Welcome to the team! We JUST started a new thread where we list the different web sites/books/etc that support kidney disease patients and loved ones. Here is the link: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes sa geboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692R>x45880048 Also, to get a structure for your new life style, go to your START page. Then, click on the "SparkPoints" mini tab at the top of the page. Scroll 3/4 of the way down the page you will see the "Diet Stage Challenges" section. This approach helps you makes changes to your eating and exercise habits in a realistic way rather than trying to do everything all at once.
Claire ******** Those who think they have no time for a healthy lifestyle will sooner or later will have to find time for illness.
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Hi, I am Jill. I've been off and on sparkpeople for over a year now. I was diagnosed back in May 2010 with Polycystic Kidney Disease. It runs in the family, but I guess I never did enough research about it. My dad had it, and he went through 2 kidney transplants in his lifetime along with dialysis. He was 45 when I was born and 70 when he passed away in 2001. My middle brother has it too. I think they knew since he was a child. My oldest brother and I were both tested as children, and it didn't show up. Back in March 2010 I went to my ob/gyn for my annual, and my blood pressure was high, abnormally. I guess I had been lucky I had always been a overweight and never had high blood pressure. Until then. I saw my primary care, told her about my family history, did some ultrasounds, and there they were. Cysts all over my kidneys. I am in the "just found out" stage still and my kidney function is strong at this point and I am on some meds for blood pressure and diuretics.
My brothers is still strong. His son has it. My cousin had it. So did his dad. Didn't find that out until over a year ago when I posted about it on facebook. He just had a transplant and is doing really well.
I am looking to gain information on how to lose weight and eat a healthy renal diet at the same time.
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