Hi everyone -
I've been a TuD user for a couple of years, and have really enjoyed it. I live in a smaller city in AZ and was traveling to Phoenix to see an endo. Last couple of years they kept sticking me with the PA instead of the endo, and we recently got an endo here so I switched to him.
The good news is my new guy is great! Conscientious, eager, and involved. The bad news is he told me today that I have Stage 2 nephropathy, that my eGFR is 81 and should be over 90, so in the beginning stages. Have been Type 1 for 30 years now, and this is my first real complication, so I'm just kind of reeling. Not a shock by any means, but hard to hear that it's really happening. He told me to start really limiting my sodium intake (but how to live without bacon???) and to stay more hydrated. Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself as a new member of this group and see if anyone has any words of wisdom.