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  • Type 2 diabetics dont have options or choices??

    At my last apt with my nephrologist I was told I am now stage 4.He also told me that I am not a candidate for transplant because I am diabetic.He was not honest with me I feel as I later found out thru a local renal center at hosp that Type 2 diabetics must have a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or less to qualify for transplant or peritoneal dialysis.
    Something about not enough clearance to be effective.Is that the standard guideline or my neph`s opinion?? Has anyone else heard this?? I went into a depression afterwards and felt I had no options or choices in my treatment plan.I tried to discuss it with my neph and somehow offended him and yesterday I received a letter of discharge that he no longer wants to be my doctor and go find someone else! So now I have no kidney doctor or care.I am so bummed.The nearest Davita center is 30-40 mins drive away.How I wish they were closer.

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    "BMI (body mass index) of 30 or less to qualify for transplant or peritoneal dialysis." I believe this is true. But you can lose weight if you are overweight. Start exercising now. If you start dialysis on hemo dialysis you can switch to peritaneal dialysis when you lose the weight. So don't give up hope. I hope everything works out for you.

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      Hi. I'm type 2 as well. My nephrologist said transplant IS an option, but I would have to lose weight to get on the list.She said for now, peritoneal dialysis would not be a viable option because of my weight. I'm currently trying to lose weight and haven't started dialysis yet. I hope you can find a better doctor and that it all works out for you.

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        Originally posted by putter77 View Post
        At my last apt with my nephrologist I was told I am now stage 4.He also told me that I am not a candidate for transplant because I am diabetic.He was not honest with me I feel as I later found out thru a local renal center at hosp that Type 2 diabetics must have a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or less to qualify for transplant or peritoneal dialysis.
        Something about not enough clearance to be effective.Is that the standard guideline or my neph`s opinion?? Has anyone else heard this?? I went into a depression afterwards and felt I had no options or choices in my treatment plan.I tried to discuss it with my neph and somehow offended him and yesterday I received a letter of discharge that he no longer wants to be my doctor and go find someone else! So now I have no kidney doctor or care.I am so bummed.The nearest Davita center is 30-40 mins drive away.How I wish they were closer.

        OMG! What a horrible experience you've had.

        First of all, a doctor should be your ally in this not drop you as soon as you ask questions!

        I have a GFR of 15 which is classified CKD Stage 5 Kidney Failure. You want to know something amazing? I've been OFF DIALYSIS FOR OVER 5 YEARS!!!! I seriously can't say that loud enough because are being put on dialysis at much higher GFR rates.

        I wouldn't be arguing to GET ON dialysis...I would be arguing to STAY OFF IT.

        I recommend:
        1. Seeing a wholistic doctor (or at least a doctor who will work with you) and discuss natural ways to get healthy.
        2. Make those changes and finally live your life!

        As a Holistic Health Coach, I help teach people with kidney disease how to find the best diet for their bodies that reduces the toll on the kidneys and helps them feel better, so they can be fully present in their lives, care for their family, and finally live to their fullest potential without being limited. If you're interested in learning more, please visit my page, https://www.experiencepaleo.com/holistic-health-coach/

        You can do anythiing you set your mind to, you just need the right system, the right support, and the right accountability.

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