Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
lost a kidney
avatar
wilson49 posted:
recently lost a kidney/ureter to cancer. sugar levels are moderately changed and i need to know the actual effects i can expect as my body adjusts to life with only one kidney.
Reply
 
avatar
mrscora01 responded:
There really shouldn't be any problems. People donate a kidney and live just fine with only one. You won't be at any more risk of diabetic nephropathy because if it is going to happen, it would have happened with 2 kidneys instead of just the only. Just keep those sugars in check.

It may take a few months for your remaining kidney to compensate for the loss of the other. Most donors take about 6 weeks off from work to recover. But things should return to normal shortly.

Cora
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008


Featuring Experts

Michael Dansinger, MD, is a nationally recognized authority on dietary and lifestyle counseling for weight loss and disease prevention. He is the nutr...More

Helpful Tips

Ideal Blood Sugar
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes-you should talk to your doctor about target blood sugar goals. Here is a general range suggested ... More
Was this Helpful?
119 of 170 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Conquering Diabetes - Michael Dansinger, MD

Dr. Michael Dansinger provides thoughtful tips for those with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes who want to reclaim their health...Read More

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems to the
Food and Drug Administration

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.