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Complications from 2000

  1. Could this the first signs of neuropathy after just one year? (30 Dec 2000)
  2. For the past two years, my mother has been suffering from severe pains in her leg and foot.. Her doctors don't investigate her problem. (27 Dec 2000)
  3. Are the fluctuations in blood sugar causing more damage the kidneys of people with diabetes rather than sustained high blood glucose levels? (21 Dec 2000)
  4. My husband drinks and has multiple complications of diabetes. How can a lay person tell how bad his condition is and what to expect? (21 Dec 2000)
  5. My sister passed away from what the doctors said were long-term effects of diabetes. To my knowledge, she was never "under control". (20 Dec 2000)
  6. My muscles and tendons around my knees get tired and sore the more I stand. Exercise doesn't seem to help. Is this diabetes related? (20 Dec 2000)
  7. My six year old grandson has type 2 diabetes and only one kidney. How much of a normal life will he be able to expect? (14 Dec 2000)
  8. I have been told that children, especially in the early stages of diabetes, do not have gastroparesis. (14 Dec 2000)
  9. I am very concerned about numbness in my left foot. (13 Dec 2000)
  10. I read that research shows the possible importance of C-peptide in preventing long term damage to other organs in the body. Is this the case? (12 Dec 2000)
  11. My 10 year old daughter, who has had diabetes for three years, is complaining of multiple joint pain. What is going on? (8 Dec 2000)
  12. What would happen to her if her kidneys failed completelty? Would a kidney transplant help? (7 Dec 2000)
  13. . Is protein the same as microalbumin? At what point is a child started on ACE inhibitors? Are the side effects the same as for adults? (6 Dec 2000)
  14. I have type 1 diabetes and Charcot Foot. My doctor doesn't believe in any pain medication. Do I have to live the rest of my life with this pain? (6 Dec 2000)
  15. I have had symptoms in my feet and hands. I have been a seeing neurologist for these problems, but he does not have an answer. (5 Dec 2000)
  16. I am afraid my 10 year old will eventually lose her sight if not better controlled. Can the damage being done be corrected? (5 Dec 2000)
  17. Sometimes at night, my four year screams because of pain in the lower right leg which goes away after massaging the muscles. What is this? (4 Dec 2000)
  18. I am looking for information about any connection between type 2 diabetes and loss of hearing. (4 Dec 2000)
  19. My seven year old has type 1. Does this mean that he will live a normal life or will he lose his sight and will his kidneys fail? (3 Dec 2000)
  20. For the past year and a half, my left hand has had a slight tingling to an almost a numb sensation. (3 Dec 2000)
  21. Can there be rapid onset of diabetes complications? Can the same autoimmune response that caused diabetes be creating further complications? (2 Dec 2000)
  22. In a 40 year old woman, can diabetes give a positive hepatitis C result? Can diabetes raise your liver enzymes? (1 Dec 2000)
  23. My 62 year old father-in-law had a stroke which has affected his facial nerve. He has not been able to open his eyes for the last 10 days. (1 Dec 2000)
  24. If I found I had a clot in my retina, can I prevent it from developing further? Can it spread even if my HbA1c is maintained at around 6.5%? (28 Nov 2000)
  25. When someone with type 2 diabetes loses one kidney how will that affect the remaining kidney? (27 Nov 2000)
  26. Could you please give me a complete and comprehensive explanation of gastroparesis? (27 Nov 2000)
  27. I have had type 1 diabetes for 35 years and have recently been diagnosed with cheiroarthropathy. I am seeking information regarding treatment for limited joint mobility. (26 Nov 2000)
  28. My 12 year old daughter as been saying she sees a dot that comes and goes. Is this a symptom of something? For what should I have her checked? (22 Nov 2000)
  29. I am not satisfied with my sex life due to premature ejaculation and no erection afterwards. (21 Nov 2000)
  30. I am trying to collect information about pulmonary edema and diabetes. (19 Nov 2000)
  31. I have several questions that I am very concerned about. I have been worried for many months, and I really hope you can help me answer some of them. (18 Nov 2000)
  32. I am seeing conflicting messages about what type of fabric socks should be made from for people with diabetes. (18 Nov 2000)
  33. I'm starting to get worried about what could happen if I don't get my diabetes under control. (16 Nov 2000)
  34. For the last few days, my son has had blood in his urine, and his pediatrician wants to run more tests on him. What exactly are they concerned with? (16 Nov 2000)
  35. Can sustained hyperglycemia cause or contribute to strokes? What is the relationship between strokes and tight blood glucose control? (15 Nov 2000)
  36. Can you suggest any dietary guidelines to lower microalbumin/blood pressure naturally? (14 Nov 2000)
  37. I would like to know what products are out there to assist a patient with diabetes who is blind and has limited function of both hands. (11 Nov 2000)
  38. My five year old son has a trace of protein in his urine. Should I worry now? What should I do? (10 Nov 2000)
  39. I am trying to collect information about pulmonary edema and diabetes. (9 Nov 2000)
  40. My 10 month old daughter was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I am very concerned about her growth being stunted. (8 Nov 2000)
  41. Why does lipid necrosis occur? Does it have something to do with the type of anti-diabetic drug being injected? (8 Nov 2000)
  42. I have many questions I would like answered before starting my 13 tear old on an ACE inhibitor. (7 Nov 2000)
  43. My mother, who has diabetes, scratches her her whole body until she tears the skin off. Is there something else we should be doing? (6 Nov 2000)
  44. I asked if I should wait to repeat my 24-urine until the UTI clears up and was told that there was no connection between the UTI and elevated protein. (5 Nov 2000)
  45. My 16 year old step-daughter passed away last week with what the doctors say is a very rare complication of diabetes. (3 Nov 2000)
  46. Why is a person with diabetic ketoacidosis more susceptible to fungal infections? (3 Nov 2000)
  47. I just took a 24 hour urine test and received a result of 4.2 mcg/min. (3 Nov 2000)
  48. It appears that I am retaining water. Is this a sign of possible problems with my kidneys, etc.? (2 Nov 2000)
  49. I have developed extreme sensitivity to temperature and a dull but persistent ache. What is it and can anything be done? (2 Nov 2000)
  50. We have just been told she has Mauriac Syndrome and currently some kidney and liver damage. What is the ultimate prognosis? (2 Nov 2000)
  51. How long after a high blood sugar would your body show cramping? Is there a way for me to determine whether or not this is related to his sugars? (1 Nov 2000)
  52. I just had my urine tested for microalbumin, and the result was 14.1 mg/dl. Should I worry about this result ? If so, what can I do to lower it? (1 Nov 2000)
  53. My 18 year old daughter suffered a stroke three months after she started to use birth control pills. What happened? (24 Oct 2000)
  54. My liver is showing deterioration from diabetes. I am looking for something that I might be able to do to correct this. (19 Oct 2000)
  55. My endocrinologist says it's probably diabetic diarrhea. What actually causes it? What I can expect in terms of fixing it? (18 Oct 2000)
  56. . Now, they say that amputation below the knee is a real possibility. Would the use of medicinal maggots be of any use? (18 Oct 2000)
  57. I recently read that said that the hemoglobin A1c test, not whether you have periods of highs and lows, determines the long-term complications. (17 Oct 2000)
  58. The doctor says that my body is insulin resistant, and he has termed my skin problem as Acanthosis Nigricans. Is the diagnosis correct? (15 Oct 2000)
  59. Her left wrist was hurting her months ago, and now it is frozen. No one can give her a diagnosis. Any suggestions? (12 Oct 2000)
  60. I am a 42 year old, type 2, diagnosed about eight years ago, not in control. I occasionally get an abscess that becomes open, drains, and then is okay. (11 Oct 2000)
  61. My nine year old son is growing slowly. Is it possible that he may need a growth hormone? How will this affect his blood sugars? (8 Oct 2000)
  62. I have type 2 diabetes and chronic fungus infections. Is there a connection? (7 Oct 2000)
  63. He needs glasses when he is high, but when he's average, he doesn't. Is there anything, besides tighter control, that can be done? (6 Oct 2000)
  64. The only persistent problem is a discoloration around his right ankle, where it looks like permanent bruising. What could bring this on? (5 Oct 2000)
  65. He now has chronic bowel problems. Is this a spinoff of his diabetes? (3 Oct 2000)
  66. Recently, I woke up, and my left eye was completely red. Is this a sign of retinopathy? (2 Oct 2000)
  67. How does flying affect laser-treated eyes? Are people with laser-treated eyes allowed to fly? (1 Oct 2000)
  68. What is the best way to treat the wound to avoid below knee amputation? What kind of moral support can I offer her as she is totally down? (1 Oct 2000)
  69. How long do you have to have diabetes to get major peripheral neuropathy? (29 Sep 2000)
  70. Our 12 year old son, diagnosed about 15 months ago, is spilling large amounts of protein in his urine. What does this mean for my son? (28 Sep 2000)
  71. I am seeing double in my left eye. I had Bell's palsy on the same side of my face. Is this a form of stroke? (27 Sep 2000)
  72. What steps can I take to minimise further nerve damage? (22 Sep 2000)
  73. I have read that people who have diabetes may be more prone to "frozen shoulder" than people who don't have diabetes. What is this? (22 Sep 2000)
  74. Her doctors said my sister has tendonitis and other problems. How can I motivate her to better regulation? (21 Sep 2000)
  75. I have experienced pain in my shoulder joints, which seems to radiate down my arm. Could you explain, advise re minimizing/treating pain? (21 Sep 2000)
  76. Our two-year old grandson was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and has suffered a stroke severely affecting the right side of his body. (21 Sep 2000)
  77. Is there a relationship between type 1 and malabsorption or something like inadequate production of digestive enzymes? Could there be a relation between a correct digestive process and his actual blood sugars? (20 Sep 2000)
  78. For the last couple of years, she has frequent stomachaches. She has been trying to figure out why this happens and what to do about it. (20 Sep 2000)
  79. I was collecting a urine sample for a 24 hour test and discovered that my urine was brownish in color and extremely cloudy. How alarmed should I be? (18 Sep 2000)
  80. Is this a stiff hand syndrome? Why can't the levels be controlled? (18 Sep 2000)
  81. He was diagnosed with stage one kidney disease a year ago. We don't understand what this means in terms of life expectancy and quality of life. (16 Sep 2000)
  82. He has developed a fine rash that comes and goes and the doctors are not sure what this is related to. Is related to his diabetes? (15 Sep 2000)
  83. Will you please explain the relationship between type 1 diabetes and acanthosis nigricans? Is this skin disorder related to insulin? (14 Sep 2000)
  84. What is Mauriac Syndrome now known as? (10 Sep 2000)
  85. My friend has necrobiosis. Is there a treatment? If not, what is the prognosis? (10 Sep 2000)
  86. I have just been diagnosed with gastroparesis, and I am confused as to why I got it with such good control. What is the prognosis for gastroparesis? (9 Sep 2000)
  87. Lately, on some occasions, the insulin will not go in and runs down or is very difficult to push through. Can the injection area cause this? (3 Sep 2000)
  88. Could it be gastroparesis or celiac disease? (31 Aug 2000)
  89. We have been watching for diabetes in our three year old. He has some high sugars. His glycohemoglobin was 6.5%, and his C-peptide was 0.9. Is this normal for this age and what should be done if anything? (31 Aug 2000)
  90. We recently found out that she has microalbumin in her urine. What does this mean and how will this affect her? (29 Aug 2000)
  91. Can this kind of control cause this level of kidney this early in the disease process? (26 Aug 2000)
  92. I would like more information on the use of Neurontin for pain relief. (26 Aug 2000)
  93. Could the fatigue, stomach pain and high blood sugars be related so something other than her diabetes? (26 Aug 2000)
  94. For the last two months, she has been complaining about her skin aching, hurting, really irritating, and sore. What's causing this? (25 Aug 2000)
  95. Do you have any information on Diabetic Stiff Hand Syndrome? (24 Aug 2000)
  96. Has any correlation been made to Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum and other diabetes complications? (22 Aug 2000)
  97. A doctor said I had protein in my kidney but not to worry. Is this bad? (22 Aug 2000)
  98. Can you tell me whether it is safe for a person with diabetes to take [a brand of a prescription medication] to reduce cholesterol? (21 Aug 2000)
  99. I have red spots on my legs. They are very sensitive and are really ugly. Are they related to my diabetes? (15 Aug 2000)
  100. Does pregnancy itself worsen retinopathy or is the worsening of retinopathy directly related to how rapidly normal glycemia is established? (14 Aug 2000)
  101. My daughter with cerebral palsy and type 1 diabetes is scheduled for a two-hour orthopedic surgery in another state in several months. I have several questions. (14 Aug 2000)
  102. Why do I have kidney disease from diabetes at three and half years? Will these early problems lead to end stage renal disease much sooner than normal? (14 Aug 2000)
  103. I am worried about blocked arteries. Should we worry about the leg and neck ache? (7 Aug 2000)
  104. My five-and-one half year old is complaining of "pins and needles" in his feet and hands. Should I be concerned? Is it related to his diabetes? (4 Aug 2000)
  105. They thought she might have had a temporary TIA. Is this common in young people with diabetes? Is she more likely to have a stroke later in life? (31 Jul 2000)
  106. His endocrinologist's office called today about an irregular carbon dioxide (CO2) reading. They want to do another test to check his kidney function level. How do the two levels relate to each other? Is this cause for alarm? (31 Jul 2000)
  107. We use a lot of fructose in my daughter's meal plan. What are the long term effects on the eyes? (23 Jul 2000)
  108. What are the dangers of levels higher than 250? (22 Jul 2000)
  109. My 6 1/2 year old son had a high microalbumin level. What exactly does this mean? (17 Jul 2000)
  110. In children, why don't doctors start ACE inhibitors in the early years to protect the kidneys? (14 Jul 2000)
  111. On my last visit, he detected protein in my urine and said this may be the beginning of kidney disease. (6 Jul 2000)
  112. A recent urine test showed traces of microalbuminuria that was a little high according to her doctor. (1 Jul 2000)
  113. My right foot sweats slightly less and also tingles. Is this a symptom of some type of neuropathy? (29 Jun 2000)
  114. My 16 year old son has had persistent nausea and vomiting and the doctors are suggesting gastroparesis. (24 Jun 2000)
  115. What are the results on people with diabetes who do not check themselves as told to do? (24 Jun 2000)
  116. My daughter has had diabetes for 5 years. She is 11 years old. Now the doctor says her albumin level is high. (24 Jun 2000)
  117. What will happen to a child with diabetes that has poor compliance to medical regimens? (22 Jun 2000)
  118. I'm wondering if time of onset and severity of eye and kidney complications vary by time of diagnosis. (20 Jun 2000)
  119. I am 44 and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes just over two months ago. My feet are in tons of pain. (19 Jun 2000)
  120. My 15 year old son has Type 1. His urine has just tested 118 for the presence of protein. (19 Jun 2000)
  121. Recently, my doctor told me I had protein in my urine and prescribed blood pressure medication. (15 Jun 2000)
  122. I'm wondering if the progression of diabetes and complications are different for those diagnosed as adults versus juveniles. (12 Jun 2000)
  123. My brother is hospitalized with a severe leg infection at his left ankle. He is 42 and has had Type 1 diabetes since he was 19. (12 Jun 2000)
  124. One day she can run 6 miles and the next can't walk a block. (3 Jun 2000)
  125. The sides of his face, especially along his cheeks, remain red and irritated constantly. (30 May 2000)
  126. I've discovered it seems to prevent the peripheral neuropathy I've been suffering from for 20 years. (28 May 2000)
  127. I have many concerns regarding her condition, one being that she has extreme swelling in her legs, ankles, and feet. (19 May 2000)
  128. I am concerned about protein and kidney damage. Is there a urine test I could take for proteins? (17 May 2000)
  129. My nephew had some urinalysis done and his creatinine was 48 and his albumin was 28.5. Kidney failure? (17 May 2000)
  130. What are the most frequent neurological complications, if any, in a 15 year-old male with Type 1? (16 May 2000)
  131. He also says he doesn't know when he is having a bowel movement. Is this related to diabetes? (30 Apr 2000)
  132. Can a young lady who does not take of her diabetes cause symptoms of depression? (23 Apr 2000)
  133. Is there a higher than usual predisposition to Graves' in people with long term diabetes? (21 Apr 2000)
  134. A month after diagnosis, my ophthalmologist said I had cataracts on both lenses. (18 Apr 2000)
  135. To protect the kidneys, would physicians put a child on ACE inhibitors before signs of problems? (17 Apr 2000)
  136. I was told recently of an eye disease that has almost taken one of my daughters' friends sight. (17 Apr 2000)
  137. If I have existing problems such as burning in the feet, is this permanent or does it reverse? (15 Apr 2000)
  138. I am an diabetic patient with the left eye already eviscerated due to glaucoma. (9 Apr 2000)
  139. You always hear that the healing process is slower for a diabetic person. (5 Apr 2000)
  140. My niece is 13 years old and she has type 2 diabetes. They told her she has gastroparesis. (2 Apr 2000)
  141. My nephew has had trouble with his stomach shutting down. They called it some kind of "paresis". (31 Mar 2000)
  142. My husband believes that he should know that serious complications could arise -- including death! (15 Mar 2000)
  143. Is it possible for microalbumin to be in the blood? (11 Mar 2000)
  144. What percentage of children die because their blood sugar cannot be maintained at normal levels? (24 Feb 2000)
  145. My daughter has swelling, pain, and redness to the bottom of her toes. (21 Feb 2000)
  146. The CDE who works with our endocrinologist says high blood sugars in pre-pubescent children are no big deal. (18 Feb 2000)
  147. I have begun to experience a tingling sensation and this needle like pain in my feet. (14 Feb 2000)
  148. I am suffering from severe diabetic peripheral neuropathy. (12 Feb 2000)
  149. My sonis starting to leak more protein than he normally would. Could Amylin help? (12 Feb 2000)
  150. On a 24 hour urine, my microalbumin was elevated. Is this "normally abnormal" for pregnancy? (3 Feb 2000)
  151. What documentation do you have about survival rates and health issues when the child is diagnosed before one year of age? (31 Jan 2000)
  152. My 5 year old daughter has microalbuminuria. Does this mean she is having kidney damage? (31 Jan 2000)
  153. Does diabetes affect growth and physical development? (30 Jan 2000)
  154. One of the presenters talked about children diagnosed prior to the age of 5 tend to have difficulties with fine motor skills. (27 Jan 2000)
  155. Since I was put on insulin, I have terrible problems with gas. Is this a common problem? (22 Jan 2000)
  156. Why do girls with diabetes develop some degree of atherosclerosis in adulthood? (22 Jan 2000)
  157. My father has developed severe pain in the upper left area of his stomach. (16 Jan 2000)
  158. Is hair loss a result of his diabetes? (16 Jan 2000)
  159. My mom is going blind. Can anything be done to her eyes to save them? (6 Jan 2000)

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