I just has my 6 month check up and my creatin levels were up to 1.6. I am very concerned. My mother had a type of kidney disease. This was more of a disease that concered the blood flow to the kidneys rather than the kidney itself. However my sister has lost both her kidney's to renal failure. He has a transplanted unit for the past 3 years. I have a type 2 diabetes. It seems to be under control. My A1c is very good. My blood sugar is always under 100. My cholesterol (bad and good) are very good numbers. I had a mini gastric bypass in 2003. I did very well with that procedure and lost about 100 pounds. I have kept that weight off.
SHOULD I START TO WORRY that I too am going to lose my kidneys. I am 59 years old.
Rising creatinine levels can be indicative of worsening kidney function - especially in the setting of diabetes. Obtaining urine tests can be done to look at the 24-hr urine creatinine and protein. Imaging the kidneys could also be done to exclude anatomic abnormalities.
These options can be discussed with your personal physician. I would also consider a consultation with a nephrologist (kidney specialist).
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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