Found out today that I need a kidney transplant...
Long story, short version - I've been a Type 1 diabetic since the age of 3, and 35 years of insulin dependent diabetes has finally caught up with me. After some recent lab work, some extremely elevated createnin levels, my kidney Dr informed me today that I need to start dialysis immediately and get on a list for a kidney transplant. There is a positive twist though. When a diabetic gets a kidney transplant, they also do a pancreas transplant, which eliminates the diabetes, making a much more successful kidney transplant.
I will then no longer be an insulin dependent diabetic.
I'm still kind of in shock over the whole revelation. Dialysis is nasty, but I guess we'll see how bad it is when I go get educated about it all tomorrow. The thought of not being diabetic anymore is very surreal.