Category Archives: dabetes

I’m 66 years old. My Creatinine op is 1.36. My EST GFR is 52. Protein OP total is 9.2 Is this a concern? What are my next steps to correct this? Thank you.

I am unable to make a specific diagnosis of kidney disease based on the information that you present. There are many causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Treatment requires a specific diagnosis and then attempting to delay the progression of … Continue reading

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Good morning sir, I am a Viet Nam veteran with diabetes due to agent orange. Two years ago, I acquired a kidney problem. My physician has pretty much brought it under control. It had returned a year later but we again were able to control it with Prednisone. I have attempted to file a claim with the Veterans Administration for my kidney problem. They refused my claim and told me to find some proof that agent orange can cause this kidney problem. I know that diabetes can cause kidney problems. Would you know of ANY study showing any cause by agent orange with kidney problems? Can you direct me to someone that would be familiar with this issue? I could sure use some assistance. Thank you. I was told that the Louisianna Veterans Administration has a study that shows a correlation between Agent Orange and kidney problems, but I am unable to find this information.

I am unaware of any study linking Agent Orange to kidney disease. The Veterans Administration has studied this issue extensively and has recognized certain illnesses that they can link to exposure to Agent Orange. Diabetes has been linked to exposure … Continue reading

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Dr. I am 66 years old with diabetes. I was told I am in Stage three of KD. But I really don’t know what that stage really means but the doctor keeps telling me that stage three is on the cust side of needing to be put on dialysis but for how long before this happens and what are the factors involved? Thank you.

Stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) means that your estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is between 30 and 59 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared. You can learn more about this classification system by reviewing the information on our … Continue reading

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My spouse has ESRD – has been on dialysis since February. His microalbumin/creatine level is off the charts at 14417.9 and his A1C is 11.2. He has medication controlled high blood pressure and is morbidly obese as well. I’m very concerned how long he’ll be able to live like this…I’ve been trying to search for mortality rates and haven’t been coming up with much

I am unable to provide a prognosis without performing and complete history and physical examination.  His diabetes appears to be markedly out of control and his obesity is certainly going to pose some problems, but it is best to discuss prognosis with … Continue reading

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