Ankle Giving Out connected to Turner's Syndrome and Diabetes

By anitamusser Latest Reply 2008-11-07 12:29:02 -0600
Started 2008-11-07 11:21:41 -0600

I walked to my mailbox today and my left ankle gave out 3 times. I live up a long graveled driveway and walking to the mailbox gives me lots of exercize each day and it is also so enjoyable to me. My legs and ankles use to give out on me when i was younger going to high school when i would walk down a long drive to meet the bus. My mom took me to the dr then when i was 13 and that is when they discovered i had Turner's Syndrome. I think my ankles giving out was and is also due to my Type 1 diabetes. Does anyone know what the connection is between Turner's Syndrome and Diabetes. John, maybe you know of a connection? I am just so curious. Thanks.

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kdroberts 2008-11-07 11:27:53 -0600 Report

Isn't Turner's Syndrome a chromosomal disorder? If it is then it's highly unlikely it's linked to diabetes. Diabetes does all sorts of things to the body so it's possible that it can make your ankles weaker.

anitamusser 2008-11-07 12:29:02 -0600 Report

Turner's Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder. It is due to a missing x chromosome. It also is prevelant in short people and people with an underactive thyroid. I take 2 calcium capsules a day for my bones and i drink milk. Thanks KD for your help. I really appreciate it. Hope you are having a great day.

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