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Do you have any kidney damage as a result of your diabetes?
No, my kidneys are healthy and I am not concerned about damage.
 
No, my kidneys are healthy, but I am concerned about future damage.
 
Yes, a small amount, but I do not take any medication to treat it.
 
Yes, a small amount, and I take an ACE inhibitor or an ARB drug to help prevent further damage.
 
Yes, enough to require dialysis treatment.
 
Yes, I have in the past, but I have had a kidney transplant.
 
I am not sure.
 

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by Brenda Bell
My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...