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My six year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about three weeks ago. He has also been mildly disfluent since he was about four years of age. We have been working with a speech pathologist who thought that it was developmental, and would go away as he got older. I am desperately looking for any information at all about a connection between disfluency and diabetes.

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I have a 27 year old daughter with Cri Du Chat Syndrome. Several months ago, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Have you seen or heard of another person with Type 1 Diabetes or perhaps even Type 2 who also has Cri Du Chat syndrome?

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Is there any realtionship between diabetes and splitting fingernails?

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Has anyone experienced significant loss of appetite or general tiredness after taking insulin even when resulting glucose levels are normal? This was experienced by my son, a newly diagnosed 12 year old.

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My 16 year old son, who has diabetes, has been using Vick’s Vaporub for a fungal infection on his left big toe. This seems to make it feel better for a short time, but it doesn’t seem to make it go away. Any suggestions? The local docs haven’t been able to deal with it.

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My seven year daughter, who has had diabetes since the age of one, was just diagnosed with celiac disease via intestinal biopsy. Should my husband, my son, and I be tested for celiac disease?

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My 13 old daughter, who has had diabetes since age four, developed juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) at age nine, and we have had problems coordinating the effects of one disease with the other, particularly medication for JRA. Is there a specialty that could handle both diseases?

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At a doctor’s appointment two months ago, I was astonished at a 17 pound weight loss and my greatly decreased insulin requirements. I am tired all the time, feel cold, have intermittent diarrhea, and have a difficult time dosing correctly to avoid a hypo. All tests so far have been normal or negative, but I know something is wrong. What should be my next step?

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I have had diabetes for almost 12 years now and started having seizures almost five years ago which I thought were due to low blood sugar reactions, but then I realized that they were not. I have seen a neurologist and have been put on Dilantin along with other treatment which did not work seeing as how I had another episode while on these drugs. I do not know where else to turn and hope this will sound familiar and you might have heard of similar situations.

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Ever since diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, my hair has been thinning and is slow to grow. I have had difficulties controlling my sugars in the past, and I am wondering if this is the cause of my hair loss. It Is there any advice you can give me about this problem?

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