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Other Illnesses

Over the last few weeks, my 15 year old son diagnosed about three weeks ago, has been losing a lot of hair. Do all newly diagnosed people lose hair? If so and it is so common, why don’t the text books mention? What is the cause? How long will it last? How bad will it get? When will it stop?

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I have type 1 caused by an inflammation of the pancreas due to alcoholism. Since I am no longer drinking, could my pancreas again produce insulin? I also have pancreatitis, neuropathy and am on Fentanyl patches.

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My teen son, who has had diabetes for about nine years, has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and growth hormone deficiency. Is there a correlation between all these hormone issues?

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How common is it for a child with type 1 diabetes, celiac, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis also to get Addison’s disease?

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My daughter has type 1, celiac, and possibly NASH. Are there any clinics in the United States that specialize in the management and treatment of multiple diseases?

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My adult daughter has a mass in the tail of her pancreas that will be removed surgically next month. How will her digestive enzymes be affected? Will the endocrine portion also be affected? Will she need insulin? How does her pernicious anemia related to diabetes? We both have it.

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My son has morphea on his abdomen so he is injecting insulin away from the lesion. Sometimes the insulin seems ineffective. How does the morphea affect insulin absorption?

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My aunt who has Hepatitis C sometimes stays with my mom. Though I am careful when checking my blood sugar at mom’s, do I need to be concerned about contracting Hepatitis C by touching things my aunt may have touched?

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I just learned a month ago that my 13-year-old has a bacterial infection that may take months to treat. Could this contribute to her control? The doctor says she is not getting her insulin, but I have been working hard at this.

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Diagnosed at age three, my older teen has necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum. Is it related to blood sugars? Are there any new therapies to improve or eradicate it?

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