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About two and a half years ago, while living in Alaska, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I moved to the UK in the last six months, and my eyes are constantly watering. Can anyone tell me why my eyes are constantly watering? What can I do to stop this?

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Both my four year son and I have diabetes, and my nine year old tested positive for celiac disease but her biopsy was negative. I know that in people with diabetes, 5-8% of people can develop celiac disease. What are the chances of developing diabetes if you tested positive for celiac disease?

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Is celiac disease also an autoimmune condition? Does a person with an autoimmune disease run the risk of developing other autoimmune diseases?

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My six year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two months ago. For at least the past three years, he has been a child with little energy who tires easily. Since his diagnosis and treatment he has been a lot more energetic! Is it possible that the diabetes could have been affecting him in some way for the past few years, even though the actual symptoms only started about three weeks before his diagnosis?

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My seven ear old son has had type 1 diabetes for four years. When he has episodes of high blood sugars, he develops repeated infections and thrush under his foreskin. What can be done to prevent this? Should he be circumcised?

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About three months ago. I was diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) after having complained of unusual symptoms following an epileptic seizure. Do people who have epilepsy caused by brain damage have their glucose levels rise when they have a seizure, and go back to normal about an hour later?

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In my role as Welfare Officer for our local Multiple Sclerosis (MS) branch, I have had a call from the husband of a member who has chronic progressive MS, has recently been diagnosed with diabetes. Her treatment plan is difficult because she has care givers who visit to help with meals, etc., who visit only twice a day. Can let me know of any experience of diabetes and MS or can point me to a web resource?

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Our 15 year old son has had type on diabetes since February 1995. A couple of days ago he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Do any of you have any experience dealing with this combination of type 1 diabetes, AML, and the pump? And due to his diabetes, what can we expect when he has his bone marrow transplant as far as blood sugars and could it help his diabetes?

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My seven and a half year old daughter started the insulin pump with 20% diluted insulin about a month ago, and about a week later, she developed tiny little bumps around her nose and under her eye. Could this be from the diluent they use? We not changed soaps, so I know it is not that.

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My teenage son, who has type 1 diabetes, recently tried a new, young endocrinologist who suggested we test for Addison’s disease. What is Addison’s disease? What are its symptoms? Is this a routine test given to people with type 1 diabetes?

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