Diabetes and low kidney function.

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I recently went to GP surgery as I had symptoms of urinary infection. As well as a urine sample they also took my blood. Urine sample came back clear but blood result was more worrying. My blood sugar is high and it has started to affect my kidney function which is down to 45%. This is what I am most concerned about.

2 year ago I had kidney stones which were removed by PCNL surgery which was successful. I was a complicated and difficult case as I have horseshoe kidneys (they are joined together) which meant access to the stones was a lot more difficult. I really do not want to be having kidney problems again. Apart from drinking plenty of water and trying to reduce my blood sugar level what else can I do?


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    The only things i learned from my experience was that mine was caused by BP and,or statins. Before the next test i also avoided animal protein and guzzled water. The improvement was dramatic . After that they finally agreed to do my hip replacement.

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    Hi Sarah, my kidney function gfr has been going up and down for the last 15 years, one day it was 48, i had another test 3 days later and it wad 62. my sugar levels are normal. I am about to see a kidney specialist, if you are diabetic it will affect your Kidney function. You can take medication that will help your kidneys from getting worse, see your doctor about that. Also don't over drink that could cause kidney failure. Hope things get better for you John.

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