Patients Diabetes (Type 2)
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 22/06/2017 15:39
In this discussion you can share your experience with diabetic nephropathy (a diabetes complication which affects kidneys).
How does it affect your everyday life? How do you manage the disease?
What are the most difficult things you have to cope with?
Beginning of the discussion - 29/06/2017Living with Diabetic nephropathy https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/diabetes-type-2/diabetic-nephropathy/living-with-diabetic-nephropathy-1818
Posted on 29/06/2017 12:11
Nothing special, just diet and exercise, and drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration. What does everybody else do?
Posted on 07/07/2017 17:01
Hello, I've been living with diabetic nephropathy for 6 years. If it is diagnosed in early stages, you can live quite well with it, provided you take the meds and take care of your diabetes.
Posted on 10/07/2017 13:52
I have NP has I call it for a few years, now my thumbs and index fingers are now numb. Doc just up my Duloxetine to 60mg in morning and 60mg at night which is the top dose I can have.. I have trouble with using a knife, picking heavy items up, holding a mug,. I have not seen a consultant for 3 just been going to the doctors, it seems I fell below the radar. Got an appointment in August. Just wondering if I can do anything else to cope with it. ? ?
Posted on 13/07/2017 09:30
Hi, I have neuropathy and just get given Duloxetine by gp. I asked if I should see a neurologist and gp said they would not treat me any differently.. I have been told I might go to pain
management. I have read on Facebook that going gluten free helps but not sure. Just wondered if anyone here has tried this.
Posted on 27/07/2017 13:25
Hi, I get toes, madly irritating at night, I take Gabapentin 2, day + 2 at night, water helps. avoid sugar like the plague, drop starchy foods as much as possible.
Hope my suggestions help.
Posted on 02/08/2017 12:19
Hi @Motherbear65, @Tinyface1, @Philwood,
Thank you for your comments.
I'd like to point out that diabetic nephropathy and diabetic neuropathy are completely different things: nephropathy affects kidneys, while neuropathy is a condition that affects nerves.
This discussion is dedicated to the first one.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Posted on 02/08/2017 13:23
Margarita, I mis read the condition, it is indeed Neuropathy that affects my feet.
Posted on 24/08/2017 09:51
The nerves in my legs hurt so much. I have ulcers on my left swollen leg. I take lots of pain tablets but they still hurt. I have had it for 5years. If I fell asleep without taken them the nerves hurt up to my waist down to my toes.
Posted on 28/08/2017 18:55
don't hesitate to talk about nephropathy (kidney problems due to diabetes) and how it affects your daily life.
Did you feel an impact on your nutrition? On your professional life? On your private life? On other aspects of your life? Did you experience “out of the pocket” issues?
How do you manage these impacts? Do you adapt your daily life because of your disease?
Thanks in advance for your contribution!