View Full Version : kidney damage due to Type 1 diabetes...
01-31-2008, 01:35 PM
does anyone know anything about this? My mom just called me this morning to let me know that we are beginning to see that the end is in sight...:( She has had Type 1 (insulin dependent) for the last 50 years. She will be 59 this summer. She's been relatively healthy, except for the last few years-but all that other stuff wasn't major. Now, this week her dr called her to say that her body is showing signs of kidney damage. My mom said that her legs are swollen all the time. :confused: She said that it's not bad now, but that there is nothing she can do to make it better. Of course I immediately thought of raw foods. Most likely she won't be open to the idea and I personally don't have any MAJOR miracles to speak of (except raw has cured my ED).
I don't even understand what she means by kidney damage. Does anyone know anything about this kind of thing?
01-31-2008, 01:54 PM
Since the kidneys are an elimination organ when the body has excess that can't be eliminated by normal means it causes damage to the organs. That's why sugar shows up in the urine of diabetic patients, the kidney's can't handle the excess. And yes, raw can help but if she's not open to it there's not much you can do (and you know the doctors aren't likely to support the idea of nutritional therapy). Praying for you.....
01-31-2008, 10:44 PM
raw is a great method to regain/obtain health, but certainly not the only one available. if it were my mom and she wasn't open to healing through diet, i might just drop her this dvd (sometimes dvds are easier to swallow than books)
Carolyn Myss Why Some People Don't Heal and How They Can
i think we all know that the mind has to be opened to the possibility of healing first before we can make positive steps. none of us would have been open to raw foods if the possibility of optimum health and/or healing was not a part of our mindset. mindset is crucial, more crucial i would argue than whatever path people take towards healing and better health. self talk like "the end is in sight" and "there's nothing she can do to make it better" will not advance the cause of health, regardless of your mom's diet.
02-01-2008, 10:36 AM
One of the first signs is protein in the urine. Standard treatment is an ACE inhibitor. Is your mom on one? I am, at ever increasing doses. I don't know what happens beyond that except eventual dialysis.
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