I have had type 1 since 1957 and have recently been told I have anemia of chronic disease when I asked about being tired all the time. My endocrinologist knows of no treatment. My last A1c was 6.4, thyroid level is good and all other test show normal. Is there a treatment for this condition?
It is important to rule out other causes of anemia before making the diagnosis of anemia of chronic disease. You said that all of the tests were normal, but it is important that the right tests were done. The best treatment for anemia of chronic disease is treatment of the chronic disease. Since your A1C is 6.4%, your diabetes is under great control as long as you are not having frequent or severe hypoglycemia. I don’t know if you have any other chronic diseases. If you do, it would be important to make sure they are treated as well. On a different note, since you have had diabetes for over 50 years, you are qualified to receive the Joslin 50-year medal. You can learn more about the medalist program by clicking on this link: http://www.joslin.org/joslin_medalist_program.html