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Complications from 2002

  1. Have you got any advice for me about my blood sugars or more importantly my feet? (26 Dec 2002)
  2. Is there anything that can be done about my absolute lack of libido? (23 Dec 2002)
  3. Could you please help my family understand the medical examiner's report since the medical language is so foreign to us? (19 Dec 2002)
  4. Could you please help my family understand the medical examiner's report since the medical language is so foreign to us? (19 Dec 2002)
  5. I thought that you had to have high blood sugars and "suboptimal" control for many years for complications to happen. (16 Dec 2002)
  6. My urine has been mildly foamy, and I have several questions. (11 Dec 2002)
  7. Are there warning signs of either celiac disease or gastroparesis that I should be aware of? (9 Dec 2002)
  8. If diabetes isn't treated, what problems can occur with the liver or kidneys? (9 Dec 2002)
  9. Which other medications, besides Captopril, would help my mom? (7 Dec 2002)
  10. My grandson has trouble remembering work at school and chores at home. Could this be from his diabetes? (6 Dec 2002)
  11. If the A1c is less than 6%, but glucose levels are relatively high, is the risk of complications still low? (5 Dec 2002)
  12. My 13 year old daughter just finished up the 24 hour urine test that, but I do not understand the test results. (29 Nov 2002)
  13. Will my son's gastric emptying test get worse over time? Does this have to do with the nerves being affected by his sugar? (29 Nov 2002)
  14. What are the current opinions about the years before puberty not counting toward long term complications? (26 Nov 2002)
  15. My mother, who has diabetes and arthritis, says that the bottom of her feet feel like they are walking on rocks or marbles. (26 Nov 2002)
  16. Can prolonged diabetes cause this type of intestinal distress? (25 Nov 2002)
  17. I am confused with the information I have been getting regarding Mauriac syndrome. (21 Nov 2002)
  18. Is there any thing I can do for my burning feet? (21 Nov 2002)
  19. I am wondering about any stem cell studies for proliferative retinopathy with macular edema. (18 Nov 2002)
  20. Is it possible that I have a mild form of diabetes? (17 Nov 2002)
  21. My six year old son has developed necrobiosis, and we are concerned about long term effects this can have. (13 Nov 2002)
  22. Is there some way to get to the bottom of what is causing the numbness? (11 Nov 2002)
  23. If the A1c stays low, can you put off complications? Has anyone ever looked at this in people with type 1 diabetes? (4 Nov 2002)
  24. I seem to be having problems with my legs. Does this have to do with my diabetes, or is there something else going on? (28 Oct 2002)
  25. Can you explain a few things about my lab results? (28 Oct 2002)
  26. I neglected to refill my ACE inhibitor prescription so I decided to test my blood pressure, and it was high. What does it mean? (28 Oct 2002)
  27. What's the current school of thought about using ACE inhibitors and cholesterol drugs for prevention? (24 Oct 2002)
  28. Would we not be risking possible complications later in life by allowing a higher range of blood sugar levels now? (21 Oct 2002)
  29. I am concerned about my relative's ability to drive since she occasionally drives with my children. Should I be? (17 Oct 2002)
  30. Please tell me give the right way to grow. (16 Oct 2002)
  31. I have been getting blood pressure readings in the "borderline" range, but my endocrinologist has not expressed great concern. (16 Oct 2002)
  32. Our 17 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with kidney disease, and I have several questions. (15 Oct 2002)
  33. What is the name of the disease/syndrome that is associated with type 1 diabetes in which the child is not growing properly? (9 Oct 2002)
  34. My mum-in-law's doctors suggest amputation, but she is currently seeking treatment from a reflexologist. (3 Oct 2002)
  35. Has there been any research on what happens in pregnancy when people stop taking ACE inhibitors? (2 Oct 2002)
  36. If my friend follows medical direction as well as possible, will the problems with degenerating vision be correctable? (1 Oct 2002)
  37. About three weeks ago I came down with what I thought was a gastrointestinal bug, and my blood sugars went bazooka. (23 Sep 2002)
  38. What effect would the dextrose solution used for peritoneal dialysis have on glucose control? (19 Sep 2002)
  39. My daughter has been in and out of the hospital with stomach problems. What should I ask her doctor to check for? (16 Sep 2002)
  40. I have type 2 diabetes treated with diet (which I have changed) and exercise only. What can I do about the numbness in my legs? (12 Sep 2002)
  41. Can worsening of restless leg syndrome be a complication of diabetes? (12 Sep 2002)
  42. Even though I haven't had any erectile disfunction, as I orgasm I do not ejaculate or if I do it's very little. (10 Sep 2002)
  43. Does altitude have any effect on neuropathy pain? Will neuropathy be worse if we decide to fly somewhere? (10 Sep 2002)
  44. My four year old child has regular height/ weight checks and A1c tests, but other tests are apparently not needed yet. (8 Sep 2002)
  45. Will I develop complications faster than other people with type 2 diabetes? (30 Aug 2002)
  46. How reversible is Mauriac Syndrome with good control? (29 Aug 2002)
  47. If they amputate my father's big toe what can my father expect as far as what it will be like for him to walk? (29 Aug 2002)
  48. Is there something that I can do to prevent or alleviate very hot feet? (29 Aug 2002)
  49. I have noticed a darkening of my skin color in several places. Is this caused by my insulin resistance? (29 Aug 2002)
  50. I keep telling myself that as long as I keep a healthy and my blood sugar in control, I will be not a candidate for complications. (22 Aug 2002)
  51. Would seeing a physician in the US benefit my 26 year old boyfriend, who has several complications? (21 Aug 2002)
  52. I would like to have another pregnancy, and I am on an ACE inhibitor for protein in my urine. (16 Aug 2002)
  53. What is the death rate in children going through diabetes at puberty? (14 Aug 2002)
  54. Could this be neuropathy? Would it be best that I see an endocrinologist? (14 Aug 2002)
  55. Could my dry mouth and dental cavities be related to my diabetes? (6 Aug 2002)
  56. I developed a kind of nervous twitch on my left hand. Does this sound like a diabetes-related problem? (31 Jul 2002)
  57. What is the likelihood of long term effects of diabetes? Is the length of my husband's life affected? (31 Jul 2002)
  58. Are diarrhea and/or constipation a complication of long term brittle type 2 diabetes? (30 Jul 2002)
  59. I have type 2 diabetes treated with insulin, and my left foot has been swollen for several months. Can neuropathy cause this? (30 Jul 2002)
  60. I have Charcot foot, and now the surgeon wants me to choose between of either an amputation or reconstruction. I'm lost. (28 Jul 2002)
  61. Can you tell me if having diabetes affects your growth? (27 Jul 2002)
  62. Can you tell me what else I might expect from this disease in other parts of my body that might act up? (27 Jul 2002)
  63. If the 24-hour urine protein is within normal range, doesn't it mean that there are no kidney problems? (26 Jul 2002)
  64. I have been dating a man who has had type 1 diabetes for more than 40 years and is extremely reticent about sex. (26 Jul 2002)
  65. I don't know what to do for my boyfriend since we can't afford to see a doctor. (26 Jul 2002)
  66. Is it appropriate to consider an ACE inhibitor at this stage or should a microalbuminuria test be done? (10 Jul 2002)
  67. My penis is feeling more numb than it used to be. I'm very scared about that, is it a sign of impotence coming up? (10 Jul 2002)
  68. Can we stop the skin discoloration? it is very embarrassing. (5 Jul 2002)
  69. What are some of the stomach complications in children with diabetes? (3 Jul 2002)
  70. Should my mother stop taking Monopril? (29 Jun 2002)
  71. After how much time of having diabetes, can a man lose his ability to have an erection? (29 Jun 2002)
  72. My 27 year old daughter, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 14, has developed constant vomiting. (20 Jun 2002)
  73. What could be the cause of my high serum triglyceride level? (20 Jun 2002)
  74. If I keep my readings at these levels, will I still experience complications down the road? (20 Jun 2002)
  75. Does my husband have microalbuminuria for sure? If so, what should we do? (12 Jun 2002)
  76. How much damage does a year-long high A1c do to a body? (11 Jun 2002)
  77. I'm thinking that even though my A1c is good, I will still get complications and my life is pretty much over. What is your opinion? (9 Jun 2002)
  78. It feels like I'm walking on marbles, all the time. Will this ever go away? Should I take vitamins to help? (8 Jun 2002)
  79. Are there any new thoughts on the treatment of necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum? (8 Jun 2002)
  80. If my blood sugar readings remain at these levels, will I experience diabetes related health problems? (7 Jun 2002)
  81. I'm concerned my father's leg swelling is an effect of diabetes. Can you give me any advice? (5 Jun 2002)
  82. Does exercise and strenuous pushing and pulling could affect the retinopathy? (2 Jun 2002)
  83. My friend tells me he often has the sensation that there is something behind his eyes pushing them out. What causes this feeling? (2 Jun 2002)
  84. What effect does excessive walking, kneeling, and sitting on floors have on neuropathy? (1 Jun 2002)
  85. Why does diabetes cause so many other complications? Does someone who is careful still develop all the complications? (1 Jun 2002)
  86. My mother, who has type 2 diabetes, has started noticing soreness on the bottom of her feet. Should we be alarmed? (1 Jun 2002)
  87. Is it important for me to have more laser treatments? (31 May 2002)
  88. My father has severe pains on his feet. Is there any cause? Is there medication he can take? (31 May 2002)
  89. My LDL is high (111 mg/dl). How can I decrease it, when everything else is great? (30 May 2002)
  90. The doctor suggested keeping sugar lever low and taking care of diet. Are there more things to be done to prevent eye problems? (29 May 2002)
  91. My concern is that my 15 year old son's growth has been inhibited by something related to the diabetes. (29 May 2002)
  92. At what blood glucose level does damage begin to occur to the human body? What begins getting affected first? (28 May 2002)
  93. I am wondering if my neuropathy is curable or will continue to profoundly affect my mobility. (25 May 2002)
  94. I am aware of a relationship between diabetes and frozen shoulder, but cannot find anything about simultaneous frozen hip. (23 May 2002)
  95. I have type 2 diabetes diagnosed last year, and I have a facial itch/pain mainly on the right side of my face and jaw. (23 May 2002)
  96. I have had diabetes for three years, and I'm having a lot of burning and pain in my feet with numbness. Can you help me? (20 May 2002)
  97. When I walk it feel like there is a lump is on the bottom of my left foot, but when I touch my feet I can't see or feel anything. (13 May 2002)
  98. What causes skin on my lower legs to be shiny? (10 May 2002)
  99. I'm concerned about my high cholesterol right now. Can you please recommend a diet or some type of supplement? (10 May 2002)
  100. Is there any new alternative to amputation when the infection is just at the tip of the toe bone? (8 May 2002)
  101. My mother has type 2 diabetes and is quite concerned with liver problems related to her condition. (7 May 2002)
  102. Is it true that most children diagnosed with diabetes at a very early age lose their vision by the time they get to puberty? (4 May 2002)
  103. Can diabetes cause sexual dysfunction in women? (30 Apr 2002)
  104. I am a male who was unable to have children which I assume was due to the diabetes. I'd like to know whether there are treatments to fix this. (29 Apr 2002)
  105. I'm 36 years old, I've had type 1 diabetes for 14 years, and lately, my hands have been very numb. Is this normal? (25 Apr 2002)
  106. When must my three and a half year old son have an eye test? Must we do the A1c test every three to four months ? (17 Apr 2002)
  107. Is this cholesterol level dangerous? Is it ever appropriate for children to take medication for high cholesterol? (16 Apr 2002)
  108. How common is it to have diabetes at the age of 16 months? Is the long term prognosis any different for my daughter? (16 Apr 2002)
  109. What role does family history play in developing complications? (16 Apr 2002)
  110. What have you heard about when kids should go on ACE inhibitors? (14 Apr 2002)
  111. My grandma has been complaining about stomach pain, and the doctor said she should take Tylenol. (13 Apr 2002)
  112. Is there anything that can help when erectile dysfunction is caused by nerve damage not blood flow? (12 Apr 2002)
  113. Where can I find information about intrathecal drug delivery systems? (9 Apr 2002)
  114. Lately, especially at night, my right leg seems to be restless. Lately, especially at night, my right leg seems to be restless. Is this the start of something I should be considered with? (9 Apr 2002)
  115. Diabetes is mentioned as a possible contributor to ergonomics injury when people with it use computers on a daily basis. Could you please provide justification? (8 Apr 2002)
  116. Could back pain mean that the diabetes is starting to affect my kidneys? (6 Apr 2002)
  117. I am 46 years old, I have had diabetes since I was 18, and I take insulin. What procedure must I follow to be safe from diabetes complications? (1 Apr 2002)
  118. I am 46 years old, I have had diabetes since I was 18, and I take insulin. How does diabetes affect the heart? (30 Mar 2002)
  119. My nephew was just told by his doctor that his protein level is too high, and he was given a prescription. Are there any vitamins or diet programs he should try? (20 Mar 2002)
  120. My father had a right carotid angioplasty, but developed several complications and passed away before being operated on for coronary bypass. (19 Mar 2002)
  121. My diabetes is controlled, but I have burning in my feet. (19 Mar 2002)
  122. Can any one explain why I have high urine protein and ketone readings? (17 Mar 2002)
  123. My mother is having swelling on her left side, and the doctor says since she lies on her left side that the fluid is accumulating. Does this sound logical? (15 Mar 2002)
  124. I'm scared. I have type 2 diabetes diagnosed a couple of months ago, and my latest results said I have kidney complications. Should I be this worried? (14 Mar 2002)
  125. Are veins also susceptible to the same kind of damage that occurs in arteries? (10 Mar 2002)
  126. Do you think this number represents microalbumin? Is 30 considered high or low for microalbumin? (8 Mar 2002)
  127. My 76 year old mother was told that her feet were blue and cold and that she had no pulse in her feet. What will the vascular surgeon do? (4 Mar 2002)
  128. My mother has diabetes, and she complains that her feet feel funny. (27 Feb 2002)
  129. The pain I am suffering is unbearable, even though I am taking three pain medications. Is there any other treatment available for my condition? (24 Feb 2002)
  130. I developed a spot on my lower right leg, and my doctors differ in their opinions about it. Which doctor is right? Is there anything else that can be done? (23 Feb 2002)
  131. Are my girlfriend's cold extremities related to her diabetes? (21 Feb 2002)
  132. What is wrong with my feet -- is it diabetes-related? Is it because I stopped taking insulin? (16 Feb 2002)
  133. Is there any proven study that says that children with type 1 diabetes have some learning differences, not disabilities? (12 Feb 2002)
  134. Is there any way to prevent diabetes from affecting the nerves in your legs? (10 Feb 2002)
  135. Would you please send any information concerning treatment, prognosis, or any available information you may find useful in helping me to care for my brother? (1 Feb 2002)
  136. What is the life expectancy for children with diabetes? Does everything depend on diet and glucose control? (28 Jan 2002)
  137. What is the incidence of neuropathy in children? What is the best advice on foot care for children? (27 Jan 2002)
  138. Can this acid reflux be related to having diabetes so long? (26 Jan 2002)
  139. What is a diabetic ulcer? How do you treat it? Can my granny lose her leg from it? (24 Jan 2002)
  140. Is it common to have vision problems after the levels have come that far down? (23 Jan 2002)
  141. What caused protein in the urine? (23 Jan 2002)
  142. I am 12 years old, I weigh 190 pounds, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 13 months ago, and I have a fatty liver and pancreas. I was wondering if diabetes causes obesity or fatty organs. (22 Jan 2002)
  143. I have type 2 diabetes, and during the night, both my legs and sometimes my feet feel like they are going numb. What is causing this? How can I get it to stop? (16 Jan 2002)
  144. Should we be concerned with the elevated creatinine clearance in light of my son's exercise regimen? (12 Jan 2002)
  145. Is numbness of the lips, nose and cheeks a symptom of diabetic neuropathy (7 Jan 2002)
  146. Will the fact that my son developed diabetes at such a young age have a greater impact his long term health? How rare is such an early diagnosis? (6 Jan 2002)
  147. Are my vision troubles because of my type 2 diabetes? (4 Jan 2002)

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