From Glasgow, Scotland:
I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 2 years ago. I am now twenty years of age. I also have a mild, common circulatory disorder, Raynaud's Disease. I am interested in knowing if having both diabetes and Raynaud's suggests that I have a significantly increased risk of complications associated with circulation later on. I am on multiple daily injections/blood tests, have low blood pressure and do not smoke.
Raynaud's Disease, which is a form of vasospastic ischemia often associated with collagen diseases such as scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosis, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (probably on a common autoimmune basis), does not increase your risk to future vascular complications from diabetes.
Original posting 4 May 1998
Posted to Complications
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
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