A 27-year-old female asked:
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what complication should i be expecting with uncontrolled diabetes and untreated sickle cell dieses, which i''ve had for a little over 26 years..?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In both cases: There is significant risk for kidney disease and even chronic renal failure. That would be a huge incentive to get on a proper treatment plan.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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Dr. Noah Federman
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Complications: The complications of uncontrolled diabetes can be significant and severe over time including kidney failure, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease. Sickle cell disease can contribute to these complications. My advice would be to see a physician as soon as possible to start managing these chronic diseases--better late than never.
Answered on May 19, 2016
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Dr. Craig MacArthur
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Heart and kidney: Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and sickle cell anemia both cause vascular disease that might put you at risk for stroke, heart attack, and renal failure in the future. Both diseases can cause small arteriole disease that can result in gangrene and need for amputations of extremities in the future. I urge you to see a doctor and develop a plan to control your diabetes mellitus.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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