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Q:

I have type 2 diabetes and it has caused some physical problems, including gastroperiesis and neuropathy and my sight got worse. Why is it affecting me this way and not others I know with type 1 or 2 diabetes?

Dr. David Erani

A:

Diabetes can cause many physical problems or complications. These complications can be caused by either type of diabetes. You can prevent many of them or keep them from getting worse by keeping you blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol under control.

April 5, 2013 at 7:24 pm

5 replies

elmirerod1919
elmirerod1919 2014-09-20 13:38:28 -0500 Report

ok i'm gonna intervene. You are a type 1, and i'd lay a thousand dollars on the table that you are a type one. I had the most horrible pain and they diagnosed me as t2 for six years. all that time the "neuropathy" was nothing except your body's autoimmune response. Your body is telling you that you are NOT type 2. This is what happened to me. One week ago i was told after a REAL test that i am type 1 and the neuropathy is gone the minute i was treated with various insulins and tested my sugar 6 times a day not once every 6 days, i never used to bother when i was told i was a two becasue it was always so hi many times the machine said HI and i just didn't want to see it. Now that i'm using humalog i love to test. Sounds wierd but i feel so so so much better now. If i could only describe how sick i was yet they were insistent i was a two, the puking involuntarily, swooning if i was in line and had nothing to lean on. yes, i was very ill and i knew i had type 1 but the doctors knew my body better than me. I hope you get to see this before it gets taken down cause it just may save your life. I am 20/20 for vision but curiously the blurriness is all gone. far far things used to be really blurry. Now only the phone book is but alas, i'm 46 so of course i need readers now diabetic or not. Don't let anyone tell you that you're a type two without a c peptide test first. Type 2 ALWAYS works with pills only for the rest of your life and it can be reversed thru stomach stapling or starvation for three months. No matter what they tell you 2 is reversible

lanykins
lanykins 2013-04-30 21:21:21 -0500 Report

I certainly hope that wouldn't happen. The best thing for you to do is begin making friends as soon as you move. If you could find another diabetic or two that would be helpful. But make sure your new friends know you are having so many difficulties, don't be shy about it. That way they will want to be in frequent touch with you and you won't be left alone day after day. That is vital. A place of your own is a great feeling and fun to do, just make sure you have people around you who understand and care and that you feel good about helping too. Good luck SisterAngel57

lanykins
lanykins 2013-04-30 21:21:20 -0500 Report

I certainly hope that wouldn't happen. The best thing for you to do is begin making friends as soon as you move. If you could find another diabetic or two that would be helpful. But make sure your new friends know you are having so many difficulties, don't be shy about it. That way they will want to be in frequent touch with you and you won't be left alone day after day. That is vital. A place of your own is a great feeling and fun to do, just make sure you have people around you who understand and care and that you feel good about helping too. Good luck SisterAngel57

SisterAngel57
SisterAngel57 2013-04-30 20:58:56 -0500 Report

I'm new to this diabetic stuff, I have type 2 diabetes, I have Chronic Kidney disease that has just went from 2 to 3. I have COPD and now as of today my eyes are getting bad. I have a friend who has a sister who was diagnosed when she was young. she was like in her 30's and they found her dead. I'm looking a getting a place of my own here in the near future and was wondering if I'm gonna be found dead at some point?