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What is good "cure" for kidney problems for a type 1 diabetic for 39 years?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: No real cure

Although there is nothing great at reversing damage, you need to focus on preventing further damage.
Good control of sugars and blood pressure is essential. Medications such as ace inhibitors or arbs are also useful. Drink plenty of water, avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and keep a close eye on your labs.

In brief: No real cure

Although there is nothing great at reversing damage, you need to focus on preventing further damage.
Good control of sugars and blood pressure is essential. Medications such as ace inhibitors or arbs are also useful. Drink plenty of water, avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and keep a close eye on your labs.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Cure is transplant

Prevention of kidney problems includes good blood pressure and diabetes control, and acei.
Unfortunately, once significant damage occurs, chronic kidney disease cannot be fixed- we can only help to slow progression, or replace your kidneys via transplant. And if that were the case, perhaps eval for pancreas-kidney transplant.

In brief: Cure is transplant

Prevention of kidney problems includes good blood pressure and diabetes control, and acei.
Unfortunately, once significant damage occurs, chronic kidney disease cannot be fixed- we can only help to slow progression, or replace your kidneys via transplant. And if that were the case, perhaps eval for pancreas-kidney transplant.
Dr. Jennie Law
Dr. Jennie Law
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: BG control

In people with dm and kidney problems, good control of blood sugar is essential.
Controlling BP to under 120/80 is also key. Finally, especially if your urine contains detectable protein, medications called ace inhibitors (or related arbs) slow progression to renal failure. Discuss with your pcp or endocrinologist- they should be very familiar with this. Existing damage may not be fully reversible.

In brief: BG control

In people with dm and kidney problems, good control of blood sugar is essential.
Controlling BP to under 120/80 is also key. Finally, especially if your urine contains detectable protein, medications called ace inhibitors (or related arbs) slow progression to renal failure. Discuss with your pcp or endocrinologist- they should be very familiar with this. Existing damage may not be fully reversible.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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