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Hyperglycaemia and back ache

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Nicola M, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Nicola M

    Nicola M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ever since my DKA admission a couple of years ago along with the regular symptoms of being Hyper (thirsty, tired, feel sick, using the bathroom more) I also get upper backache quite bad, it comes on when I'm starting to rise and eases off as soon as my blood sugars are back in range. Looking around on the internet no one seems to mention backache as being a symptom of a Hyper, does anyone else suffer from this?
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    When you talk about your upper back; how far up do you mean? I'm wondering if your kidneys are objecting to the additional work, clearing the glucose, but to be clear, that is pure speculation on my part.
     
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    Nicola M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello, I had to google this so excuse the term, it's level with where the Deltoid muscle is, all across that area.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Thanks for clarifying.
     
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