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Diabetes. Had a stroke, paralyzed. On dialysis. Suggest treatments?

My friends husband is a diabetic who recently had a stroke and is paralysed oh his left side, is able to walk, however, his leg could start shaking at any time and he will fall down, and has recently been going through kidney dialysis. He's also a veteran, is on both Medicare and Blue Cross, the problem is she's having a very hard time getting transportation for him for his treatments 3 times a week where whoever it is will go into the house to get him and take him and pick him up from dialysis. Can you help???
Asked On : Mon, 14 Oct 2013
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1. microangiopathy is a common complication of circulatory system in diabetics making them prone to CVA [cardio vascular accidents/stroke].
2. clinical features due to high blood sugar in renal involvement are: hypertension, chronic renal failure: both leading to raised serum creatinine [nephropathy] and calling for dialysis.
3. as mode of transportation is a major hindrance, he can talk with his attending Urologist regarding CAPD [continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis], which is ideal for those people who stay far away from major dialysis unit.

PS: Recurrent peritonitis is a major problem, and is also expensive, please check with your hospital regarding the same.
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