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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.
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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