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Donate Kidney Diabetes
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
20-40%: About 40% of type 1 diabetes patients with kidney disease will develop kidney failure within 20 years without strict blood pressure and glucose control. About 20% of type 2 diabetes patients with kidney disease will develop kidney failure within 20 years, but blood pressure control has seemed to be less effective in completely stopping progression in these patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interesting question: A horseshoe kidney would be created by the material that failed to separate & form two separate ones. You certainly couldn't do so while alive (you would die). I doubt that they could use one as a organ donation at death because of the abnormal blood supply and other hookups. ...Read more
ABO blood type: Although ABO incompatible transplantation is done at a small number of transplant centers in the U.S., the majority of transplant programs will do transplants between ABO compatible donors and recipients. Hence, dialysis patients who are blood type O will have to wait longer for a donor kidney than other blood groups. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May be: From fear from the fact of possible body rejection to the kidney as well as from the meds taken to reduce immune system reactions.. ...Read more
Low blood sugar: Kidney failure affects sugar in different ways 1. If you are on meds for diabetes, these meds are cleared slowly by the kidney, so their effect is longer, so you have the risk of low sugars. 2.Advanced kidney failure reduces appetite , so one can have low sugars if they continue the same dose of meds 3.You can also develop resistance to meds , which requires to adjust the dose. ...Read more
Lab tests: Urine should be checked for protein once a year with a test for microscopic levels of Albumin (often called micro-albumin). Blood should be checked for BUN (blood urea nitrogen) to measure the levels of nitrogen-containing waste levels. Higher levels mean the kidney is not as efficient as it should be. A calculated value called egfr reflects the kidneys' ability to remove waste products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Glycosuria ie sugar in urine points to high blood sugar probably from diabetes. High sugar spills over from the blood into the urine, and does not mean kidney disease .However some persons with diabetes can develop kidney disease or diabetic nephropathy as it is called from having diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Life for an amputee: The patient needs to be evaluated for arterial disease of his heart and brain. Peripheral artery disease (pad) is found system wide, not only in the legs. He should be scheduled for a stress echocardiogram to see if he has ischemic disease of his coronary arteries, if positive, angiography of his coronary vessels needs to be done. He also needs a carotid artery scan to see if he has disease there. ...Read more
Possible...: All life events are a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from inception to eternity. So. good/adequate personal & professional care can modify the existing conditions so to slow down the pace of worsening, which may highly vary. Nonetheless, move on to do those within our control and avoid wasting time & energy to think and worry about those beyond our control. Best ... ...Read more
For 55+ female, how should early/mid stage kidney disorder or kidney stone affect CBC & serum creatinine results ?
Significant numbers.: Renal failure after liver transplantation is common.Subjects with severe kidney impairment (ki) before lt experience further deterioration after lt, & a number of subjects with mild ki also experience further deterioration post lt. Diabetes mellitus should not prevent subjects from undergoing lt, prognosis isno worse & # are cured of dm after lt. 7 - 20+% develop denovo dm after lt. ? > if hepc+ve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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