1) My Mother is a type 1 diabetic patient.
2) Both her kidneys are damaged. Though her doctor has asked for a dialysis treatment but for some unstated reasons she refused to take it
3) some details of her ailment....
K- 5.4 mmol/l
serum uric acid- 8.5mg/dl
Free Thyroxine- 1.3 ng/dl
Free Tri iodo Thyronine -1.8 pg/ml
Human Actrapid (before breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Human Insulatard(bed time)
WEPOX 4000 (haemoglobin injections given twice a week)
So plz anyone can giude me on my Mother's Health...
Any more Questions on my Mother's health are most welcomed..
I too have diabetes, unfortunately high blood sugars will take a toll on all of our majort vital organs, kidneys being one of those. After 25 yrs diabetes took a toll on my kidneys. I've been doing dialysis since 2004. Dialysis is not the end of the world, while life without dialysis when kidneys fail, IS the end of the world.
We need our kidneys to live!!!
Maybe your mom will benefit from speaking to a dialysis nurse or other patients who are on dialysis so she can see dialysis is not as bad as you thinks.
Her numbers are elavated, I'd worry about the high potassium level (normal is 3.15-5.1) Potassium helps muscles, the heart being the biggest and most important muscle in our body can stop beating if potassium gets too elevated.
Does she suffer with "gout" often? her uric acid is above normal. Normal levels are 2.6-7.2
Uric acid is a crystal that can attach to any joint in the body, but also to major organs and the latter can be life threatening. You might want to reseach which foods are bad or increase uric acid in the blood and give a list of foods to avoid, to your mom.
if you go to the following sites you will read experiences of people with CKD and are on dialysis.
Has the Dr suggested transplantation? That's another treatment option for renal failure.
Take care and I hope your mom reconsiders her decision.
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