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I am 27 year old male who has had diabetes for almost four years. I was recently diagnosed with nephropathy, and I went on an ACE inhibitor. Now, I have heart problems and hypertension. Can there be rapid onset of diabetes complications?

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Last year, my 49 year old sister passed away from what the doctors said were long-term effects of diabetes, which she had this since day one of her life. She had “brittle diabetes”, and to my knowledge, she was never “under control”.

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My son was diagnosed 8 years ago with Type 1 diabetes. He has motility problems with his bowel after a gastric emptying test. His doctor said that nothing can be done. Should we go to another doctor?

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Can diabetes effect a child’s height?

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I’m a 30-year-old male type 2 diagnosed a year ago. My last A1c is 5.5 checked about 2 months ago. Now I feel constant numbness and pain in the thigh area of both legs. Since I check my sugar level every day and it’s quite normal, is there anything else I can do to improve the sensation on my legs?

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In the past six months my father has rapidly gained weight, falls asleep while eating, or at church, etc., and is now complaining of not being able to walk due to the pain in his hips, and is even having a hard time breathing. What other measures can I explore before I get my father to change doctors?

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My 12 year old daughter has type 1 diabetes, and I am trying to find out whether growth development problems can occur with poorly controlled diabetes. If so, how poor would control have to be to cause problems?

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My 13 year old daughter has had type 1 for five and a half years. Are her kidneys starting to be affected by her diabetes, and is she more at risk for kidney disease later?

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My mother-in-law has diabetes, is nauseated, and sometimes she vomits. Her doctor says that diabetes causes this. What we can do about this?

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My 84 year old father has always worn support socks, but he is beginning to experience more difficulty with his feet discoloring. Do his socks promote circulation or would less fitted socks be better to promote circulation to his feet?

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