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What other auto immune illnesses do you have apart from type 1 ?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Juicyj, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    In my never ending quest for knowledge I'd like anyone reading this post to respond with either a yes or no and details of what other auto immune illnesses people have.

    I have an under active thyroid but know type 1 can be linked to other illnesses, and when I was diagnosed I couldn't understand why the doctors couldn't treat the cause to my type 1 as the pancreas was still working, so it meant my body hadn't quite killed it off, now it's dead there isn't anything that can be done, but I've read that in the US they treat the underlying causes which can be anything from toxins, stress, yeast in the gut to gluten and wheat intolerances.

    There is a definite link so it would be good to know what sort of % have other illnesses and what treatment people have had ?

    ;)
     
  2. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes - I have coeliac disease. Treatment is to stop eating gluten to prevent the immune system from attacking the villi.

    If only there was such a simple cure for T1.
     
  3. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Are rabies and mange autoimmune diseases?
     
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  4. debbiiee

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    Rabies(viral) & mange(parasitic) are infectious diseases. Not autoimmune.... The manifestations of mange depends on host immune responses causing allergy to the antigen...

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  5. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had eczema as a kid, but only when very young.
     
  6. paul-1976

    paul-1976 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Crohns disease and psoriasis for my sins.
     
  7. Alanp35

    Alanp35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Crikey !
    Rheumatoid arthritis
    Leukoderma (vitiligo)
    Eczema
    Hypothyroidism (Myxedema)
    Asthma - comes and goes

    Never boring round here.
     
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  8. Riri

    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Lots of skin issues, adult onset acne, eczema and rosacea. Stomach troubles all the time which doctors think may be IBS. Nothing else major thankfully.
     
  9. alaska

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    Type 1 diagnosed at age 11. No other autoimmune diseases that I'm aware of.

    My granddad was diagnosed with what was assumed to be type 1 diabetes later in his life (50+) and my grandma (same side of the family) has coeliac.
     
  10. Auckland Canary

    Auckland Canary Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Baldness..lost most of it in my 20's and I believe it is an auto immune condition
     
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  11. SandyDee

    SandyDee Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hypothyroidism and eczema both only since diabetes and have had alopecia which is sometimes considered autoimmune
     
  12. johnmtp

    johnmtp Type 1 · Member

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    Ulcerative colitis - treated with steroids and immunosuppressants.
    Developed type 1 about a year and half after having my colon removed, and coming off all the medication.
     
  13. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Debbie you have fallen victim to British humour. :)

    I do not have rabies and mange, though my avatar is fighting off a bad case of both at the moment.
     
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  14. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Wow - seems that alot of us have other stuff too - has anyone ever looked at the links between this and food eaten at all ?
     
  15. Kelsie

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    Type one since July 2013, also have Eczema, asthma, adult acne and severe peanut allergy. My brother is also type one
     
  16. scoyyt57

    scoyyt57 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diabetes Type 1 and hypothyroidism.
     
  17. katebrady

    katebrady Type 1 · Member

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    well here goes
    limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis diagnosed age 17
    Type 1 diabetes age 33 (insulin resistant, metformin does nothing for me except upsets my stomach so stopped taking them)
    Underactive thyroid age 51
    sjogren's syndrome age 56
    osteoarthritis
    not to coeliac but
    last but not least although not auto-immune they all go together - yes Gastroparesis
    all the usual long term effects retinopathy, maculopathy, nerve damage to feet etc etc because I was told for years by the then diabetic nurse having complained of constant BG levels of 22 plus almost the morning that it was "just you Kate Brady". Now even on a pump which has helped tremendously I still have around 14/170 units per day depending on food etc. but I'm still here to tell the tale. be happy. Kate
     
  18. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes - rosacea / adult acne
     
  19. DonnaC-T

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    Type 1 and Raymauds. I'm being tested for all sorts at the moment too. X
     
  20. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Seem to escaped most of what's been said, although I have been tested for Coeliac Disease before which turned out to be fine. Only complication to date from diabetes has been retinopathy, but that has been stable for the last 9 years.
     
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