From Clearwater, Florida, USA:
I have had type 1 diabetes for almost eight years. For about five of those years, I have had fluky symptoms of stomach upset, nausea, fatigue, bloating, cramps, constipation, sour stomach, menstrual irregularities, irritability after eating, etc. Sometimes the symptoms are so bad that I feel miserable. I have had an ultrasound of my stomach, which was fine; several blood tests; etc. I recently found a site on celiac disease and its association with diabetes. I have many of the symptoms on there. I had a blood test ordered by the doctor I work for and they came back negative. Are blood tests for celiac negative sometimes? I went and had an endoscopy done a few days ago and they took a biopsy, but those results have not come back yet. If it isn't celiac, I don't know what else it could be! What do you think about the blood test and what do you suggest?
The biopsy is the gold standard. The blood tests are usually done to figure out who needs a biopsy to make the diagnosis. If the biopsy is negative, it is unlikely you have the condition. There are other conditions associated with diabetes that can cause symptoms of nausea. These include gastroparesis, a motility disorder, that results when the stomach does not have enough movement to cause the food bolus to be moved along the gastrointestinal tract. It also might be unrelated to your diabetes. Make sure you keep in touch with your physician so that they can work with you on this and follow your progress.
Original posting 3 Jun 2006
Posted to Celiac
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:08
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.