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How Does Kidney Failure Effect Glucose Levels
I have type 1 diabets, now my blood sugar level is normal...Is there any problem in kidney failure in future?
The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more
If a pt with CHF, kidney failure & sepsis who is nil by mouth has a random glucose that is 5.8 mmol/L & the next day is 3.1 mmol/L, does this matter?
Sepsis- it matters: Criteria for blood glucose levels to "matter", isn't based on just numbers. However, the pt is described having CHF, kidney failure, & sepsis- the pt is unlikely to be clinically improving since 3.1 (about 56 mg/dl) is below the range of normal. Infections will typically cause dysglycemia (hard to control blood sugar levels). When levels return to normal range, it signals clinical improveme ...Read more
No one thing: Long term complications from diabetes depend on a variety of factors. Duration of diabetes and overall control through the years may be most important. However, genetics also plays a role in terms of whether patients get complications. Other health issues also affect whether patients may develop complications, like high blood pressure. Best way to avoid complications is to control diabetes well. ...Read more
Acute kidney failure caused by meds. Stopped meds and got better. Creatin level falling 1.9-1.7-1.6-1.3 at last test. Is this good?
Yes: It appears your renal function is improving with each subsequent test. Many medications are metabolized through the kidneys and have the potential to cause renal issues. It appears your renal problem was diagnosed and treated appropriately and you are on the road to recovery. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?
No: Kidney failure is defined by changes in bun/cr and more correctly GFR (glomerular filtration rate) over time. A normal BUN and cr is reassuring. Usually the phosphorus is high with kidney failure. A low complement (c3) level relates to the immune system and a possible deficiency there. ...Read more
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
The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more
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