Hi, everyone. I had my labs done on 4/22/19 and I just got the results online today 4/26/19. As promised to some of my fellow CKDers, I will now put up my lab results after starting a mostly vegan/the rest vegetarian diet modified for CKD.
My last three sets of labs before 4/22/19 showed a worsening GFR with each lab. So I decided to educate myself, eat the proper CKD Diet and lose weight. I started eating healthy on 2/1/19 following Mr. Lee Hull's book Stopping Kidney Disease and exercising (walking or riding a recumbent bike). Here are the latest numbers:
Creatinine 1.37 mg/dL
BUN 13 mg/dL
BUN/Creatinine Ratio 9
GFR 56 mL/min/1.73m2 (Stage 3A!!)
Albumin 4.6 gm/dL
Total Cholesterol 129 mg/dL
A1C 5.1 % of total Hgb
On 12/28/18, my creatinine was 1.66, my BUN was 26, my GFR was 44 (Stage 3B), and my Albumin was 4.2!
So after about 12 weeks of following Mr. Hull's advice, I jumped back to Stage 3A and I am just shy of Stage 2 which starts at 60 mL/min/1.73m2! I also lost thirty pounds! I am a white, 60 year old male (relevant factors for computing GFR). Thank you, Mr. Hull!
I believe everyone can benefit from educating himself or herself, exercising, weight loss (if needed) and eating a proper CKD diet. And please don't dampen my post by stating that this eating plan worked for me and it might not work for everyone else - all of the latest medical research shows that a vegan or vegetarian diet coupled with exercise and weight loss will improve CKD and other morbid conditions as well. Thank you for reading.