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Immunosuppressive therapy

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by ivan 2, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. ivan 2

    ivan 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well controlled type 2 on insulin, but unfortunately, newly diagnosed Myasthenia gravis and immunosuppressive therapy suggested.
    Although I was told my diabetes can actually benefit from immunosuppression, I worry it can interfere with insulin resistance and make diabetes more difficult to control.
    In short, contradicting aspects and specialists seem to have their own point of view, regardless of conflicting issues.
    Any experience with immunosuppressive therapy in diabetes 2 is appreciated.Thank you.
  2. h884

    h884 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ivan

    Sorry to hear about the problems you are currently experiencing.

    I have Type 1 Diabetes and have been on immunosuppressant therapy for about 10 years. This has not resulted in any problems for me relating to my diabetes. I am also on steroids and that has caused many problems for my diabetes.

    Obviously not the same as yourself on various fronts but hopefully this is of some help
  3. Lou73

    Lou73 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am diabetic and also on Methotrexate and Rituximab due to Rheumatoid Arthritis. These have not caused any issues with my diabetes. I have also been taking Prednisolone since 2013, which can cause issues due to it raisingblood sugars - so sometimes need to increase my ratios.
  4. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Sorry to hear about your new diagnosis. Must be a terrible blow.
    I will tag in @JohnEGreen since he has MG
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