From Alabama, USA:
For the past three months, my 14 year old daughter, diagnosed with diabetes six months ago, has been losing her vision for several minutes and her legs (front and back) and ankles have started hurting for no reason. On the back of her legs, she is starting to get huge knots. I am very concerned. What could this mean? What should I do?
The knots might be granuloma annulare because of the location and your daughter's gender. See Erkek E, Karaduman A, Bukulmez G, Senturk N, Ozkaya O. An unusual form of generalized granuloma annulare in a patient with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Acta Derm Venereol 2001 Jan-Feb;81(1):48-50 or Europaean.J.Endo.145:101,2001.
[Editor's comment: The loss of vision may be related to your daughter's eyes adjusting to blood glucose changes. I suggest she see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. SS]
Original posting 28 Feb 2002
Posted to Other Illnesses
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:30
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.