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We really need YOUR help tonight!  We have a reader that is dying from kidney failure due to her diabetes.  Her name is Christina and she actually lives 15 minutes away from Pam at Mom Does Reviews.  Without a kidney transplant, she will die.

christinaWhat can YOU do to help?

Please support her by raising awareness for Kidney Donation.  How can you do that?  Be sure to like her community Facebook page and be sure to leave her an encouraging note.  Then tell all your friends and family to like her page as well. Click the ribbon below or HERE to visit her Facebook page.Find out if you can be a living donor for Christina by contacting the hospital she is working with.

Did you know that diabetes is one of the main risk factors for kidney disease? Get the facts about diabetes and pre-diabetes and find out what tests are needed to check for kidney disease, http://bit.ly/1eh6tdS  

Read below to find out more causes of kidney damage.

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Please be sure to visit her page and leave her an encouraging note.  Don’t forget to read about being a living kidney donor.

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Damage to the kidneys: These diseases, conditions and agents may damage the kidneys and lead to acute kidney failure:

  • Blood clots in the veins and arteries in and around the kidneys
  • Cholesterol deposits that block blood flow in the kidneys
  • Glomerulonephritis (gloe-mer-u-loe-nuh-FRY-tis), inflammation of the tiny filters in the kidneys (glomeruli)
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition that results from premature destruction of red blood cells
  • Infection
  • Lupus, an immune system disorder causing glomerulonephritis
  • Medications, such as certain chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics, dyes used during imaging tests and zoledronic acid (Reclast, Zometa), used to treat osteoporosis and high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia)
  • Multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells
  • Scleroderma, a group of rare diseases affecting the skin and connective tissues
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), a rare blood disorder
  • Toxins, such as alcohol, heavy metals and cocaine
  • Vasculitis, an inflammation of blood vessels (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-failure/basics/causes/CON-20024029)

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  1. Jeannie Yeager says:

    My little sister has it was born with bad kidneys. Only has use of one now and it’s not working to well she’s in her upper 20′s now and she has a diet plan and drinking water plan. She loves dr pepper lol she’s a real fighter. Good luck :) prayers

  2. Michelle Damon says:

    I would so give my kidney to my family membes if they ever needed one so I hope more people step up for theres

  3. Erica Barnes says:

    I didn’t know that diabetes could lead to kidney disease.

  4. I was born with bad kidneys and was going to have to have my urine re-routed. I have had kidney problems my whole life.

  5. Diabetes causes kidney problems

  6. Prayers for her and her family!

    I did not know diabetes caused kidney disease.

  7. Diabetes often leads to kidney failure. I really hope she fonds a donor.

  8. That Diabetes causes kidney failure…

  9. Medications have to be carefully watched because improper usage can cause kidney problems

  10. I didn’t know Diabetes and kidney disease were linked

  11. Michelle Smith says:

    Chemo drugs can cause kidney disease. I have to use these drugs because I have Rheumatoid Disease.

  12. PATRICIA BOOTH says:

    They are not as eaasily rejected..

  13. The lupus statement caught my eye… “Lupus, an immune system disorder causing glomerulonephritis”

  14. I didn’t realize that medications could cause kidney problems when not taken correctly.

  15. Denise Privett says:

    It’s a immune system disorder….

  16. Stephanie O'Day says:

    I did not know that diabetes could lead to kidney issues. My grandfather has diabetes and my dad has bad kidneys. I’m starting to wonder if there is a connection now.

  17. Stephanie Colvin says:

    I did not know that diabetes is one of the main risk factors for kidney disease!

  18. Ashley Smith says:

    I learned that high cholesterol can lead to kidney damage and disease. I need to become more healthy.

  19. All the awful damage it can to do your body.