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Does anyone with diabetes get a lot of kidney stones? I think I have another one. I have two this past year. I read theat type 2's are more likely to get them.
 

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Are you being treated for these? I passed a couple kidney stones several years ago, and once they were analyzed, my doctor put me on meds & I haven't had any since.

This was long before my diabetes diagnosis, and I haven't had any trouble since diagnosis.
 

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I had two that were calcium. I thought I was getting one, but I think it was something else,cause the pain went away. Thanks.
 

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I have chronic kidney stones. Sometimes I manage to go an entire month without one, but usually not. I had never had one until i got extremely dehydrated a couple of years ago and got the first one, after that they are a very common thing. I try to stay ahead of them by drinking mass quantities of water (about a gallon a day) and staying away from dark colored drinks. It helps a little. For some strange reason if I sit in a hard chair for more than an hour or so I can can always feel one getting cranked up. So far only ended up in the ER once, and that was because I couldn't quit vomiting because of the pain. Urologist just said to stay hydrated and stay away from dark colored drinks. I also take cranberry pills, not really sure if it helps, but they are cheap and it can't hurt to try.
 

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Funny they don't try to treat it . . . as soon as I got one they could analyze (it was calcium too), they put me on a diuretic to keep the kidneys flushed out & prevent crystallization from occurring. All I take for it is HCTZ 25mg, but it works!
 

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I have chronic kidney stones. Sometimes I manage to go an entire month without one, but usually not. I had never had one until i got extremely dehydrated a couple of years ago and got the first one, after that they are a very common thing. I try to stay ahead of them by drinking mass quantities of water (about a gallon a day) and staying away from dark colored drinks. It helps a little. For some strange reason if I sit in a hard chair for more than an hour or so I can can always feel one getting cranked up. So far only ended up in the ER once, and that was because I couldn't quit vomiting because of the pain. Urologist just said to stay hydrated and stay away from dark colored drinks. I also take cranberry pills, not really sure if it helps, but they are cheap and it can't hurt to try.
I also take cranberry pills. I googled cranberry supplements and they can cause oxalate stones. Knock on wood, I hope I never have to feel that pain!
 
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