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joules
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 9/13/2008 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Not sure if that is the correct spelling.   However, I am a Type 2 diabetic and have just got the results of a urine test.   Apparently the "guide" for albumin in urine is 15 and mine is 325....   This is common with diabetic and is a precursor for major kidney problems -  I have now been put on an ACER inhibitor to protect the kidneys and am to see a kidney specialist (neurophasist or something) as soon as possible.   Just wondering if anyone here has experienced the same problems and how they overcame them - Also just how worried should I be?

LanieG
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   Posted 9/13/2008 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi joules and welcome back!  The only thing I know about this is what you wrote about ACE inhibitors, a class of drugs normally used to control high blood pressure.  Doctors sometimes prescribe them to diabetics to protect the kidneys from damage.  I was on Accupril before being diagnosed as a diabetic and the doctor told me if I hadn't been on it already, she probably would have prescribed it for me as a preventative.  The best doctor to help you is the nephrologist then.  Good luck.  How has your blood sugar been?

Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


joules
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   Posted 9/13/2008 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
wow - that is flattering that you remembered me - thank you. Well since my last post - I have managed to completely give up smoking - I then went on health binge and lost a huge amount of weight and was walking every day and got both sugars and weight under control. Then I fell down some stairs and was totally out of action for few months - almost immediately after that I had to have my thyroid removed due to increased heart palpitations and multinodular goiters - consequently I "slumped" - let my sugars rise and weight gain - just started taking control again - got sugars down from the 11's to the 9's and whammy - now kidney involvement - I guess this is the nature of the beast - incidiously attacking organs. I am going to take my doctors recommendation about aggresively dealing with the diabetes. Get back on track and walk walk walk , drink water, watch what I eat and lose weight - hopefully that will work - I am so tired of all the different pills I am on at the moment - metformin 4 a day - thyroxin - once a day - this new pill - one a day - vitamin d once a day and a baby aspirin once a day - that is more than enough in my opinion....... How is Jeannie - she was so supportive when I was here eighteen months ago - She advised me to go to a quit smoking site which is exactly what I did - and quit and stayed quit right from the get go - so she was right - and I owe her a big thank you - two packs a day to zero .......

LanieG
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   Posted 9/13/2008 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Good grief, you've been hit sideways!  Sorry for your bad luck!  sad   I do remember your aim to quit smoking and I'm glad you did.  That in itself deserves congratulations!  yeah   Jeannie is here and about and I know she'll be here soon.  Around here now, maybe since you were here last, most of us have been low-carbing to control the blood sugar.  This is what keeps my own blood sugar near normal and others who are on meds find that they can sometimes reduce the meds they take (of course with their doctor's approval).  If you haven't read anything from Dr. Bernstein, you might want to look into his two books Diabetes Solution and his diet book with recipes.  Good luck with your nephrologist visit.  Until then, the best you can do is keep your blood sugar tightly controlled and drink water, lots of it, I guess. 
Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/13/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow Joules! You're having waaaaay more fun than most of us are! Since you've been gone I've lost some weight with the "nothing white except cauliflower and cottage cheese" food plan, been able to give up Avandia AND get off of insulin. (Jeannie is bragging and she knows it!) My daily exercise has dropped a bit with my knee injury but I'm hanging in there.

So glad you were able to quit smoking!!! Are you sure it was me who sent you to that site? With my fibro-fogged brain I don't remember but if I did it I'm glad it helped. Hope to see you around more. Lots of new good peeps here with lots of good food and exercise ideas.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


TVEditor
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 481
   Posted 9/22/2008 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello Joules,

I'm still a 2-packer but quitting is just around the corner.

What was the quit smoking site you used?

(I need all the help I can get)

 

Chris

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