From Boise, Idaho, USA:
I had diabetes for over 30 years and had a needle biopsy done today on both breasts. The surgeon said I might have diabetic lobulitis. I need information on this condition.
Through interacting with people like yourself, I too have learned about this condition and have had a chance to look into it further. It is a condition described in the literature in which women with diabetes get breast lumps. Of course, the problem is making sure it is not cancer. I am not sure why it develops. I don't think people really know as it has not been extensively studied. However, I anticipate that breast tissue is responding to the environment of hyperglycemia with an inflammatory response
The key issue is that if someone has this diagnosis, it's non-cancerous, but it frequently recurs. WWQ]
Original posting 19 Jun 2001
Posted to Complications
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:21
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