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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 Carey Potash
Yesterday was pretty horrible. Today is better. So far … Yesterday morning’s Dexcom graph was Mount Kilimanjaro. Today we have a dorsal fin, jutting out of the water at about 200 before descending into a connect-the-dots shark. He appears to be 63 at lunchtime versus three-hundred-something yesterday. Not perfect, but it never is. Charlie’s teacher and the nurse mentioned that he didn’t look like himself yesterday. He had taken too many body blows from diabetes...