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Other Illnesses

This patient has been treated twice within the last eight weeks for a urinary tract infection (UTI). Why do older women get frequent UTIs?

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My daughter is Type 1, has been for 3 years and doing well. My question now is about myself. I have had a few “panic attacks” for the first time in my life.

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Do allergy symptoms cause an increase in blood sugars?

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I have Type 1 diabetes and would like feedback on a deep seated itch which is under the skin and this itchiness causes me to scratch for hours.

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My five year old son, who has had type 1 diabetes since age two, was bitten by a stray dog and is undergoing a rabies shot series. Are there any precautions or things I should look for in relationship to his diabetes?

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My mother developed type 1 diabetes at age 42. She is now 58 and has what appears to be Alzheimer’s disease. Can the diabetes contribute to this disease? Could she have been poisoned somehow?

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Since patients with type 1 diabetes have an autoimmune disease, do they have the chance of other organs being attacked also?

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Since I developed diabetes, I have never been so tired (I know that is one of the symptoms of someone with diabetes), but, no matter how much sleep I get, by 1:00-2:00 pm, every day, I feel really dopey (like I could drop and fall asleep). What’s wrong with me? Am I lacking a vitamin or something?

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I have type 1 diabetes, I am not on any medications other then insulin (Ultralente and Humalog), and my blood sugar has been less than 60 mg/dl [3.3 mmol/L] three times in the last two weeks. Each low was followed by bad abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Could the cramps and diarrhea have anything at all to do with the lows or was it just strange timing that it happened right after the lows?

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My 16 year old niece has had diabetes for approximately three years and is not managing her diabetes well. Recently I have become aware, accidently, that she has difficulty holding her urine. She is up often at night to urinate and often does not make it to the bathroom in time. What could this frequent urination at night suggest?

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