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In a 40 year old woman, can diabetes give a positive hepatitis C result? Can diabetes raise your liver enzymes?

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My six year old grandson was diagnosed a year ago with type 2 diabetes. Three months ago, we learned that he was born with only one kidney, and only 90% of that was healthy. How much of a normal life will he be able to expect?

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I have had Type 1 diabetes for 30 years. During the last weeks I have noticed that my hands and feet are feeling cold. Is this “cold” feeling something that is related to my long duration of diabetes?

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I have been a diabetic for 22 years and am 26 years old. Three years ago I was told they found a trace of protein in my urine. My doctor said I do not have nephropathy — yet putting me on Zestril seems as if he is treating me for kidney disease.

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I’m wondering about the relationship of sleep apnea to diabetes and, specifically, whether the effect of lack of sleep on the immune system could be a contributing factor in the onset of diabetes and how lack of sleep affects blood sugar levels in general.

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I am a 29 year old male recently diagnosed with type, and I am worried about complications in later life, particularly amputations. Five years ago, I broke my foot in 13 places. Does this trauma elevate the risk of amputation in later life?

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My 22 year old boyfriend has type 2 diabetes and has not taken great care of himself. We have been having unprotected sex for quite some time and nothing has happened. I am not trying to become pregnant, but I have been tested so I know that it is not me. If you have diabetes and you do not take care of yourself, can this make you sterile?

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I am a 31 year old who has had type 1 diabetes for 22 years, and I am beginning to have trouble with flexor tenosynovitis in my index fingers. I work in an office and type constantly. I’ve had one injection to relieve trigger finger, but the pain/problem seems to be returning. Are there physical exercises and/or vitamin therapies for this type of problem?

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I am 26 years old, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes eight years ago, and I have been experiencing pains in my upper back and neck. Are there any complications of diabetes that might affect the spine?

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I have had type 1 diabetes for 21 years. Why three months ago did I have a leaky blood vessel in my eye when, for the past five years, my A1c’s have all been under 7.2%?

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