Diabetes and low kidney function.

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I have had Diabetes Type 2 for a few years now.

I recently went to GP surgery as I had symptoms of a urine infection.

As well as producing a urine sample I also had my blood taken.

Urine sample was clear but result of blood was more worrying.

My blood sugar is higher than it should be and it has started to affect my kidney function which is now at 45%.

They have changed one of my tablets and are monitoring me carefully.

The thing that concerns me most is my kidney function.

In 2017 I was diagnosed with kidney stones. Waited all year and eventually had PCNL surgery to remove the stones which was successful. I was a difficult and complicated case as I have horseshoe kidneys (they are joined together) which meant access to the stones was a lot more difficult.

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    Kidney problems are another known consequence of diabetes.

    How high were your BG numbers? Couldn't be too high, if you're still just on tablets?

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    Diabetes is one of the highest risk factors for getting kidney disease. You didn't mention which medication they changed and maybe that medication was the cause of decline in kidney function. There are a lot of medications most actually that are filtered in the kidneys and can cause decrease in function. You are not on insulin? Getting your BS under control is one of the best things you can do to help out your kidneys.

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