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Diabetic Kidney Disease – a patient’s experience

The impact of living with Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD) – A patient’s perspective
By Debbie Hicks, Co-Chair – Trend Diabetes and Nurse Consultant

John, a patient with type 2 diabetes who has recently been diagnosed with diabetic kidney disease (DKD) talks to Nurse Consultant Debbie Hicks, Co-Chair of Trend Diabetes about his feelings on learning that he has developed DKD, what he has learned about the condition, and what he is doing to try to prevent its progression.

Introduction and Question 1: Did you know you were at risk of Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD) when you were first diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes?
Introduction and Question 1: Did you know you were at risk of Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD) when you were first diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes?

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Question 2: How has the diagnoses of DKD impacted on your life? How did you feel about the diagnosis?
Question 2: How has the diagnoses of DKD impacted on your life? How did you feel about the diagnosis?

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Question 3: When you were diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, what routine tests did you have to monitor your condition?
Question 3: When you were diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, what routine tests did you have to monitor your condition?

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Question 4: Do you feel you have the tools, support or confidence to manage your DKD. What do you think is missing?
Question 4: Do you feel you have the tools, support or confidence to manage your DKD. What do you think is missing?

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Question 5: Do you wish you had been told of preventative measures of DKD in the early years of your diagnosis?
Question 5: Do you wish you had been told of preventative measures of DKD in the early years of your diagnosis?

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Question 6: Now that you know the situation with your kidney function, what motivates you to manage your condition moving forward?
Question 6: Now that you know the situation with your kidney function, what motivates you to manage your condition moving forward?

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Question 7: How has your kidney situation impacted how you feel?
Question 7: How has your kidney situation impacted how you feel?

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