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Other Illnesses

I am 43 and have had insulin dependent diabetes for 12 years. For the last three weeks, the back of my left knee has been swollen, appearing to be retaining water. It is sore, but not so painful to send me to a physician. Should I worry?

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Why does my 11 year old daughter who has diabetes keep passing out? No one can tell me why. She has had really high blood sugars lately, and her CAT scan came back negative.

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My eight and one-half year old was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago. For the past year or more, she has complained of her stomach hurting. Her doctor ordered an antibody test which was positive for IgG. What does this means in terms of her diabetes or overall health concerns?

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My 17 year old son has developed gynecomastia since the onset of his type 1 diabetes requiring surgery to correct. Can this be related to insulin use?

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My four-year-old daughter has type 1 diabetes. She has been having trouble with chronic yeast infections. Her vulva is always white and red with little blisters. It smells bad and is very itchy and burns when she voids. She has been having this trouble for a year and a half. I have been to a gynecologist and her specialist and they are unable to help me.

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My six year old has been diagnosed with ketotic hypoglycemia. Her insulin level was 91 after an oral glucose tolderance test. What would cause this?

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Could sudden numbness or tingling in one hand, sudden pain in the toes and very high levels of protein in the urine be diabetes? Or, could they be symptoms of lupus?

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The doctor believed my son’s fainting spells were because his sugar level dropped. He gave me a diet which also included several snacks between meals, and we have been monitoring this for about two years. Today, he had blood drawn to see if he has mono, and immediately afterward, he had a seizure. I have several questions.

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My daughter gets low grade fevers very often for apparently no reason sometimes, but always when her blood sugar is low. She may also get them after she eats or exercises. Could her fevers be from lows or blood sugar in general?

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I’ve had type 1 for about 20 years. Since giving birth last November, I’ve had chronic diarrhea. What do you think is causing it? What should I do? I also had preeclampsia while pregnant.

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