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Other Illnesses from 2001

  1. My father-in-law was recently diagnosed with diabetes. He is a practicing alcoholic. What is likely going to happen to him in the upcoming year? (31 Dec 2001)
  2. An 11 year old, who has had diabetes for only a few years, has had difficulty passing urine, and he usually needs to be catheterized. (31 Dec 2001)
  3. My mother was recently diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia which the doctor said this was caused by underlying diabetes. What does this mean? (25 Dec 2001)
  4. Can this red scaly rash be something caused by the diabetes? (19 Dec 2001)
  5. Is there a diuretic that is safe for people with diabetes? If not, how badly would the diuretic affect glucose? Do you know of any connection between Meniere's and diabetes? (19 Dec 2001)
  6. Ever since diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, my hair has been thinning and is slow to grow. (16 Dec 2001)
  7. My 35 month old son has had chronic recurring episodes of ketones in his urine for nearly a year, and our pediatrician is not concerned. We are at a loss! (14 Dec 2001)
  8. Could my daughter have hypoglycemia or diabetes? Would it cause this kind of urinary protein? (12 Dec 2001)
  9. Periodically, my cheeks become inflamed with some small broken vessels. Is this a reported symptom of diabetes? (11 Dec 2001)
  10. As soon as I began pumping, I immediately gained 20 pounds and now have bloating with increased stomach pain. Could this be because of my celiac disease? (6 Dec 2001)
  11. What, if anything, does a rash on a three year old with type 1 diabetes mean? (4 Dec 2001)
  12. Are these reactions normal in children with diabetes? What is the best way to deal with them? (29 Nov 2001)
  13. Could this overuse of insulin have affected my son's bladder or kidney function? (29 Nov 2001)
  14. I am a 47 years old, I use an insulin pump, and my A1c is 6.9%, but recently I have experienced extreme fatigue. (27 Nov 2001)
  15. Are frequent urinary tract infections a symptom or indication of future kidney disease? (27 Nov 2001)
  16. My son had a low white blood cell count. Should this cause us concern? Are there any autoimmune related illnesses with a low WBC? (26 Nov 2001)
  17. Does acute pancreatitis do anything to the pancreas long term? (26 Nov 2001)
  18. Is there a connection among lupus. hypothyroidism, and diabetes? (22 Nov 2001)
  19. I have been wondering if people with celiac disease, like me, are also at risk for type 1 diabetes or if it only works the other way around. (19 Nov 2001)
  20. I have peptic ulcer acid reflux. What can I eat so that I won't have that problem? (15 Nov 2001)
  21. Advice for diet resources for thin children with high triglycerides would be helpful since most of what I have found deals with overweight children. (14 Nov 2001)
  22. What can you tell me about non-alcoholic steatohepatitis? (12 Nov 2001)
  23. My one year old daughter had diabetes when she was born, and it resolved when she was five months old, but a doctor said that she may need insulin later. Is it true? Have you ever seen such case? (2 Nov 2001)
  24. My six week old granddaughter was diagnosed with metabolic acidosis. Her urine and blood sugar levels are not elevated. Does this eliminate the possibility of diabetes? (2 Nov 2001)
  25. My nine year old son, who has diabetes, has been having headaches and vomiting at least three times a week, he has lost weight and dehydrates very quickly. (1 Nov 2001)
  26. How many children are out there who have both diabetes and autism? (29 Oct 2001)
  27. I have had diabetes for almost 12 years now and started having seizures almost five years ago which I thought were due to low blood sugar reactions, but then I realized that they were not. (20 Oct 2001)
  28. What do you know about candida and diabetes? (20 Oct 2001)
  29. I have congestive heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and I seem to be suffering from arthritis. Is there any link? (18 Oct 2001)
  30. Have you seen a relationship between diabetes and chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis? (15 Oct 2001)
  31. Is there any correlation between type 1 diabetes and epilepsy? (14 Oct 2001)
  32. I have had the flu shot for several years now and have never had any kind of reaction, but I believe it contains thimerosal.which I am allergic to. What should I do? (9 Oct 2001)
  33. My old son, who has had type 1 diabetes for four months, has experienced swelling in both legs and feet. Is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis a possibility? (4 Oct 2001)
  34. When and how do you tell a 13 year old girl that she's incapable of producing children? (1 Oct 2001)
  35. My eight year old son has had type 1 diabetes for three years, and his body development has been slow since then. Is this because of the diabetes or is it something that we are doing wrong? (28 Sep 2001)
  36. Are ovarian cysts a common complication of diabetes? If I opt for surgical removal of the ovaries, can I expect complications as a result of the diabetes? (24 Sep 2001)
  37. What could this frequent urination at night suggest? (22 Sep 2001)
  38. I read a book which said that children with hypoglycemia cannot take proteolytic enzymes. Why? (19 Sep 2001)
  39. Why am I so nauseated which then leads to vomiting? Am I mixing too many pills or the wrong ones? (19 Sep 2001)
  40. My husband is really careful watching his blood.sugar, but with everything we do, he still has had five seizures in the last 18 months. Where can I learn more about seizures? (11 Sep 2001)
  41. Could the cramps and diarrhea have anything at all to do with the lows or was it just strange timing that it happened right after the lows? (5 Sep 2001)
  42. We are searching the Internet for information that covers the diet for a child with diabetes and celiac disease. (31 Aug 2001)
  43. What happens when liver function levels are high? (30 Aug 2001)
  44. All tests so far have been normal or negative, but I know something is wrong. (29 Aug 2001)
  45. My friend has diabetes and recently finished a six week course of therapy for a fungal infection in her sinuses. How can I get more information on this disease? (7 Aug 2001)
  46. Since I developed diabetes, I have never been so tired, but, no matter how much sleep I get, by 1:00-2:00 pm every day, I feel really dopey. What's wrong with me? (29 Jul 2001)
  47. A friend my mine has a child with type 1 and learning disabilities. Are there any publications or websites that address this double problem? (28 Jul 2001)
  48. Is this itching due to the sugar in the perspiration being released in these areas? (26 Jul 2001)
  49. My 14 year old daughter, diagnosed at age seven, came home from cheerleading camp with a rash on one leg from top to bottom. (9 Jul 2001)
  50. My son has frequently had an unexplained fever for several days with numerous test not resulting in a diagnosis. I'm at my wits end, and I am wondering if hypoglycemia could be the cause. (8 Jul 2001)
  51. My son's 10 year old friend has type 2 diabetes and has recently developed an oversized bladder. What's the best thing to do for this child? (8 Jul 2001)
  52. My 63 year old wife has had diabetes for 12 years. Is there a connection between severe hearing loss and diabetes? (7 Jul 2001)
  53. Recently, I was out in the sun and got a really bad sunburn, a horrible headache and I felt sick to my stomach. My mom thinks it may have had something to do with my diabetes. (5 Jul 2001)
  54. Is this what the doctors mean by "absence seizures"? (4 Jul 2001)
  55. My three year old son has had at least three major seizures in the last six months. Should we be concerned with epilepsy? What tests should we request? (29 Jun 2001)
  56. Since my sister's pancreatectomy, she has not had to have one insulin shot, or taken any sort of blood sugar controlling drugs. (28 Jun 2001)
  57. My daughter recently had an MRI of her pancreas which showed an enlarged part to the tail of the pancreas with increased blood flow. (21 Jun 2001)
  58. My son was bitten by a stray dog and is undergoing a rabies shot series. Are there any precautions I should take? (19 Jun 2001)
  59. Is the fact that unstable blood sugars are the primary reason for increased susceptibility to viral infections? (13 Jun 2001)
  60. Are the long-term complications of a person with an eating disorder any different for people with diabetes? (13 Jun 2001)
  61. The lower third of my small intestine was removed, and I've been having some seizures while I sleep. Could this be related to blood sugar levels? (5 Jun 2001)
  62. So far tests for diabetes have been negative. What else can cause a microaneurysm? (5 Jun 2001)
  63. I have already looked up several celiac disease websites, but I am confused by my son's results. (4 Jun 2001)
  64. My son has persistent hypoglycemia of infancy, an abnormal chromosome, a horseshoe kidney, and learning difficulties. Are these connected? (3 Jun 2001)
  65. My son was bitten by a stray dog and is undergoing a rabies shot series. Are there any things I should look for in relationship to his diabetes? (2 Jun 2001)
  66. Would reducing wheat/gluten in my daughter's diet now help reduce the likelihood of her developing celiac disease? (2 Jun 2001)
  67. My grandson has type 1 diabetes and seems to get many colds. What can we do to improve his immune system? (28 May 2001)
  68. I have been looking for information on insulin resistance, weight gain, stress, and an endocrine disease that leads to polycystic ovarian disease. (25 May 2001)
  69. Do gastritis and arthritic symptoms go along with diabetes? (25 May 2001)
  70. My daughter has diabetes and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). Is there a specialty that could handle both diseases? (24 May 2001)
  71. Do petit mal type seizures ever occur with type 2 diabetes? (22 May 2001)
  72. What are the symptoms of celiac disease that I should look out for? (22 May 2001)
  73. The doctors are saying my granddaughter cannot get steroid treatment for lupus because of the diabetes. (22 May 2001)
  74. Why would I suddenly start needing less insulin during menstruation? My endocrinologist suggested some type of adrenal deficiency. (21 May 2001)
  75. Should my husband, my son, and I be tested for celiac disease? (11 May 2001)
  76. Is it possible to determine dermatitis herpetiformis from skin that does not have a lesion? (11 May 2001)
  77. Is there a correlation between bruising and diabetes? (11 May 2001)
  78. . Any suggestions for treatment of a fungal infection on my son's left big toe? (3 May 2001)
  79. My son has recently developed a heart murmur, and a doctor said it was probably diabetes related. Is this doctor right? (30 Apr 2001)
  80. Could this be something more than a stomach virus? Is it time to move on to an endocrinologist? (29 Apr 2001)
  81. Could my husband's stomach pains be caused by the diabetes? (24 Apr 2001)
  82. I have been having some chest pains which are not really bad. Could my heart condition be getting worse? (19 Apr 2001)
  83. Since patients with type 1 diabetes have an autoimmune disease, do they have the chance of other organs being attacked also? (17 Apr 2001)
  84. Do I need to get a second opinion on the diagnosis and/or treatments of my necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum? (12 Apr 2001)
  85. Can the diabetes contribute to Alzheimer's disease? (9 Apr 2001)
  86. My three and a half year old son has had knee pain for about a year which has become more chronic since diagnosis of his diabetes. (9 Apr 2001)
  87. My daughter who has had type 1 diabetes for a year, has always had a slight acne problem, but since she was diagnosed, her acne has become severe. (6 Apr 2001)
  88. I am an SLE patient who developed diabetes due to prednisolone, and it has gotten worse. Is there any alternative for SLE treatment? (5 Apr 2001)
  89. Can the toxins from C-Difficile affect her kidneys and cause the fluid retention? (5 Apr 2001)
  90. My three year old daughter had complications relating to E. coli and now has symptoms of diabetes. Is this a typical outcome of E. coli? (3 Apr 2001)
  91. Do you know of others who have undergone treatment for both insulin and growth deficiencies? (3 Apr 2001)
  92. My daughter has mononucleosis, and her doctor says steroids will help her feel better quicker. Is it worth fighting the high blood sugars? (28 Mar 2001)
  93. My daughter has been complaining of foot pain, dizziness, and nausea. Her endocrinologist doesn't feel that they are diabetes related. (27 Mar 2001)
  94. Where do I find research regarding blunt force trauma and the acceleration of kidney disease? Is it any different for people with diabetes? (27 Mar 2001)
  95. Do you know of any connection between Perthes disease and diabetes? (23 Mar 2001)
  96. Is there any connection between three episodes of walking pneumonia and diabetes? (23 Mar 2001)
  97. Since one of the antibodies is negative, is this still a positive test for celiac disease? (18 Mar 2001)
  98. Since I had my gallbladder out, I have gained 70 pounds, my bowel habits have changed, and I drink over a gallon of water a day. (11 Mar 2001)
  99. I have been interested in the questions regarding abdominal pain in children with diabetes. (9 Mar 2001)
  100. I have been on Glucophage to combat my PCOS. I have lost over 50 pounds, and I feel great most of the time, but now I am having hypoglycemia. (8 Mar 2001)
  101. My 10 year old daughter has a terrible odor about her.She has a thyroglossal duct cyst. Could the cyst be the cause of this odor? (3 Mar 2001)
  102. Could there be relationship between the eye condition and the diabetes? (1 Mar 2001)
  103. Can diabetes cause pancreatic cancer? Can pancreatic cancer cause diabetes? (28 Feb 2001)
  104. My sister has had type 1 diabetes for about 15 years. Recently, she has developed severe headaches. Is this related to diabetes? (25 Feb 2001)
  105. Has there ever been a study to see if there is any association between diabetes and primary amyloidosis? (22 Feb 2001)
  106. My two year old daughter has been having strange episodes that seem to be for frequent when she has had higher amounts of sugar. (21 Feb 2001)
  107. What has your experience been with patients on TPN getting high blood sugars? Are the ranges that I am having normal? (20 Feb 2001)
  108. Why does my 11 year old daughter who has diabetes keep passing out? (20 Feb 2001)
  109. When my son has episodes of high blood sugars, he develops repeated infections and thrush under his foreskin. What can be done to prevent this? (15 Feb 2001)
  110. Are gallstones a complication of juvenile diabetes? (2 Feb 2001)
  111. Do you know of any correlation of reflux in infants and type 1 diabetes? (30 Jan 2001)
  112. Is there medicine for granuloma annulare? (29 Jan 2001)
  113. How long does it take for the blood glucose levels to stabilize after starting a gluten free diet for someone with both diabetes and celiac disease? (29 Jan 2001)
  114. Is there anything she can do to prevent bladder infections? Why do they occur? (25 Jan 2001)
  115. Can gynecomastia be related to insulin use? (24 Jan 2001)
  116. Can let me know of any experience of diabetes and MS or can point me to a web resource? (24 Jan 2001)
  117. Is there anything she can do to prevent bladder infections? Why do they occur? (24 Jan 2001)
  118. My daughter had an antibody test which was positive for IgG. What does this means in terms of her diabetes or overall health concerns? (19 Jan 2001)
  119. Do people who have epilepsy caused by brain damage have their glucose levels rise when they have a seizure, and go back to normal about an hour later? (17 Jan 2001)
  120. My daughter, who tested negative for diabetes, was diagnosed with necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum about four months ago. I have many questions. (17 Jan 2001)
  121. Our son was thought to have seizures, but now they think it might be a heart arrhythmia or neurocardiogenic cause, not epilepsy. (17 Jan 2001)
  122. My daughter has skin eruptions on her buttocks, arms and legs, that look like little boils that never erupt. (16 Jan 2001)
  123. Could the violent moods and the celiac antibodies be connected? (14 Jan 2001)
  124. We have recently noticed that my four year old granddaughter has adult body odor. Isn't that awfully young? Doesn't that have to do with hormones? (14 Jan 2001)
  125. Could diabetes be causing the irregular periods? Do you have any idea what could be causing the blood sugar not to come down? (14 Jan 2001)
  126. I would like to know if there is a recommended shampoo product for people with type 1 diabetes. (12 Jan 2001)
  127. Is the Brown's related to type 1 diabetes? Will large doses of ibuprofen interfere with her diabetes treatment? (11 Jan 2001)
  128. The back of my left knee has been swollen, appearing to be retaining water, and it is sore. Should I worry? (10 Jan 2001)
  129. Could diabetes could have been affecting my son for the past few years, even though the symptoms started about three weeks before his diagnosis? (8 Jan 2001)
  130. The emergency room staff said I probably probably a urinary tract infection, but I know I don't have any signs of a UTI. (2 Jan 2001)

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