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Type 1 Does anyone else have multiple health problems along with diabetes

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Lucyturner, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Lucyturner

    Lucyturner · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I am wondering if anyone else has multiple health problems along with diabetes and how you cope.
    At age 19 I was diagnosed with premature menopause so I have a lot of problems with my hormones. Luckily I have an amazing sister who donated eggs for me and I have a beautiful daughter through IVF. I got diagnosed type 1 2 years ago. I have since then been diagnosed with left temporal lobe nocturnal epilepsy and non epileptic attack disorder which causes daytime seizures, I have been told I have serious depression. I have to see 4 different doctors,3 different nurses and have regular vitamin b12 injections. I am really struggling to cope is there anyone who can help.

    Lucy
     
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    Lucyturner · Well-Known Member

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    Also just to add I still cannot get my sugars under control and my last hba1c was around 85 (9) could this be sure to the other health issues.

    Lucy
     
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    collectingrocks · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lucy

    Thank you for telling us your story...your sister is really, truly amazing!

    Whilst I can't help specifically, you will get lots of help and advice from the T1's on this forum. I do have first hand experience however of petit mal epilepsy and really should not be in this world (I had seizures in the swimming pool when I was younger).

    Is your HbA1c 85mmol/mol in new money (i.e. 9.9% in old money)? If so, you know this is really high and will put you at risk of serious complications. The only advice I can give you is to get your blood sugar levels down which will in turn reduce the risk of other health issues.
     
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    PaulinaB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lucy!
    Wow, thanks for sharing! I always thought I have a lot of issues (hypo thyroid, type 1, pcos, prone to kidney stones, depression) but reading what you've been through really gives me hope! You're really amazing!

    About your question, I've seen around the forum that it's not unusual for people to have multiple health issues along with diabetes.


    Wish you all the best!
     
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    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome,
    i started off with asthma,then underactive thyroid,depression,anxiety,agoraphobia(not no longer), type 1 diabetes, menieres disease, m.e,fibromyalgia last yr and so far this yr I've athritis...watch this space as im being tested for swallowing/choking probs
     
  6. Lucyturner

    Lucyturner · Well-Known Member

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    Hi collectingrocks,
    That's right about my hba1c, it is insanely high, I just can't seem to get it down I am still seeing my diabetes specialist nurses and even they seem to run out of ideas.
    I had a similar issue with the seizures I fell in front of a bus, they swerved but no-one stopped they just left me there. But hey they probably thought I was drunk.

    Thanks everyone for your messages although it's rubbish that we all have these issues at least I don't feel alone.

    Lucy
     
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    patjenkins1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Keep positive. I am type 2 and I have ischemic heart disease even though I follow a low day diet. They told me I was unlucky. I also have the only type is COPD not caused by smoking, bronchiectasis , arthritis asthma and I have been treated for high blood pressure for over 30 years and high cholesterol. I have just found out that all if this and the diabetes could have been due to the fact I was very low birth weight at full term . I seems I was destined to be unwell. Look after yourself and I hope you get your seizures under control


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