Post Edited (Beth75) : 4/9/2008 11:39:44 AM (GMT-6)
I have recently been diagnosed with this, confirmed through biopsy.
For lack of better words it sucks. I also have type 1 diabetes and the renal doctors want to treat with only prednisolone. I had microalbuminuria earlier in the year, mid year a repeat overnight collection showed just under 3g protein and recent (August) 24hr collection was 4g/day. My kidney function is SLIGHTLY decreased and have messangial (sp?) deposits of IgM, C3, and C1Q. Legs swell up at the end of the day as does stomach (more than normal)
I'm trying to decide whether I want to treat this or not. I'm VERY resistant to the idea of steroids, mg blood glucose numbers have already been running high and steroids are just going to see me running 20+ (400) all the time.
Good luck and hugs.