symptom to symptom to symptom....

By surfcitygirl Latest Reply 2010-05-18 00:05:23 -0500
Started 2010-05-16 00:56:47 -0500

Hi. I just joined this site and anxious to get ideas and information. My son is 23 yrs. old with type 2 diabetes. His colesterol and blood pressure are normal. He also has seizures which he takes Dilantin to control it. And he is also autistic.
Just wondering if any or all of these can be related in some way.

4 replies

GabbyPA 2010-05-16 10:22:31 -0500 Report

Welcome to the site Surfcitygirl. We are glad you are here. I have come across several discussions that can help you with the seizures, but I have not seen any on the autism. You must have a halo above your head to have to be working with such issues. Your son is very fortunate for such a mom.

Here are some discussions that might help.

surfcitygirl 2010-05-17 23:56:51 -0500 Report

Thank you Gabby. I will look up the link you have sent me. When my son was first diagnosed with type 2 at 16, the doctor wanted him to lose about 30 pounds to keep his levels normal. I was his personal trainer and had him exercise. I told him don't stop till he was sweating. I exercised right with him. He lost the 30 pounds in 3 months. I'm proud of him and that I can be strong with him.

monkeymama 2010-05-16 01:47:13 -0500 Report

Hello there! Has he ever been checked for other genetic disorders or diseases that may linked these together. This could be a possibility or it may just be a mere coincidence that this has occurred. My younger two kids have a potentially life threatening disease and a bad family history on virtually all sides of having diabetes. They are watched closely for this added issue; especially my little boy who too suffers from a seizure disorder and other linked issues to the disease. I wish you the very best of luck.

surfcitygirl 2010-05-18 00:05:23 -0500 Report

Thank you for you input monkeymama. I have been looking into the one disease called "Dend Syndrome." It has alot of symptoms wraped together, including diabetes and seizures. I mentioned the autism wondering if the way his brain is wired if it is causing him to have other diagnoses - hence "Dend Syndrome."
I will pray for your two younger kids. I hope everything goes well.

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