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    kay0922 posted:
    One more question..Wouldn't you think my Nephroligist would talk to me about Dialysis with a creat of 2.78? It's been hanging in the 2.4-2.7..for several years..It went up to 3.2 at one time but came back down.
    mrscora01 responded:
    Every clinic is different. My nephrologists office sends patients for teaching when they reach 3.5. There is a 2 half day program that teaches about all the modalities and diet and lifestyle issues. Given where your creatinine is right now, it's probably too early as it will most likely be many years before you require dialysis and if you get teaching now, it will probably be out of date by then.

    While I delayed too long, my creatinine was about 10 before I went on dialysis.

    kay0922 replied to mrscora01's response:
    Do you mind if i ask you how old you were when you had your transplant? Karen
    mrscora01 replied to kay0922's response:
    I had just turned 39 when I got my new kidney. I had started with protein in my urine when I was 14 and started noticing higher creatinine when I was about 29 or so and went on dialysis when I was 38.

    kay0922 replied to mrscora01's response:
    You must have been really young in 66 to have Type 1 diabetes..
    mrscora01 replied to kay0922's response:
    I was a bit over 2 years old. In a way, I think that was easier than getting at an older age like 10 or in my teens. I never knew any different.

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