My daughter was told that she would probably have to start dialysis soon. Her doctor told her that I cannot be a donor for her. I too am diabetic on oral med, and 77yrs old. I do not want to be excluded from helping my daughter. How do I go about being tested, and what can I do?

A diabetic is not a candidate for kidney donation.  Diabetes is the most common cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and as such your risk would exclude you as a candidate for being a kidney donor.  We cannot diminish the health of one person to benefit another and donating a kidney when you have diabetes would diminish your health.

 

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