Being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes shortly after a lung transplant was difficult. But, working with my doctor helped me create a strategy to make it easier.
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My brother received a liver transplant the day before his 15th birthday but soon needed another.
I recently was diagnosed with a type of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which helps explain why I sometimes didn’t keep up with daily care. By taking ADHD into account, I’m managing my cystic fibrosis better.
After two kidney transplants and one double-lung transplant, I am currently doing dialysis treatments as I wait for my third kidney transplant. Keeping a positive attitude and having friends and colleagues who support me have helped me adjust to life on dialysis.
I underwent liver and kidney transplants in 2021 after a successful lung transplant in 2012. For a number of reasons, the recovery from second transplant was much more difficult.
The antibiotics used to treat nontuberculous mycobacteria made me choose between the risk of hearing loss versus the reward of better lung health.
Being in and out of the hospital and unable to recognize my own body was taking a toll on my mental health. But after my liver transplant, my family stuck by my side and helped renew my positive outlook on life.
Burkholderia cepacia took a toll on me physically, but overcoming the emotional blow was even more difficult.
As someone with cystic fibrosis, Lynch Syndrome, and CF-related diabetes, preparing for a colonoscopy can be a challenge. Fortunately, I've become very well-versed in how colonoscopies work and how to prepare for them over the past 10 years.
Managing your blood sugar if you have cystic fibrosis-related diabetes is difficult, but the glycemic index can help.