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Other Illnesses

I have type 2 diabetes, and, for the past six months, my pinky finger and part of my ring finger on both hands have been numb. I was told it could be carpal tunnel syndrome. What is the cause of numbness in my hands? Is it related to my diabetes or something else?

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My 2 1/2 year old was diagnosed with type 1 on November 3, 2003. In hematology records (total of 3, one being last week) his blood is showing moderate levels of microcytes, slight poikilocytosis, few schistocytes, hypocromasia, burr cells and tear drop cells. In looking this up on the Internet I have found numerous cause, all scary.

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My almost eight year old son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 21 months old, has good overall health except for spurts of vomiting and dark, pigmented spots on his back. What could this be?

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For the last few months, my 15 year old daughter, who has had diabetes for 10 years, has had increased swelling in her arms and legs and what her doctor said was geographic tongue. Any explanation for this? Is it diabetes related?

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I am a 25 year old who has had type 1 diabetes almost eight years, and I have not gotten my period regularly for almost two years now. My doctor says that it is because of my weight gain, but I don’t think that’s it. Any suggestions?

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I have patches of white skin which are all scaly, always sweaty, and they smell. It’s now spreading to my toes,and when I walk a lot, it feels like something is squeezing my foot which throbs.

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Is there an connection between diabetes and viral infections? My son with type 1 seems to catch many viral infections?

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My son has ketotic hypoglycemia and takes levocarnitine. Is this standard practice? He still has symptoms. Should I get a second opinion?

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My daughter has strep for the fifth time since November. Is this related to her diabetes? If she needs a tonsillectomy, how will her diabetes be affected?

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I had salmonella in December and am now having higher blood sugars. Can salmonella have a long-term affect on type 2 diabetes?

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