I have had high creatine levels for three months and low GFR levels between 41 and 51 for 3 months in a row. Also have had urine testing which is negative. I do not have an appointment with my PCP until January at which time he will explain what to do next. I feel that he’s very unconcerned about these numbers. I am 68, have diabetes, lung disease and an immune deficiency which I do 3 IGg infusions a week. I am quite concerned. Should I be?

You may have early Stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) based on the level of you estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Diabetes is a very common cause of CKD. I suggest that you wait and consult with your primary care physician (PCP). Most PCP’s are very familiar with the management of early Stage 3 CKD and should be able to offer you a specific diagnosis and recommend treatment.

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