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Which Are Healthier Food Choices For Diabetes?

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on November 23, 2014 at 9:29pm 0 Comments

Happy 'S.H.A.R.I.N.G' Sunday! Today's Kidney Fact: Diabetics have to make healthier food choices to avoid a drop in blood sugar which causes Hyperglycemia. (Test your knowledge and kindly share your answer.)



You Should Eat A Lot Of This If You Have Diabetes:



A) Natural Sugar

B) Added Sugar

C) Fiber

D) Processed foods



Note: The correct answer will be provided…

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Have You Come Up With A Transplant Or Other Medical Idea, Innovation, Or Invention?

Posted by TransplantCafe.com on November 14, 2014 at 6:40pm 6 Comments

Have You Come Up With A Transplant Related

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If you've ever had an 'aha moment' and came up with a new idea for a medical device, but found it too hard to develop and bring to market, or just weren't…

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Near Death Experiences

Posted by William R, Armstrong on November 12, 2014 at 10:05am 1 Comment

To the person asking if anyone had a near death experience during their surgery? Yes i did . my Name is William Armstrong you can email me anytime at dcdancan@aol.com  feel free to ask me anything.

Wow it has been TOO long!

Posted by Heather Hazlett on November 11, 2014 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

Hello Everyone,

Have no idea if anyone even remembers me or follows my posts on here since I have been absent for sooooo long!  Really not sure where I have been or why I have not posted in so long!  I must say that all is going well as far as my miraculous transplants go!  My cornea transplant still gives me a beautiful view of the world after 9 years and my kidney/pancreas transplant, which turned 7 in July, is still giving me the renewed life I had never dreamed I would…

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Seniors Affected By Diabetes

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on November 9, 2014 at 6:53pm 0 Comments

According to Diabetes.org, As people get older, their risk for Type 2 Diabetes increases. In fact, in the United States about 1in 4 four people over the age of 60 have Diabetes. Nugget: Aging should be a…

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Diabetes Is The Leading Caouse of Kidney Disease

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on November 2, 2014 at 8:53pm 0 Comments

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease.



According to the National Kidney Foundation , this is caused due to high blood glucose is when the body does not make enough insulin. This is a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in your blood in your body. If untreated, this can damage many parts of your body, causing harming the kidneys. Nugget: Healthier…
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Are The Kidneys Apart Of An Anatomic Stystem?

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on October 26, 2014 at 8:41pm 0 Comments

According to Kidney facts.org, the kidneys belong to the urinary system. The urinary system is made of the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder and the urethra.

Is Kidney Cancer Becoming More Common? It's true.

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on October 19, 2014 at 8:59pm 0 Comments


According to Kidney Doctor, the rise is kidney cancer may have a strong correlation to the modern way of living. Meaning, alcohol drinking, being weight challenged, eating lots of red meat and smoking are habits which increase your risks of developing cancer. Nugget: Healthier lifestyle=Prevention.

Success in Jamaica!

Posted by Transplant Links Community on October 17, 2014 at 10:01am 0 Comments

We've just come back from Montego Bay, Jamaica where we spent the week at the Cornwall Regional Hospital making great progress in helping the local medical staff to develop a sustainable kidney transplant programme. At the moment the only option for renal failure patients on the island is a life time of dialysis; until now the idea of a kidney transplant has been out of the question. Jamaica has everything it needs to create a kidney transplant programme - hard working surgeons, hard working…

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Vomiting and Diarrhoea after being exposed to chemicals

Started by Frank Colangelo in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by HDHONEY on Saturday. 1 Reply

Hello AllJust under three years I had a liver transplant due to cirrohossis and Hep C.  I am back at work but seem to experience vomiting and diarrhoea if I have been exposed to chemicals of any sort.  Understanding fertilser and blood and bone for gardens is a no no for me. My medical team cannot give me any answers and I am wondering if anybody has experienced the same symptoms.  The episodes seem to last up to four to five hours at a time and leaves me very fatigued and wash out.  Hoping…Continue

Working after Transplant

Started by Gene Cost in General Discussion & Community Nov 19. 0 Replies

Hello to everyone,My name is Gene and I was transplanted almost 3 years ago. I suffered from liver failure as a result of Hep C. I am 59 years old now. I suffered a torn rotator cuff as a result of my positioning during my transplant and it took some time to recover from that. I did not have any surgery I simply learned to live with it. I also incurred steroid induced diabetes as a result of the transplant and now have a fair amount of neuropathy in my feet. I have found that I fatigue much…Continue

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Problems with pain in chest and weak bones

Started by Margaret Kelly in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Margaret Kelly Oct 20. 2 Replies

Hi everyone I am new here and I am from sunny Scotland in the UK.  I had my Liver Transplant in Dec of 2000 and since then I have been relatively fine healthwise except for a few bouts of pnuemonia and one of scepticemia.  Recently I have been having really bad pains in the right hand side of my rib cage which travels through to my back, I am also awaiting a bone density scan to get to the rout cause of severe joint pains.My question is, is anyone else out there having these problems and what…Continue

Tags: pains, bones/chest, weak

what anxiety meds have you used after transplant ?

Started by Walter s in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Mike Nov 15. 6 Replies

I was curious as to my options. myself I've been on xanex and it worked well but after a while it stopped working ... so I was curious what you guys on this site have used and if it worked well and for how long  ...Continue

Cardiac biopsy - how often?

Started by Parent of B in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Parent of B Sep 25. 2 Replies

Hi,First post folks. I'll begin with quick background: My 15-year old daughter had a heart transplant 6 months ago after having severe dilated cardiomyopathy with left ventricular noncompaction (now known to be a result of a genetic mutation original to her). Anyway, transplant was at the highly acclaimed Columbia/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - to which we moved for waiting for the heart, transplant, and follow-up care. Now, 6 months after transplant, we moved back to our home. Our medical…Continue

Tags: transplant, frequency, heart, protocol, biopsy

Hello, I am new here

Started by Stefan in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by HDHONEY Oct 19. 2 Replies

Hi, My wife had a double lung transplant, 16 years ago this Sunday. At the age of 27, dying from CF, she was gifted life by the transplant team at MGH in Boston, and two non-related living donors. We've been together for 8 years and I play both roles of husband and caregiver.Although her sweet 16 "Lungaversary" is Sunday, on Monday she goes for a major surgery (not pulmonary related). I sure am nervous. I've witnessed her resilience, self efficacy and recovery from multiple pneumonias,…Continue

Surgery after transplant

Started by Jeff Clardy in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community! Sep 17. 0 Replies

I recently injured my hand and now have to have surgery on it to repair it. They are going to be putting me out for the surgery. Now grant it, I, on a regular basis go to my transplant center for different procedures(ie;allomap, biopsies, heart caths, etc) and feel completely at ease in doing so, it has been 4.5 years since my heart transplant, Yet I have found myself with a lot of anxiety going into this surgery, one that they are putting me under, two, it is not at my transplant center but at…Continue

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

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