Patient Comments: Diabetes and Kidney Disease - Symptoms

Question:What kinds of symptoms did you experience with kidney disease?

Comment from: Kim, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 19

My aunt this evening passed out and collapsed to the floor and was diagnosed with diabetic kidney disease stage 4. I feel helpless and in despair!

Comment from: Jerry, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 04

With kidney disease, I urinate a lot and am always thirsty.

Comment from: msslegal, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 08

I have had type 1 diabetes for 22 years. I was diagnosed with kidney failure 18 months ago. The worst symptom I suffer from was dehydration. I must take a water pill to keep the water out of my lungs and my legs. However, the water pills cause dehydration. On average, three times a week, I have to deal with dehydration. It causes me to be so dizzy and weak that I can't stand up. It takes about 4-6 hours and 64 ounces of water to correct.

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