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Type 2 Loss of taste and smell

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by nannoo_bird, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. nannoo_bird

    nannoo_bird · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all. I have been a Type 2 diabetic for around 14 years. I have recently noticed that I have impaired taste and smell. It seems to have come on quite quickly. I have not changed my medication. Could this be another complication of diabetes?
     
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    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @nannoo_bird
    This is from___https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/the-nose-knows-smell-disorders/

    Medical conditions, including Parkinson disease, Alzheimer, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes

    According to one neurologist, about half of people with diabetes have a diminished sense of both smell and taste.

    According to the link there are lot of possible causes for your symptoms. If I were you I would get my GP to check it out
     
  3. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It could be something as simple as sinusitis or inflamed passages - it happened to me years ago when I was cheffing, not the ideal condition for a chef to have - lol - make an appointment with your GP see if they can sort it - nothing worse than not being able to taste your food :)
     
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