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Other Illnesses from 2008

  1. Despite decreasing his Lantus, my son has been experiencing lows for several days. He has been struggling with a cold weeks. Are the lows related to the cold? (9 Nov 2008)
  2. Just diagnosed with type 1, my daughter has noticed a few dark spots on her torso. Could they be an indication of Addison's disease? Is she at increased risk for this? (17 Sep 2008)
  3. I have type 1 and hypothyroidism. Could I have another endocrine problem for which I have not been tested? (27 Aug 2008)
  4. My son has been vomiting at night for two weeks. We were told it was just a virus, but is this possible after so much time has passed? (18 Aug 2008)
  5. Is there a link between diabetes and epilepsy? My son, who has type 1, has been diagnosed with epilepsy, too. How hard will it be to handle both? (18 Aug 2008)
  6. For a week, my blood sugars have been higher than normal due to bacterial pneumonia. How long will it be until my blood sugars are normal? (17 Jul 2008)
  7. I have many symptoms, including thirst, dry skin, and extreme hunger. Although I smoke, I do not drink or take drugs, other than my heart medication. What might this be? (17 Jul 2008)
  8. Tests showed my son has a genetic condition in which he has sugar in his urine. Symptomatic again, could he now be diagnosed with diabetes? (16 Jul 2008)
  9. I have diarrhea, which my doctor thinks is related to my metformin. She has suggested Januvia along with my insulin. I am not comfortable with this. What do you suggest? (16 Jun 2008)
  10. Can diabetic patients get silent or sudden heart and other serious problems to which body defense mechanisms may not work? If so, how? (13 Jun 2008)
  11. When he had badly swollen lips, I took my teen son to the Emergency Room. They suspect an NSAID allergy. Do you have any insights? (13 Jun 2008)
  12. My son has had two glucose tests; results were normal both times. Then, why does my son have symptoms? Is there anything we should do? (7 Jun 2008)
  13. My niece has been complaining of tingling from her waist down. Should she be tested for a partial trisomy since there are genetic issues in our family? (11 May 2008)
  14. My son was diagnosed with type 1 at four, double diabetes at eight, and now, a neurogenic bladder. Could the latter have been caused by his diabetes? (10 May 2008)
  15. How does morphea affect insulin absorption? (20 Apr 2008)
  16. Tests have revealed that my daughter has an ectopic pancreas that is causing pain, illness, and erratic blood sugars. What do you know about ectopic pancreas? (7 Apr 2008)
  17. My niece, who has cystic fibrosis, has been diagnosed with diabetes. Her parents have heard only bad things about blindness or death. How can I ensure them that things will not be so bad? (24 Mar 2008)
  18. My daughter has Down Syndrome and type 1. For months, she has had hip, leg and knee pain. Could she be developing arthritis? Is this common with diabetes? (13 Mar 2008)
  19. I have Hashimoto's disease and Raynaud's disease runs in my family. After 13 months with type 1, I have the beginnings of neuropathy. Is this related to my diabetes or something else? (10 Mar 2008)
  20. I have diarrhea and have problems with anti-diarrheal medications. Can my metformin and Actos cause further damage? What kind of doctor should I see? (25 Feb 2008)
  21. My daughter takes R and NPH twice a day. Should she be on a regimen of four daily doses or an insulin pump? What are the combined effects of her diabetes and her thalassemia? (18 Feb 2008)
  22. My daughter also has Down Syndrome. Could her metabolic rate be affecting the efficacy of the insulin? Should she be examined on a different "level" because of the Down Syndrome? (18 Feb 2008)
  23. My adult daughter has a mass in the tail of her pancreas that will be removed surgically next month. How will her digestive enzymes be affected? Will the endocrine portion also be affected? (12 Feb 2008)
  24. My daughter, who's had type 1 for four years, has elevated blood pressure. Is this related to her blood sugars? (6 Feb 2008)

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