TYPE 1 DIABETES AND WEGENERS GRANULOMATOSIS

caregiver brandy
By caregiver brandy Latest Reply 2014-05-26 21:38:35 -0500
Started 2014-05-26 10:23:04 -0500

FIRST THANK YOU ALL FOR LETTING ME JOIN YOU. I AM 33 ALMOST 34 AND MY HUSBAND HAS TYPE 1 DIABETES WHICH TOOK HIS SIGHT ABOUT A YR AND A HALF AGO AND I SUFFER FROM THE EXTREMELY RARE DISEASE KNOWN AS WEGENER'S GRANULOMATOSIS AND I AM NOT THE BEST EXPERT ON EITHER I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR TIME AND RESPONSES AGAIN THANK YOU SO MUCH!


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jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-05-26 14:41:48 -0500 Report

Howdy Brandy
Did you have questions about either of these conditions?

Even though most of us here are not medical Drs, there are many here who can tell of their struggles with diabetes.

Regarding the Wegner's Granulamatosis, that may be more difficult as there may or may not be someone here who has experienced it and the only thing we could do in the case of no one having had experience with it is we could do a internet search for it. and share what we found.

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-26 21:38:35 -0500 Report

I had to look it up and this is what I found.

Wegener's granulomatosis (VEG-eh-nerz gran-u-loe-muh-TOE-sis) is an uncommon disorder that causes inflammation of your blood vessels. This inflammation restricts blood flow to various organs.

Wegener's granulomatosis, which is also called granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), often affects your kidneys, lungs and upper respiratory tract. The restricted blood flow to these organs can damage them. Wegener's can affect other organs, but this isn't as common, and generally isn't as serious.

Wegener's granulomatosis also produces a type of inflammatory tissue known as a granuloma that's found around the blood vessels. Granulomas can destroy normal tissue. There is no known cause for Wegener's granulomatosis.

Early diagnosis and treatment of Wegener's granulomatosis may lead to a full recovery. Without treatment, Wegener's granulomatosis can be fatal, most commonly from kidney failure. Mayo Clinic

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