I had a visit with my doctor on Friday. It was a follow up after having been diagnosed with diabetes three weeks ago. Among other things we talked about kidney disease. The two leading contributors to kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure. As a precautionary measure he has given me a prescription for a medication that is generally given to diabetics to help ward off kidney problems.
This came as bit of a shock. I already knew that those who suffer from kidney failure are generally diabetic, but I had not viewed this as a problem that I might experience. Given my vocation in life, I know a bit about a renal diet which those with kidney problems must follow. It is a very restrictive diet. Way more restrictive than a diabetic diet. This is not exactly something that I want to experience.