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I have just been diagnosed with the early symptoms of diabetic nephropathy. My glucose has been controlled fairly over the years. In other words I usually had AM sugar of about 160 - 190 and A1C of less than 7. Now with my last lab report the creatine was high and the A1C was about a little over 7. Reading on the internet this usually happens in men after about 15 years. (Which is me). The internet Wikipedia article also said "could result in death in 2 or 3 years". Yikes! Anyone have any experience with this? I understand from my doctor there is no treatment other than tight control to slow down the kidney failure. Can anyone fill me in on what to do, what to expect, time frame from start to dialysis, etc?