 12.1

Whew! Not a great a1c (translates as an average glucose of about 300. It's not a good idea to do strenuous exercise when above 250 (according to Joslin), but just getting moving by going for a walk...
Board: Kidney Disorders 12-10-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Low Potassium - Dr. Can't Figure Out Why!

My first thought would be to check your diet for potassium and see where you can add. Tomatoes and citrus (like oranges and grapefruits) are very high. Many things with a lot of fiber also have a...
Board: Diabetes 11-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Diabetes type 2 - novo pen - weight gain

There are a variety of reasons why you MAY gain weight when starting insulin. Here is what I have heard happens to many people. You are put on insulin because your glucose levels are high. As a side...
Board: Kidney Disorders 10-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By Cora1003
Re: white stuff in kidney

I'm afraid you'll have to get the report and talk to the doc or radiologist. "White stuff" on the screen could be anything from dense to normal tissue or fluid. It takes an expert to read these...
Board: Kidney Disorders 10-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Kidney not happy

You need to be talking to the transplant center about this. I don't know what donor's lab levels should be.
Board: Diabetes 09-29-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,646
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Adjusting to lower blood sugar levels

It's perfectly normal. It's a false low, and it's very important not to feed it. Have some nuts or some protein, or something that won't raise your bg. The good news is that the feeling goes away in...
Board: Kidney Disorders 09-25-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By Cora1003
Re: inherited polycistic kidney disease and I AM SCARE AND CONFUSED

Whew! So much to talk about. First off, was it a nephrologist that gave you the prediction of dialysis? or a family doc?

I'm going to tell you something very important as I have survived the...
Board: Diabetes 09-21-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Conversion from mg/dL to mmol/L

The conversion factor is 18. So 5.5 mmol is 99 (multiply the mmol) and 140 mg converts to 7.8 mmol (divide by 18). If you don't have a calculator and want to ball park it, use 20 as a conversion...
Board: Kidney Disorders 08-26-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,340
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Pranayam

Typically, any form of exercise is good. But for all changes to your lifestyle, you really should check with your nephrologist to help you make a decision based on your current health situation.
Board: Kidney Disorders 08-22-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,057
Posted By Cora1003
Re: 15% Kidney Function Prognosis

I'm sorry that you are all in this position. Things can vary tremendously from person to person. Have you or a family member been in the nephrologists office with him? Sometimes there is perceived...
Board: Diabetes 07-12-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Frustrated! Have I crossed over from pre diabetes?

I have to agree. A non-d does not go up to 200. There are several ways to diagnose diabetes. Yes, the a1c is one test, but 2 high random bgs or 2 fastings over 125 will yield the same diagnosis.
...
Board: Kidney Disorders 07-10-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Need help understanding test results

I agree everything is well within normal limits except the glucose which is a tad low.
Board: Kidney Disorders 07-07-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Cora1003
Re: gfr function on 86 in young male

I hate to put it just this way, but if you go into the ER at your age, with your Dad having had kidney problems in his 50s, and you want your kidneys tested, they are actually going to probably...
Board: Kidney Disorders 07-07-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Cora1003
Re: gfr function on 86 in young male

If you don't mind my asking, do you have other underlying conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure that may affect your kidneys? Do you have a family history of something like PKD? If not, I...
Board: Kidney Disorders 07-07-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Cora1003
Re: gfr function on 86 in young male

Most labs consider anything above 60 to be "normal". If you were a bit dehydrated before the labs, this could be due to the drop (which is negligible). Also, don't forget it is an eGFR and the "e"...
Board: Diabetes 07-07-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By Cora1003
Re: 1 hour or 2 hours after meal

It depends on your diabetes. If you are a type 2, not on insulin, both the 1 and 2 hour markers can be quite relevant. The 1 hour test will tell you how high you will spike with certain types and...
Board: Diabetes 07-07-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By Cora1003
Re: Please help

Did you doc do any bloodwork? That would be the first step. If you want to take a bit of info to your doctor, either find a friend with a glucose meter they are willing to lend you (reimburse them...
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