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Aches and Pains from 2006

  1. My daughter with type 1 has headaches. What causes them? What can she do to reduce their frequency? (21 Dec 2006)
  2. Since his diagnosis with type 1 less than a year ago, my son is less limber. Is this because of his diabetes? Is he at greater risk to develop tendonitis? (20 Dec 2006)
  3. I have been having recurring leg cramps in my legs and feet for the past six months. Can this be related to my diabetes? (19 Dec 2006)
  4. Are headaches common for the newly diagnosed? At what point does one find a steady dose of insulin? How do you count the carbohydrates in Dreamfields pasta? (13 Dec 2006)
  5. Is severe abdominal pain associated with diabetes? (10 Dec 2006)
  6. Does it take longer for a diabetic to heal from muscle pulls or tendonitis? (8 Nov 2006)
  7. My daughter always complains that her stomach hurts and itches all over her body. Is it related to her insulin? (24 Oct 2006)
  8. My teen daughter, an athlete, has leg cramps and dry skin. She had an enlarged thyroid, but other tests were negative. What else should we look for? (17 Oct 2006)
  9. My patient with type 2 diabetes has bursitis. Nothing seems to help with the pain. What do you recommend? (5 Oct 2006)
  10. My daughter has had abdominal pain for five years and now feels pins and needled in her extremities. Might she have autonomic neuropathy? What tests should she have? (29 Sep 2006)
  11. Since his diagnosis in 2003, my young son has been complaining about leg and stomach pains. Are these related to his diabetes? (23 Sep 2006)
  12. I have a broken metatarsal in my right foot. My calf muscle is extremely painful and my blood sugars are spiking. Could this be a blood clot? (7 Sep 2006)
  13. My teen son feels ill most of the time. Our family doctor checked him and ran tests, but nothing was conclusive. Is this normal for someone with type 1 diabetes? (4 Sep 2006)
  14. I've had diabetes for 29 years. Recently, my feet and lower legs have been swelling a lot. I am very uncomfortable What do you suggest? (26 Aug 2006)
  15. My daughter has been having a burning sensation in her upper body, loss of appetite, and weakness. What do you think this could be? (23 Aug 2006)
  16. My daughter has had disabling belly pain around her navel. It is not related to high blood sugars and ketones. Is there a link between the pain and diabetes? (13 Jul 2006)
  17. Are you aware of any connection between migraines and diabetes? (17 Jun 2006)
  18. After 41 years with diabetes, I have numbness in the sides of my thighs. What kind of test do I need to confirm it is neuropathy? (6 Jun 2006)
  19. Since his diagnosis with type 1 seven years ago, my son has complained of stomach pain. All tests have been negative. What could this be? (4 Jun 2006)
  20. Since coming here, my brother has been ill. We got new insulin since headaches often come after his breakfast injection. What could be causing them? (26 May 2006)
  21. My daughter has been complaining of stomach pain in the morning. Her blood sugars are usually normal. What could this be? (20 Apr 2006)
  22. Diagnosed in December, my daughter's been able to go without insulin for two months. Is this common? What would cause the rash and joint pain she's had? (11 Apr 2006)
  23. For hypoglycemia, my daughter eats small meals, five times a day. She still has headaches, stomach aches, and fatigue. Do you have any advice? (31 Mar 2006)
  24. After 16 years with type 1, I have neuropathy, for which I take Neurontin at bedtime. Since my feet are still hurting, can I take it during the daytime? (24 Jan 2006)
  25. Since her diagnosis, my daughter has had nausea, chest pain, and a constant low fever, thus high blood sugars. What could be causing these symptoms? (21 Jan 2006)
  26. I have type 1. I have painful cracks at the corners of my mouth for which I take vitamins. Is there anything else for which I need to check? (13 Jan 2006)
  27. Is laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy painful or uncomfortable? (11 Jan 2006)
  28. Twice, I have awakened with sore calf muscles and a shredded and bruised tongue. What do you think is happening? (5 Jan 2006)
  29. I'm 21 and have had type 1 for about 11 years. I've had carpal tunnel syndrome for two years. Is this connected to my diabetes? (4 Jan 2006)

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