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Mon May 27 12:48:20 UTC 2013

What do I do about high sugar readings due to kidney pain? I was otherwise under control until this problem developed.
Asked By: missjane  
Category: Type 2

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Type 2 Diabetic controlled with Metformin and Januvia - previous A1c's 6 or under for several years. Have had kidney pain for 2 weeks, blood and protein in urine. Rural area - will have ultrasound at the end of the week. In the meantime my sugars have soared. Do I not eat for a week? No doctor available on a holiday weekend and ER here is terrible.
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2013-05-29 19:32:03.0


Do not hesitate to discuss your concerns with doctor. Although your blood gluocse remains temporarily high, this issue needs to be addressed. Treatment options to bring blood glucose closer to target range during this phase can be considered. Some doctors will prescribe insulin with recommendations when needed. Good communication is key to good diabetes management.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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2013-11-29 17:50:05.0

Excuse me, but I just got an e-mail notification from dlife about this topic, and I had no idea that the question was asked and answered wrong (the answer should never have been restricted to how to manage the blood glucose) last May. I guess d-life must be malfunctioning. I've never seen signs of intelligent life on the program OR the web site. That of course is why I have only watched the program twice. Honestly!
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2013-11-29 17:45:51.0

I missed pointing out the fact that protein and blood in urine with and without high blood sugar could mean kidney failure, which could kill you if you don't get it treated immediately. So could a kidney infection serious enough to cause all of this. Kidney failure can have a variety of causes. My mother died of this. Don't mess around. Get thee to medical help.
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2013-11-29 17:43:43.0

I'm not sure if one person's post or posts by two people appear here. It is possible that the cause of the pain is causing the high blood sugar. One post specifies high protein but doesn't say how this is known, but blood in urine may point to why the bg is high. I wouldn't mess around. I'd go to an emergency room or urgent care, or see a doctor immediately. You may have an infection. From the information given, esp in the original post, I wouldn't even assume the problem is kidneys. If it IS it may be serious and need care immediately. I would not follow the expert advice to give my doctor a chance to reassure me on my next visit whenever. You don't need reassurance, you need diagnosis and care, and you need it this minute.
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