For People With Multiple Conditions


For People With Multiple Conditions

This is a support group for people with multiple medical conditions.

Members: 111
Latest Activity: Mar 7

Diabetes Forum

Ankle injury -- unrealized -- common for RA / diabetes patients?:

Started by Kate. Last reply by Kate Jan 19. 6 Replies

Hey everyone. Hope everyone is enjoying the new year so far. Well, Tuesday morning I woke at 6 am with my right (good) ankle aching, but I didn't think anything of it. Got dressed for work, but my…Continue

Tags: diabetes, arthritis, rheumatoid, RA, Injury

RA Cure?

Started by Terrie. Last reply by Terrie Dec 30, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi All! I hope that you had a good Christmas and will enjoy a healthier New Year 2015.I thought that I'd add this article. I found it interesting and encouraging, although I do not think of it as a…Continue

RA and chronic iritis--anyone found relief?

Started by Kate. Last reply by krisa Dec 14, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi all -Had my annual vision and medical eye exams yesterday. Need a new prescription after one year--I'm guessing due to the diabetes diagnosis. Thankfully no diabetic retinopathy (which my mom…Continue

Tags: diabetes, prednisone, iritis, arthritis, rheumatoid

Increasing Remicade, A1C stable, getting second endo opinion (YAY!)

Started by Kate Dec 9, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi all, hope everyone's well dealing with the artic vortex in some form or fashion. Here it's cold in the mornings and nice by mid-morning until evening.Got my Remicade today--so happy, it's only…Continue

Tags: A1C, BGs, hypos, diabetes, Remicade

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Comment by Linda G on September 17, 2011 at 11:24pm
Evening everyone, and thanks for the invitation pinky ♥
Comment by Robert Miles on September 17, 2011 at 7:16pm
Donna H,

You may be interested in this planned clinical trial, initially for type 1 but with plans to repeat it later for other autoimmune conditions:
Comment by Jodil on September 17, 2011 at 11:42am
Hi All,

I am a Type 1 diabetic also with multiple issues. Aside from Type 1 diabetes, I have gastroparesis (severe), dysphagia (trouble swallowing), Hashimoto's and severe acid reflux due to the gastroparesis (and I am only 42 :-( and my son at age 8 last year was also diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes :-( but is a real trooper and IS INCREDIBLE inspiration!!! I wish everyone in this group and thank others for being so inpirational!!! Eventhough I am on 90% all liquid/puree diet I am thankful that I am not on a feeding tube and try to live life to the fullest :-)
Comment by Donna H on September 17, 2011 at 6:54am
Thanks for the invitation Pinky. I had a auto immune attack that seems to not want to quit - -Type 1, Hashimotos (with severe bouts of acute thyroiditis), frozen shoulder twice now (equal opportunity on the shoulders), and still tryinng to find the reason for a sed rate that is through the roof -- always over 100 (been through, biopsies, catscans, pet scans -- no answers). All that said -- I actually consider myself pretty darn healthy. I have a supuerb endo who is really a special person and thanks to her, I have decent control over everything.
Comment by Zolar1 on September 14, 2011 at 2:11pm
Saw my endo yesterday. My A1C went up to 5.7 . My blood pressure shot up from normal to 142, my cholesterol is sky high now, and I am having more chest pains than usual.

Doc upped my insulin from around 15-20 units to a whopping 140 units per day. I had to ask her for cholesterol meds (statins).

I have to see another doc for diagnosis on rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.

My diabetes status has been downgraded from just a type 2 to a type 2 with complications.

Falling apart here...
Comment by Doris D on September 14, 2011 at 9:33am
Thanks for the invite Pinky. I will be back later to tell u guys more. Drs appotiments all day today what can I say???
Comment by Brian on September 10, 2011 at 4:38pm
I'm a type 1 diabetic and colon cancer survivor. It is a goal of mine to encourage others to live healthy, active lifestyles despite living with chronic disease. I want to reach new limits and redefine what it means to be a person living with diabetes, cancer or other illnesses.
Comment by pinkyspurse on August 30, 2011 at 8:54am
I think I'm done with the discussion categories. Let me know what you think under Feedback/Suggestions!
Comment by pinkyspurse on August 30, 2011 at 8:41am
Ok, so I'm going to start dividing the forum into categories. This is a little difficult since most diseases fall into more than one category, so I'll try to make it as simple as possible.
Comment by Zolar1 on August 26, 2011 at 8:03pm
Out of all our landlord's buildings, we are the only family.

The state will not do anything either.

Who knows what the EPA is going to do. I suspect a mere slap on the wrist for my landlord.

I hate 'Teflon' landlords. Surely there has to be some justice in this world.

I may still have one or two cards left to play yet.
If I can get just one of them to stick, then my landlord can be held accountable.

It's pretty much a waiting game now.

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