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Will You Struggle With High Blood Sugar After Kidney Transplant

2015-02-12 03:14

Will You Struggle With High Blood Sugar After Kidney Transplantpeople wonder about how they struggle with high blood sugar after kidney transplant. Please read through the article and get the answer.

Diabetes and drugs given to keep the transplant working

It is quite common for kidney transplant patients to struggle with high blood sugar. Even those without diabetes can develop diabetes after transplant because of the medications. Sounds like they need to adjust his medications. Anytime his sugars go over 250 please make him drink a lot of water. Otherwise, his body will start to dehydrate itself to flush out the excessive sugar. Protect the new kidney. I know walking sucks cause of the pain but he walks as much as he can to help control those sugar levels.

Some people will develop steroid induced diabetes. It was really bad after transplant. It got better once medications went down but never went away. It is the medicines that cause high blood sugar. You should keep a close eye on them.

Diabetes before a transplant

If you have diabetes before a transplant, when you are on dialysis, it is very unusual for the diabetes to go away. Indeed, it often get harder to control.

Diabetes is common

People are more likely to have diabetes. As many as 30% of people who are elderly and overweight have diabetes, even though this is often mild. Therefore, someone could have diabetes, even though it is not caused by kidney transplant.

Diabetes and ethnic origin

People have a higher risk of developing diabetes after a kidney transplant if they are of black or south Asian ethnic origin, or have family history of diabetes.

Diabetes can lead to thirst, frequent urination and infection such as thrush. If you have any of these symptoms after a kidney transplant, you should as your doctor to check for diabetes.

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