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Allergies, Blood Pressure and Type 1

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Dec 14, 2011. 7 Replies

Hi, Just wondering if anyone else might have a solution to this. I'm a Type 1 diabetic (30 years), and have been fighting high blood pressure for the last 10 years or so. I also have been fighting…Continue

Tags: Allergies

Endo appt yesterday - Creatinine Tests weren't good

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cora Aug 16, 2011. 1 Reply

Saw a new Endo yesterday. Happy because she's in the same town - don't have to drive far. But the urine tests didn't come out well.MICROALBUMIN, URINE 4.4MG/DLCREATININE, URINE 42.7…Continue

Type 1 Diabetes and Swollen Ankles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Torty5 Aug 4, 2011. 6 Replies

I am a long-time Type 1 diabetic (dx at age 12, 41 now). I have been very blessed to be without complications most of that time. Lately, though, some things have been cropping up - I have an endo…Continue

Diabetic Hand Syndrome - Complication

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emmy Jun 21, 2011. 3 Replies

Hi, all - new to the forum here. I'm enjoying reading everyone's posts so far. I have been a Type I since age 12, now 41 years old. For the last 5 years or so, I have been experiencing hand problems,…Continue

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acidrock23 replied to Torty5's discussion 'Allergies, Blood Pressure and Type 1'
"Sudafed *totally* cranks up your BP! I don't have the same problem with Claritin, which I prefer although for certain really nasty colds, I'll hit the sudafed."
Dec 14, 2011
pgcity replied to Torty5's discussion 'Allergies, Blood Pressure and Type 1'
"Hiya Torty5 I suffer from allergies and was advised by my consultant here in England to wash out my sinuses with salt water. I have been doing this twice a day for 4 months and it has made a dramatic difference. It did take a couple of weeks to…"
Dec 14, 2011
Brian (bsc) replied to Torty5's discussion 'Allergies, Blood Pressure and Type 1'
"The best thing I ever did for my sinuses was to give up smoking."
Dec 14, 2011
Ann replied to Torty5's discussion 'Allergies, Blood Pressure and Type 1'
"I've had a lot of trouble with sinus problems over the years. I'm allergic to a lot of trees and grasses as well as molds. I find the post-nasal drip to be one of the most annoying things, but Nasacort, which is a prescription cortisone…"
Dec 13, 2011
Natalie ._c- replied to Torty5's discussion 'Allergies, Blood Pressure and Type 1'
"I tested negative for allergies too, but the allergist told me that you can test negative and still actually have allergies. They just can't give you desensitization shots if they don't know what you're allergic to. Plus there is…"
Dec 13, 2011
smileandnod replied to Torty5's discussion 'Allergies, Blood Pressure and Type 1'
"Hi Torty, I feel your pain. I'm Type I for 25 years and also have severe nasal allergies. I do not have high blood pressure but my docs don't want me to take anything with a decongestant because they say research shows long term use causes…"
Dec 13, 2011
Mike S. replied to Torty5's discussion 'Allergies, Blood Pressure and Type 1'
"Have you tried Sudafed? Check with doc first."
Dec 13, 2011
Torty5 posted a discussion

Allergies, Blood Pressure and Type 1

Hi, Just wondering if anyone else might have a solution to this. I'm a Type 1 diabetic (30 years), and have been fighting high blood pressure for the last 10 years or so. I also have been fighting some severe nasal allergies - severe post nasal drip that causes me cough consistently and sometimes so severely that I can't function - stop the car when I'm driving, leave the room for meetings, and such. I was tested for normal allergies and the tests all came back negative - but I find that dust,…See More
Dec 13, 2011
Torty5 posted a status
"Took a nice long walk with hubby last night. Did wonders..."
Aug 17, 2011
Cora replied to Torty5's discussion 'Endo appt yesterday - Creatinine Tests weren't good'
"I won't really comment on the urinalysis because especially with creatinine, it is your blood level that is more important. What I can tell you is that with modern knowledge about diet and drugs (ace inhibitors are the gold standard) it is…"
Aug 16, 2011
Torty5 posted a discussion

Endo appt yesterday - Creatinine Tests weren't good

Saw a new Endo yesterday. Happy because she's in the same town - don't have to drive far. But the urine tests didn't come out well.MICROALBUMIN, URINE 4.4MG/DLCREATININE, URINE 42.7 MG/DLMICROALBUMIN/CREATININE RATIO, URINE 103.0MG/GExpecting a follow up call from her today for further testing. Anyone have experience with how off these test results are? They were marked as high, and I've been having some problems with swelling in my hands and feet, so I'm expecting some follow up.See More
Aug 16, 2011
Torty5 replied to Torty5's discussion 'Type 1 Diabetes and Swollen Ankles'
"Sounds like what is happening to me. Had to smile though - I am a church secretary, and much as I am tempted sometimes, they probably would frown on me sitting in the sun eating chips and drinking beer. There are days, though..."
Aug 4, 2011
kphil06 replied to Torty5's discussion 'Type 1 Diabetes and Swollen Ankles'
"this same thing also happened to me too. the first time i noticed it was after a bout of DKA after I was discharged. i had an ultrasound, which came back normal-- no DVT's or anything like that. After a couple of days wearing compression…"
Aug 4, 2011
Susi (Ladalife) replied to Torty5's discussion 'Type 1 Diabetes and Swollen Ankles'
"I have it all the time in summer, exactly as you do. I truly hate the heat, but I live in Australia, so there,s no escaping it unlss I go somewhere where I can't take the cold, like Tasmania. When I have it, blood sugar very normal, blood…"
Aug 4, 2011
Mayumi replied to Torty5's discussion 'Type 1 Diabetes and Swollen Ankles'
"Although some doctors are not familiar with it, swollen legs and ankles can be a sign of lymphedema. My doctor always told me that I was too fat (which is obvious) and gave me a diuretic. When that didn't work, he told me I must be eating foods…"
Aug 3, 2011
Torty5 replied to mhynes's discussion 'Infusion sites for a tubed pump'
"I use my legs, upper thighs/butt area, and my stomach. I have a pretty routine rotation between the 6 areas (each side). Had no problems with any sites."
Jul 31, 2011

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At 6:08pm on June 21, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Torty- Thanks for the friend add. If you have any questions about the site, just stop by my page.
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Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
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Hi Torty- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
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