How should I take care of myself if I have polycystic kidney disease and am diabetic?

See below. Maintain normal blood sugar levels, and blood presssure control. Other important things are regular exercise, reach ideal weight, and cholesterol control. Talk to your doctor about entering research studies for polycystic kidney disease.
Secondary prevention. Obviously, you have some kidney damage from the polycystic kidney disease, so at this point, your goal is prevention of kidney failure or its progression if already present and complications. Good sugar and blood pressure control are the main two areas to work on. Taking medication that will prevent progression is another avenue.
PKD and diabetes. This is a threatening combination. You can do several things. Drink at least 3-4 quarts of fluid per day. Eat low salt, low protein, low saturated fat diet daily. Avoid caffeine. Avoid sugar and simple carb foods. Control glucose values to less than 140 at all times. Achieve HA1c values of 7.0 or lower. Control BP to less than 130/80. Do not smoke. Maintain ideal body weight.

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Is there a safe supplement I can take for severe shoulder pain? I have polycystic kidney disease and cannot take anti-inflamatory meds nor can I take pain meds due to allergies. My left shoulder pain is severe at night when I lay down preventing me from s

I. I am glad that you have consulted an orthopedist. Options you have include: 1. Physical therapy. This can often be tremendously helpful and can help prevent a "frozen shoulder", which is a complication from severe constant shoulder pain where a patient does not move their arm enough. Even if you don't do pt, do gentle range-of-motion exercises on your own. 2. Lidoderm patch for pain control. 3. Steroid injection into the shoulder; your orthopedist can perform that. 4. Some patients feel that glucosamine/chondroitin are helpful, though this is controversial. I hope that information helps.
Shoulder pain. Find out what the cause of your pain really is. If a cortisone shot can benefit, then you may take such a shot every 4-8 weeks for 3 shots. Otherwise, use tylenol (acetaminophen) and try a salon patch.

I have polycystic kidney disease PKD diagnosed when I was 14 now I'm 34 I don't take any meds just living a healthy lifestyle. Is there any meds?

Meds and PKD. If you have no hypertension or evidence of chronic kidney disease you probably need no medicine now. See a nephrologist to assess your renal function now with a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein to see how good it is now.
Pkd. Adjust diet significantly. Avoid saturated fats. Minimize animal protein to 30 grams per day. Minimize salt. Avoid caffeine. Drink 4 liters of fluid per day. Achieve ideal body weight. Do not smoke. Control blood pressure to 130/80. Avoid trauma. Avoid infection. Soy and omega 3 help daily. Taking ACE inhibitors can help and low dose statin can help. Taking tolvaptan can help but with side effect.

I have polycystic kidney disease. I am not as energetic as I used to be and I am only 31. Can I take geritol? I heard it gives you energy.

CKD. I hope that you are under the care of a nephrologist who is following your renal function. If you are feeling tired, your renal function may be getting worse and you may have anemia. See your doctor and follow his recommendations.
Please see a doctor. There is very little risk in taking Geritol but that depends on your kidney function. Excess of vitamins can be harmful and your vitamin dose and regimen can be tailored to your kidney function.
Polycystic kidney. Be sure to have blood testing done to determine level of kidney function and potassium and calcium and phosphate. Hemoglobin should be checked, too, along with serum iron levels. Geritol is a good vitamin and iron supplement. Blood testing should be done first.

Mydad 50, is suffering from polycystic kidney disease. What is the disease about and are these ay precautions my father has to take.

Consistency. Make healthy decisions: low sodium diet, exercise, no tobacco, and be consistent. Take prescribed medications, control blood pressure, avoid all nsaids, if diabetic manage it well, and like everyone it helps to have a little bit of good luck too. Get a nephrologist (kidney doctor) who will look for ways to slow/prevent loss of kidney function, and if needed prepare for end stage kidney disease.

Thirty four yr old female with polycystic kidney disease. I was told I'm a teeny tiny bit anemic, but I'm always hot, dosage of iron should I take?

120 mg/day. Over the counter iron or multivitamin with iron, containing 60-120 mg would be sufficient. You may consult this site for more information in this topic. Http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_Anemia/hic_oral_iron_supplementation For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex.
Anemia's serious. "A teeny tiny bit anemic" is like being "a little bit pregnant." Anemia is always serious and the cause needs to be found. If it's iron deficiency, and it's due to your monthly loss, take the dose of iron that you can tolerate. I'm more concerned that your kidneys are starting to fail and this is the actual cause of your anemia; iron would not help. Your physician must explain the actual cause.

What kind of food can I eat if I have Polycystic kidney disease and Cyst on the Pancrea? And I previously had a Pancreatitis with a lipase of 16, 000.

Diet is not key. This is a lifetime challenge, but you can eat whatever you like without expecting specific benefits or harms. As your kidneys fail later in life, restrictions will become more important. I hope you will be able to get a transplant.