Are diabetics doomed to renal failure eventually no matter how well they treat their disease?

Are diabetics doomed to renal failure eventually no matter how well they treat their disease?

My father was first diagnosed with diabetes when he was around 50, with what I can recall he didn't take it too seriously, when he was around 70 he started having kidney problems and by 75 he was in end stage renal failure requiring dialysis 3 hours a day 3 days a week. He ended up passing away in his sleep but my concern is blindness and end stage renal failure and I strive to keep my A1C at around 5.6 if possible. My… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

James, If my kidney disease is diabetes related, and we don't really know, It's probably because I walked around for several years with uncontrolled bg levels. They estimate I' had it for possibly 3-5 years before dx. In the hospital they feed you all kinds if liquids that keep your levels up. I also had a pretty serious surgery at the time that could have played a part.

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

pre-diabetes is a disease recommendations for preventing pre-diabetes from becoming full diabetes lose 7% of weight 30% of energy intake fat (diet) saturated fat 10% of energy intake Fiber intake 15 grams per 1000 kcal and exercise 4 hrs a week and take one teaspoon of tumeric a day the world health organization recommends one hour a day of brisk walking for everyone. read "Diabetes is a choice"

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Looks like you are doing right thing. A majority of people are in pre diabetic stage. Only finds out when some organs failed.

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thanks Christine! X

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Well said Pippa

posted over 2 years ago
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