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What Can You Eat If You Have Diabetes?

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on August 24, 2014 at 7:03pm 0 Comments

According to WebMD, if you're Diabetic, the goal is to monitor your carbs daily. A person with Diabetes can have snacks if their blood sugar gets low between meals. Also, desserts can be eaten but save for special occasions and have a scoop or thin slice. Sweet tooth? -consider having a piece of fruit

Does 'Race' Matter For Organ Donation- Should This Be A Factor?

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on August 17, 2014 at 7:28pm 0 Comments

According to How Stuff Works, minorities are extremely encouraged to register to become an organ donor. Meaning, organs are matched by factors, including blood and tissue typing, which can vary by race. However, patients are more likely to find matches among donors of their same race or ethnicity.

5th Annivasary

Posted by Peter james goodman on August 15, 2014 at 8:34am 3 Comments

Hello Tx Family!!!!

DON'T HAVE A FAMILY ---TO SHARE MY NEWS...  WELL, IT HAS BEEN 5 YEARS AGO TODAY SINCE MY GIFT OF LIFE.  AS YOU KNOW MY SUSIE HAS BEEN GONE FOR 2 YEARS NOW--7-31-12..She was the only family I had other then all of you. It has been a struggle for all of us but I am convinced God still needs me here.  Love and pray for all of us.  Peace and good journey.  Love Pete~

Kidney Transplants, Health Insurance & Medicare

Posted by Justin Blase on August 13, 2014 at 6:40am 0 Comments

At Insurance Library, we get hundreds of visitors every month that want to learn more about how health insurance and Medicare coverage work when it comes to assisting with the medical costs associated with a kidney transplant.

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How Does Drinking Water Keeps The Kidney(s)?

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on August 10, 2014 at 4:26pm 0 Comments

According to soft school, if someone is dehydrated (not drinking enough water), the kidneys will not make much urine until the person starts drinking again and their blood volume goes up.

 
Nugget: With dialysis patients having to monitor their liquids, prior to making adjustments with your fluid intake- please consult your physician.

Life is short play HARD!

Posted by steve sullivan on August 6, 2014 at 6:10am 0 Comments

Can Diabetes Affect Other Parts Of Your Health?

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on August 3, 2014 at 7:14pm 0 Comments

According to Diabetes Care, Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness, lower-limb amputation, and kidney failure among American adults. Nugget: Exam=Prevention.

Life is short play HARD!

Posted by steve sullivan on August 3, 2014 at 4:22pm 0 Comments

Sometimes we look at life and think we have it all figured out, while others look at life and decide to stop trying to figure it out. Some people know how to laugh, how to cry and overcome obstacles while others do not. No two people react the same way regardless of blood or years known and people hurt everyday, but to the naked eye you would never know.

You have those who just simply can't find their inner happiness and the world around them continues to crumble leaving one…

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Life is short play HARD!

Posted by steve sullivan on July 31, 2014 at 12:37pm 0 Comments

Kidney Fact: A Kidney Transplant Myth- Does Organ Donations Really Work?

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on July 27, 2014 at 6:50pm 0 Comments

According to Donate Life, The success rate for organ transplants is between 80 and 90 percent. To learn more about organ donation, please visit: www.organdonor.gov

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Painful mouth tissues - not just thrush this time

Started by Suzanne Giacherio in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Dawn Chick Aug 21. 5 Replies

  Hello All! I am Suzanne and am medically "well" since the liver transplant in February 2010. I so can relate to the majority of everyone's issues post transplant and most likely medication related side effects. Lately my biggest problem has been my sore mouth tissue - as my dentist call it "dry tissue". This is the absolute worst it has ever been! I have the liquid Nystatin for the thrush but it seems to not be helping at all. Started using coconut oil (since the pulled all my teeth…Continue

Whey Protein Post Transplant

Started by Tai in Food & Nutrition. Last reply by Walter s Jul 13. 1 Reply

I've been working out with weights at the gym.  I asked my clinic if I can take Whey Protein post workout.  They gave me the OK to take it.  But I was just wondering if anybody else on here take Whey Protein post workout and if it changed their medication lvl's (ie. cyclosporine or cellcept). Continue

Dianna's Journey

Started by Dianna Cornell in Kidney / Pancreas Transplants Jul 1. 0 Replies

Hello everyone! I just started a blog last week. I would love for you to come visit. It is filled with short stories, some funny, some not. But I am sure some may relate. Blessing, DiannaContinue

Getting a new kidney....very nervous

Started by Megan Chapman in Kidney / Pancreas Transplants. Last reply by Sam Taylor Jul 3. 1 Reply

Hi everyone my name is Megan and I just wanted to ask and see if anyone has had a transplant lately? What was it like? where you scared? Did it take long for you to recover you know the usual questions when getting ready to have a transplant.  I had my transplant 21 years ago when I was only 1 and a half so I don't remember anything.  Now I will be having another kidney transplant in the near future and I am very nervous about it.  Anyone's story or experience would be Fantastic.  Thank you!!!…Continue

Ayahuasca spiritual ceremony

Started by todd silverman in Spirituality & Transplantation Jun 19. 0 Replies

I'm wondering if anyone has participated in the spiritual ceremony called Ayahuasca?  The ceremony originated in Peru and provides Shamans for the safety of participants and their consumption of an an ancient root concoction.Continue

Ayahuasca spiritual ceremony

Started by todd silverman in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community! Jun 19. 0 Replies

I'm wondering if anyone has participated in the spiritual ceremony called Ayahuasca?  The ceremony originated in Peru and provides Shamans for the safety of participants and their consumption of an an ancient root concoction.Continue

Liverversary

Started by Carolyn Zeigler Adams in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Bobbiejo Winfrey Jun 9. 1 Reply

Monday, June 9th 2014, is my one year Liverversary! I can't believe it's been a year! I am so excited!

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Started by Kenny in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Kenny May 31. 2 Replies

Hi allMy name is Kenny from Aberdeen, Scotland 49 years old and 7 years post transplant all is well been on 1mg tacrolimus and 2000mg cellcept. I just found this site and looks like there's lots of great info here.Continue

high protein in urine

Started by Muhammad Awais yasin in General Discussion & Community May 21. 0 Replies

Hello how are you all. I am 7 years post kidney tx. Last year i had traces of protein in urine but now it has increased to 3g/l and 9grams/day in urine. BP is high 160/110.. Is it heading towards nephrotc syndrome that i had before transplant . creatinine is between 1.3 to  1.5. Doctor has increased prednisilone from 5mg to 60 mg. em also taking neoral (cyclosporin) and Myfortic (prograf). Any body has experiences like that? or any information is appreciated fellows.Thanks Continue

Anyone out there had a Liver Transplant and now need a Kidney due to prograft?

Started by Andrea Gaskin in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Clare mcgee Apr 24. 3 Replies

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

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