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How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist to deal with diabetes and the complications secondary to this. Focus on these issues, and later, if things seem peculiar look into co-morbities. Lastly, if you possess diabetes and lupus, doubt you have ms in addition. ...Read more

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I have both systemic lupus/sjogrens overlap & used to have idiopathic central diabetes inspidus. Could the diseases somehow be related?

I have both systemic lupus/sjogrens overlap & used to have idiopathic central diabetes inspidus. Could  the diseases somehow be related?

"Used to"?: Hi. I'm unclear...did your central DI spontaneously resolve? We don't expect to see that, and it makes me question the original diagnosis of DI in the first place. There appears to be an autoimmune cause of at least a subset of idiopathic central DI, and this is more likely in the setting of other autoimmune diseases (SLE, Sjögren's), but it doesn't spontaneously go away. Ergo, I can't say. ...Read more

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What is the connection between lupus, diabetes mellitus, and thyroid?

What is the connection between lupus, diabetes mellitus, and thyroid?

Association: All three are autoimmune disorders which mean that the body is attacking itself. Some organs affected may be glands as in thyroid disease and some could be skin or kidney as in lupus. ...Read more

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My mum was diagnosed with sle lupus about one year and 6 months ago, she also has diabetes, what can I expect?

My mum was diagnosed with sle lupus about one year and 6 months ago, she also has diabetes, what can I expect?

SLE and Diabetes: With appropriate medical care, medication compliance and excellent follow up with your diabetologist and rheumatologist, there is no reason that your mother can not lead a healthy, happy and productive life. ...Read more

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Severe progressive peripheral neuropathy. For 10 years. Type 2 diabetes for 2 years. ? Lupus?

Severe progressive peripheral neuropathy.  For 10 years.  Type 2  diabetes for 2 years. ? Lupus?

Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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I had corrective surgery for sternal nonunion. A metal plate with wiring was placed. It is 8 weeks after and I am still having pain, is this normal. I have lupus type 1 diabetes, and fibromyalgia.

I had corrective surgery for sternal nonunion. A metal plate with wiring was placed. It is 8 weeks after and I am still having pain, is this normal. I have lupus type 1 diabetes, and fibromyalgia.

Complicated: Unfortunately, your additional diagnoses willvtend to slow the healing process, and cansensitize you to pain that in ssomeone without them might find less intense. 8 weeksis still plenty of time to expect at least pain improvement if not rresolution. See yoursurgeon for follow up. ...Read more

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My sister needs a kidney due to lupus and my father has had a kidney transplant due to his type 2 diabetes. What are my risks if i donate?

My sister needs a kidney due to lupus and my father has had a kidney transplant due to his type 2 diabetes. What are my risks if i donate?

Kidney transplant: There are two things to consider. Your risk of surgical complications which is relatively low, and your risk of needing a transplant yourself (due to diabetes or lupus) which worth discussion. You are 20x more likely to develop lupus since you have a sibling with lupus. You are also at a slightly higher risk of diabetes as well. You should go see dr. Louis cohen at cedars-sinai. 30yrs of experienc. ...Read more

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Cousin has lupus & diabetes, was taken to hospital with pneumonia & sepsis. Has now been on ventilator & in kenetic bed 4 days. What can you tell me?

Cousin has lupus & diabetes, was taken to hospital with pneumonia & sepsis. Has now been on ventilator & in kenetic bed 4 days. What can you tell me?

Challenging: Patients with pneumonia and respiratory failure requiring a ventilator often need to be on the machine until their lungs improve. Typically, the physician will check each morning to see how the patient is doing regarding ability to wean off the vent. Since they are also sedated, there is a higher likelihood of developing pressure ulcers, so specialized beds are used to try to prevent these. ...Read more

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