Drs Visit - Test Results

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Type II Diabetic
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 11/5/2006 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to the doctor's on Saturday and got my test results back.  Well things seem better then when I was first diagnosed in May of 2006.  My fasting was 304, this time around it was 146, doc increased my metformin because I advised her previously that I was still having morning highs.  Anywho, my liver function results this time around were normal (yay), cholestrol, etc., still alittle high, so she put me on a low dose of Lipitor, my A1c this time around was 6.0, that's right 6.0, the doc said that was excellent for me and that she would like to see me at 5.7, but 6.0 was excellent for me.  WELL the only thing that I am really concerned about is my kidneys.  Apparently, my kidneys are suppose to be working between zero and 17, they are working at 115.9, the doc advised me that at this point this number will not go down, but rather increase or stay the same number, she advised me that as well as I have been doing with controlling my diabetes, etc., that she believes that my number will stay the same.  SO, I look at it as if this is what I am going to die from is kidney failure due to Type 2 diabetes, I'm actually scared and not sure how I should take this news.  When I left the doctors office yesterday morning the whole day I was thinking am I going to just get sick all of a sudden and die where ever I may be?!  Is there a forum that I can talk to people that are having kidney problems/failure?  Any suggestions would help!  Thanks for listening everyone!  It feels good to be able to say how you feel on here without being judged, etc.
 
Thanks again for listening! 

Warren
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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 11/5/2006 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Type II,
 
You should be proud of what you've achieved so far.  The only comment I have for you is that Im going to guess that you should probably be on an ACE inhibitor to protect your kidneys.  Call your Endocrinologist and ask if given your recent kidney function tests if an ACE inhibitor is appropriate!!...
 
scool  Warren

Type II Diabetic
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 11/6/2006 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I was on Norvasc, but was switched to a different blood pressure medicine (forgot the name) and was told because it was an ACE inhibitor.  Although, since I've been exercising and all my blood pressure has been pretty much normal.  122/64 the last time it was check which was at my docs visit this past Saturday.  I didn't ask the doc, but I will when I get a chance to call her, that if my blood pressure is under control why am I still on meds for it?!  Is that a legitimate question?  Well, I am happy about all that I have done since I've been diagnosed, so I guess I just go with the flow and live life to the fullest!  Again, it's great to be apart of this forum!
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