Hi. I'm Nancy. I'm 61. I've had Type 1 Diabetes for 47 years, Coronary Heart Disease for two years, and was just diagnosed with Kidney Disease, Stage 2. My endocrinologist who diagnosed me told me virtually nothing, gave me a couple of hard-to-understand handouts and shoved me out the door. (I'm getting a referral for a new endocrinologist.). I then went to my primary doc who explained things to me a bit better. She said I don't need to see a nephrologist or a nutritionist at this point. She told me to keep my A1C and BP low. Right now I'm at A1C of 6.3 and BP around 118/62. I walk or elliptical about 5 days a week for about 30-45 minutes. Doc said only to watch the amount of protein I eat at one time, but otherwise gave me no other guidelines, even though I asked about seeing a nutritionist and a kidney specialist. I've been doing a lot of reading, which led me here! I am feeling unsettled and don't know if I should demand to see a kidney specialist or if this is normal at this stage. Any advice? Thanks so much.
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