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Re: [IP] Insulin Antibody

--- Kathy Bruckmeyer <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Hi all.
> Went to dr. yesterday and still have severe anemia
> but had checked out,
> don't have mediterranean anemia. I've been taking
> iron supplements and now
> she wants me to either take two of them per day or
> go on a prescription one.
> A1c was 8.1 up from 7.4 and I don't care anymore.
> I told her there is nothing I can do any longer to
> keep the b.g. under
> control.  Have days where I can take tons of insulin
> and it does nothing and
> other days b.g. just keeps crashing no matter what I
> eat or how little
> insulin I take.
> She told me they put another patient in icu for 3
> weeks as she was also on
> pump and they thought she was taking too much
> insulin.
> Turns out she has antibodies to the insulin and then
> they put her on
> steroids.
> I told dr. that #1, I refuse to go to hospital for 3
> weeks and secondly,
> refuse to be put on any form of steroids.  I have
> enough problems with my
> body already not looking for more.
> Anyway, next time I go, she is taking another a1c,
> glucose, thyroid and
> insulin antibody test.
> Anyone else experience this or heard of it?
> Kathy Bruckmeyer
> email @ redacted
> diab 36 yrs pumping 12/00
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Hi Kathy,
Has anyone suggested you be tested for Celiac Disease?
 The symptoms you described sound similar to those of
T1 with Celiac. Just a thought.

Sally (mom of Stefanie dx T1 99, dx Celiac 01, pumping
508 01) 

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