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Aches and Pains from 2005

  1. After 18 years with type 1, I have muscle pain when my blood sugar is elevated. What could be causing it? Could my current insulin resistance be a contributing factor? (19 Dec 2005)
  2. Since having a viral illness and switching insulins, I have had strange nerve sensations in my feet and nausea. What do you think is going on? (15 Dec 2005)
  3. My teen son has type 1 and a thyroid disorder. He has migraines. Three doctors ran tests and cannot eliminate them. Are they diabetes related? (26 Nov 2005)
  4. Recently diagnosed, my son had a headache with a low blood sugar. Can he take Tylenol or Motrin? (12 Nov 2005)
  5. My son has been complaining of stomachaches, a sore throat and severe hiccups after eating. Could these be related to his type 1 diabetes? (9 Nov 2005)
  6. Is there a relationship between compartment syndrome and diabetes? Is nerve pain associated with this? (5 Nov 2005)
  7. My son has been having mild to severe stomachaches for months. His blood sugars range from normal to quite high. Why is he having this pain? (3 Nov 2005)
  8. My teen son sometimes gets severe hamstring cramps following exercise. Are they related to his type 1 diabetes? We suspect they are from dehydration. (2 Nov 2005)
  9. My daughter has been complaining of breathing problems and stomach pain. She has ketones and elevated blood sugars. Are these problems normal? (17 Oct 2005)
  10. My son is experiencing headaches in the afternoon. He has not had ketones. Are the headaches diabetes related? (22 Sep 2005)
  11. My daughter has been having pounding headaches and low blood sugars. What should I do? (25 Aug 2005)
  12. My daughter has been having joint swelling and pain in the ankle and knee. Could the swelling be related to her diabetes? (18 Aug 2005)
  13. Born with nesidioblastosis, my friend had her pancreas removed as an infant. She has recurrent stomach pain. What do you know about this problem? (18 Jul 2005)
  14. My 16 year old experiences pain each time he changes his pump site. How can we ease the pain? (30 Apr 2005)
  15. Can type 2 diabetes casue a pinched nerve? (22 Apr 2005)
  16. My son has painful red-like blisters on his feet. What do I do? (17 Apr 2005)
  17. My friend has type 2 and takes insulin. She is having terrible muscle spasms. Can they be caused by the diabetes or insulin? (15 Apr 2005)
  18. My daughter often has an unusual burning feeling on the outer portion of her ears. It is painful, but the feeling doesn't last long. Is it related to her diabetes? (15 Apr 2005)
  19. Should I talk to my regular doctor about a pain in my right heel? Or, should I see an endocrinologist? (5 Apr 2005)
  20. My daughter has been suffering from migraines for a while. Are they related to her diabetes? (18 Mar 2005)
  21. My four year old has type 1 and often complains about pain in her legs. Is there any way to know if these are just growing pains? (7 Mar 2005)
  22. I have had epidural steroid shots for pain. I have increased my NPH, but I am still having high fasting blood sugars. Is it safe to take more insulin? (6 Mar 2005)
  23. Since my diagnosis 12 years ago, I have had diarrhea and then pain near my kidneys. The gastroenterologist says it is neuropathy, which the diabetic specialist says it cannot be. What do you think? (5 Mar 2005)
  24. My son has been complaining of stomachaches halfway through meals. What can cause this? (2 Mar 2005)
  25. Since going on insulin six months ago, my sister has had many high blood sugars. What are the effects of them? Are there any ill effects of too much insulin? (21 Feb 2005)
  26. I have had pain in my groin and front thigh area for a month. Could it be caused by the diabetes medications I take? I take metformin, Avandia, and Amaryl? (20 Feb 2005)
  27. I've had diabetes for six years. Every time I do a shot or a pump site, the skin turns purple and hurts. What should I do? (19 Feb 2005)
  28. I skip shots to control my weight. I am in pain, tired, sad, and feel controlled by food and diabetes. What should I do before my appointment in March? (16 Feb 2005)
  29. Since getting an insulin pump, I have had frequent headaches, not associated with either highs or lows. Do you have any ideas as to their cause? (16 Feb 2005)
  30. Do people with type 1 diabetes have a higher risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis? (30 Jan 2005)
  31. Is it possible for chronic pain to cause erratic glucose levels? (28 Jan 2005)
  32. My 16 year old has had diabetes for 15 years. She has intense tingling and pain in her feet and legs. Could this be some form of neuropathy? (17 Jan 2005)
  33. My doctor wants to send me to physical therapy for a frozen shoulder. Does therapy always work or will my shoulder get better on its own? (12 Jan 2005)
  34. Why would I have pain in the kidney area, if I have an ulcer, as my doctor suspects? The pain appears when my blood sugar is high. (11 Jan 2005)
  35. My feet feel like they are burning. Why is this? What can I do about it? (9 Jan 2005)
  36. During an ER visit for abdominal pain, my daughter had an enlarged kidney and was full of stool. Can this cause or lead to kidney failure? (4 Jan 2005)

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