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Re: [IP] Frozen Shoulder

Len Lutz said:
id appreciate some help, deciding, whether, in fact,
frozen shoulder IS what i had (have), and if it is one
of those "maybe, lessor known, diabetes caused


This is a definite yes.  It is part of the auto-immune
piece of diabetes.  The body mistakes the shoulder as
a foreign body and causes the capsule around the
actual joint to solidify.  It causes your shoulder to
freeze.  Movement is excruciating - lifting, rotation
is nearly impossible, can't scratch your back, no
fiddle playing, or tennis ball tossing.  It ain't

The difference between diabetes caused frozen shoulder
and non-diabetes caused is an injury.  If you've
injured your shoulder, then experience frozen
shoulder, it is not correlated to diabetes.  If you
just get it spontaneously while being diabetic, then
the diabetes most likely caused it (+/- 99%

This is one of those things that older typically heavy
women who go to the doctor presenting with "I have
this horrible shoulder pain" - turns out they've been
Type 2 for some time & didn't know it or were not
under control.

There is a much higher percentage of women who get
frozen shoulder than men in the normal population. 
Amongst diabetics it is something like three times
(don't quote me on that) more prevalent than the
normal population, then women diabetics even more

Pain in the shoulder if you ask me.

-gail in denver
Dx'd T1 02/14/72 @ age 11.  Pumping since 1985-ish.

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