Easter Can Still Be Sweet For Those With Diabetes. The ultimate goal is to watch your glucose sugar level if you're planning on having chocolates.
Here's options for Diabetics on Easter:
1) Sugar free- family fun activities/…
Today at 0700, 4 years ago I received the gift of Life. It would be mid day tomorrow that I would awake and learn that I was breathing on my own. Inside my chest, two pure young lungs were becoming apart of me and my days ahead. No longer hooked to a machine to keep me breathing I would soon be standing on my own. Inside of me I could feel Tammy joining my life energy and I could feel her love. To everyone have a…Continue
Our Caring 4 Carrie Walk Team, will be walking on Saturday, May 31st, at Turner Field, Atlanta, GA. We've raised over $1,200!
Please consider to order our official Caring 4 Carrie t-shirts. All our proceeds will be donated to the National Kidney Foundation. Our website is: www.booster.com/caring4carrie…Continue
The costs of dialysis and kidney transplant are high, but most kidney patients are able to get some form of insurance. Here's a few options: Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance and Medigap.
Nugget: Where To Start? Your dialysis social worker or transplant coordinator will provide your insurance options for treatment.
Inside the kidney are millions of nephrons. Mainly, kidney diseases assault the nephrons due to which they loss their filtering capacity. When the kidneys lose their ability to filter (cleanse the blood), dangerous toxins accumulate in the bloodstream. Nugget: A symptom is the inability to urinate,
According to The British Kidney Patient Association (BKPA), they suggest that sport and exercise is great for children with kidney disease. Also, to encourage your child to do all the activities their friends do but monitor contact sports if recent kidney surgery.
It's been 3 1/2 years since my first pancreas transplant,1 1/2 since my second pancreas transplant, and I'm currently waiting on my third pancreas transplant. When I look back on the past 3 1/2 years and the struggles I've been through I learned to live my life to the fullest and go for my dream. I'll be graduating with my first degree in college in May being the first in my family to graduate from college and then in December with I'll graduate again with ab BS in Health Promotion. I can…Continue
Started by Andrea Gaskin in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Clare mcgee 12 hours ago. 3 Replies 0 Likes
I had my liver transplant March 2012 and now last month almost 2 yrs after my liver transplant, I'm in kidnwy failure and on dialysis 3x a week. I am currently being evauated for a kidney transplant at MUSC in Charleston, SC. I hate dialysis! I need my life back!Continue
HiI am a renal transplant patient for a long time , I take prograf cellcept and prezolon . Me and husband want to have a baby so much ! But my fsh is high and I was thinking of taking wheatgrass powder but worried about interaction with my immunosuppressive meds , has anyone has any information about taking it or took it and have any information ?Continue
Started by Rob Adams in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community! Mar 10. 0 Replies 0 Likes
Hi all. I'm new here and to the transplant world. I knew it was coming, but it kinda snuck up on me. I have my first appointment next Monday to meet everyone at Emory in Atlanta.I was wondering how many here had a kidney and pancreas transplant. Also, how long was your wait? I've spoken to two others and they had theirs after being on the list for less than a month. Surely that is unusually short. Also, is it odd that I am excited about having a transplant? I'm really not nervous at all. Thanks…Continue
Hi,I am glad I found this site. I hope that I may be of service to others who have received or are about to face this life changing gift. I can even advise care givers to a degree. You'll find me open to any discussion so please feel free to contact me. I got my new liver just over a year ago. I've healed very well and other than Prograf side effects, I'm doing very well. My surgeon even rated me " best in show" or something like that. I consider the minor hair loss, repeated vision…Continue
Started by dante 1971 in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by wendy michelle menard Feb 25. 6 Replies 0 Likes
Hi there - I'm Mike and I'm pre-liver transplant. Diagnosed with Cirrhosis in June of 2013. Currently on two waiting lists - Northwestern Memorial in Chi-town, and Froedtert in Millwaukee. I've been listed for about six months, currently with a MELD of 125. Had one liver offer (the day after listing here in Chicago), which did not pan out. Anyway, seems likes a great site/community.MikeContinue
Started by Faith French in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by HDHONEY Feb 11. 2 Replies 0 Likes
Hi guys, as I'm sure you've guessed, I'm pretty new here. I'm new to the whole idea of transplants in general. Growing up, I knew my mother had HEP C, but I never realized how bad it was. She always seemed fine. Now that I'm older, and so is she, her liver is starting to0 get worse. She has been diagnosed with stage 4 Liver Disease, HEP C, and Cirrhosis. Our blood types match. I am 23 and healthy. Though I keep reading about how I need to be 'big enough' to donate which has me worried. I weigh…Continue
I have been informed by my wife's insurance BCBS FedBlue, that they will no longer cover my Prograf if it is filled by our local pharmacy. FedBlue will force me to use CVS mail order to continue coverage. Has anyone experienced a similar situation? Continue
I think that it is important to send email messages about your health insurance concerns to your governor, congressmen and senators. We all have unique challenges in this area and I think that people in government need to know what they are. I sent this letter to all of the above. Medicaid%20Letter.docxContinue
Started by ray c. in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Bobbiejo Winfrey Jan 27. 1 Reply 0 Likes
Going on 10 years as a kidney pancreas transplantee and wondered if anyone knew of any problems eating brewers yeast or tempe as part of their regular diet. Vegetarian ever since getting gastroparesis, 20 years ago, since meat is so hard to digest, I have remained veggie since my transplanted kidney may has work less digesting meat protein. . Thanks, rContinue
I am back in hospital 3 months after liver transplant with blockage in my bile ducts. Earlier I had had a stent inserted because of the narrowing of the veins. Anyone else had similar issues and what were your outcomes?
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