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Complications from 1998

  1. I am sixteen and have had diabetes for 11 years and have recently been diagnosed with diabetic cheiroarthropathy and diabetic stiff hands. (29 Dec 1998)
  2. I recently was told about a study at USC that combined electrotherapy with medication, for the treatment of neuropathy. (24 Dec 1998)
  3. Please discuss diabetic complications with regard to infertility in men. (20 Dec 1998)
  4. Why can't people with diabetes use a foot massager to warm their feet? (8 Dec 1998)
  5. I recently heard that Type 1 diabetic's begin to expierence kidney failure around 20 years after diagnosis. (3 Dec 1998)
  6. Is there a link between diabetes and stroke? (2 Dec 1998)
  7. What are the symptoms of kidney problems associated with type 2 diabetes in a senior citizen? (29 Nov 1998)
  8. I first developed symptoms of diabetes about 3 months ago, and was diagnosed 4 weeks ago. The problem is blurriness of vision. (28 Nov 1998)
  9. Her retina is starting to detach from the eye and they are asking whether her crystalin can be surgically replaced. (25 Nov 1998)
  10. If I keep my blood sugars around 5-7 mmol/l [90-126 mg/dl], what is my average life expectancy? (21 Nov 1998)
  11. My daughter has been spilling albumin in her urine. How serious is this situation? (21 Nov 1998)
  12. I am 17 years old, and was diagnosed 10 years ago. What are the chances of me suffering complications? (10 Nov 1998)
  13. My 11 year old daughter was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago. Recently, there has been protein in her urine. (29 Oct 1998)
  14. Do people with diabetes heal slower from wounds? (17 Oct 1998)
  15. I noticed an article concerning an abrupt increase in the incidence of IDDM in children in Canada. (9 Oct 1998)
  16. How will I know if I am developing complications from diabetes? (4 Oct 1998)
  17. Recently I was told by my doctor that I am showing the early signs of kidney problems. (4 Oct 1998)
  18. My husband, 28, with type 1, was diagnosed with "moderate diabetic retinopathy". (2 Oct 1998)
  19. I'm looking for any information on the relationship between adult onset diabetes and osteoporosis. (2 Oct 1998)
  20. Do type 1s on high levels of insulin have the same risk of developing cardiovascular complications as type 2s who are insulin resistant? (2 Oct 1998)
  21. Can a moderate level of ketones cause nephropathy? In other words, are ketones nephrotoxic? (30 Sep 1998)
  22. I'm spending all my life scared about diabetes and its complications. (30 Sep 1998)
  23. My son is now 5 years and 1 month. His eye exam recently showed dilated retinal blood vessels. (21 Sep 1998)
  24. I have developed several neuropathies. Could these conditions have been brought on by my improved blood glucose control? (17 Sep 1998)
  25. I have heard a about children having a sort of grace period for complications before they hit puberty. Is this true? (9 Sep 1998)
  26. When I exercise I get severe aches in the calves and ankles. When I stop the pain goes away. Any suggestions? (3 Sep 1998)
  27. Do you believe that all Type 1 diabetics should be treated with prophylactic doses of ace inhibitors? (31 Aug 1998)
  28. I recently read that retinopathy generally appears in Type 1 diabetics before age 30. (30 Aug 1998)
  29. My doctor gave me some diabetes pills to try out for a week, and it seems to have cured my nearsightedness. (25 Aug 1998)
  30. I would like to find out what the early signs of kidney problems may be. (25 Aug 1998)
  31. I just read about "Stiff Hand Syndrome," in which the condition was possibly linked with Diabetes. (17 Aug 1998)
  32. Are diabetics at risk for developing high blood pressure? (13 Aug 1998)
  33. I was diagnosed with Type 1 nearly 40 years ago. Will menopause increase the likelihood of complications? (9 Aug 1998)
  34. My 82 year-old father in law was diagnosed about three weeks ago. Now his vision has deteriorated quickly. (25 Jul 1998)
  35. I am 65, with diabetes. Three weeks ago I developed double vision. (24 Jul 1998)
  36. I have had severe problems with retinopathy in both eyes. How great a risk would pregnancy pose to my eyesight? (24 Jul 1998)
  37. A boy, age 4 years with Type 1, wants to know his life expectancy. (23 Jul 1998)
  38. I'm aware that Type 1 diabetes has been linked to mild neurological impairment. (4 Jul 1998)
  39. What is the difference between protein and microalbumin? (1 Jul 1998)
  40. My husband was diagnosed with Type 1 four years ago. How long can he go untreated before something drastic physically happens? (28 Jun 1998)
  41. I was wondering if low blood sugars could cause damage to the nerve. (19 Jun 1998)
  42. Is there any connection between bowel problems and Type 1 diabetes? (19 Jun 1998)
  43. Is it safe for a Type 1 diabetic to take aspirin on hemodialysis? (17 Jun 1998)
  44. I'm having problems with my eyes. The skin on both lids has become cracked and flaky. (11 Jun 1998)
  45. I was wondering if and how diabetes causes high cholesterol. (3 Jun 1998)
  46. My daughter has had Type 1 diabetes for 7 years. A year and a half ago she developed a UTI that went into a serious kidney infection. (31 May 1998)
  47. I would like to know if there is any link between sugar levels and memory. (24 May 1998)
  48. What are the long time complications associated with diabetes and what can I do to support or help her? (23 May 1998)
  49. Can the new impotence drug Viagra also help Type 1 diabetics who are impotent as a result of diabetes? (21 May 1998)
  50. My granddaughter has a wound on her leg from a fall 9 years ago. It keeps spreading and festering. (18 May 1998)
  51. Recently, my physician had a urinalysis done to check for albumin. He said there was "double the normal amount". (18 May 1998)
  52. I made a test in my urine of 24 hour microalbumin. I got 1.54. I want to know if this means I'm developing nephropathy. (15 May 1998)
  53. My daughter is 28 and was diagnosed Type 1 at age 12. She was diagnosed with gastroparesis about 3 years ago. (14 May 1998)
  54. What is the long term effect of too much protein in one's diet? (6 May 1998)
  55. My 10-year-old daughter is showing traces of protein in her urine. (4 May 1998)
  56. I am interested in knowing if having diabetes and Raynaud's suggests that I have increased risk of complications. (4 May 1998)
  57. Is there any association between heart stimulation and insulin? (4 May 1998)
  58. Where can I be tested and diagnosed for hypoglycemic unawareness? (22 Apr 1998)
  59. What is diabetic gastroparesis and what can be done about it? (22 Apr 1998)
  60. Do you have any information about diabetic mastopathy? (18 Apr 1998)
  61. The endocrinologist hypothesized that my 4 year old son has skin antibodies to insulin. Can you comment on this? (15 Apr 1998)
  62. Could you please tell me why gastroparesis could be much worse during pregnancy? (12 Apr 1998)
  63. I would like to know if a diabetic person is prone to have problems of the heart. (10 Apr 1998)
  64. We experience high glucose numbers 2 hours after breakfast. Will these high numbers affect him later in life? (8 Apr 1998)
  65. I had both legs amputated due an infection. What do I have to worry about as far as my diabetes is concerned? (7 Apr 1998)
  66. Is there any link between fluid retention (edema) and insulin? (5 Apr 1998)
  67. My father has been a diabetic for many years. He lives in constant pain. (29 Mar 1998)
  68. Do you know of any evidence that a low carb diet would help or reverse kidney damage? (27 Mar 1998)
  69. The doctor found slightly elevated levels of protein in my urine. He wants to put me on Zestril. (27 Mar 1998)
  70. Last year her pediatrician did a urine spot test for protein. It tested positive. (24 Mar 1998)
  71. What complications arise from diabetes? (7 Mar 1998)
  72. My 3 year old nephew was just diagnosed with diabetes. How significant is the age with potential complications? (4 Mar 1998)
  73. I was wondering if diabetic neuropathy could be responsible for a great deal of ongoing pain in my body. (28 Feb 1998)
  74. The past few years I have been having a problem with low blood pressure or orthostatic hypotension. (26 Feb 1998)
  75. For years now I have been dealing with insulin-induced lipoatrophy. How can a reverse this? (24 Feb 1998)
  76. I am interested in information and about gastroparesis and the emotional difficulties of adolescents with diabetes. (24 Feb 1998)
  77. My 27 month old granddaughter was diagnosed at of 13 months. I have been frightened about life expectancy. (20 Feb 1998)
  78. My son had a 24 hour urine for protein done. He had 220 mg. Is this normal? (20 Feb 1998)
  79. I have heard that in some patients retinopathy gets worse with tighter control. (13 Jan 98)
  80. I have heard that the carpal tunnel I have been diagnosed with is largely due to diabetes. Is this true? (6 Jan 98)
  81. I am 18 and have been diabetic for 2 years. My doctor said I am ready for kidney or lung failure soon and I have become scared. (6 Jan 98)
  82. My father just suffered a stroke. He is desperate to find out if this is the first real "setback" as a direct result of diabetes. (5 Jan 98)

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