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Re: [IP] Diabetic or Not?- Amenic?

There is anemia of chronic disease..does your mom have rheumatoid
arthritis? or any other auto-immune diseases?

At 08:59 PM 11/07/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>>> I have also heard speculation that there's a "type 1.5" for people who
>>>  diagnosed in their '30s.
>>That's what my doctor has called me, because I was diagnosed at 37, not
>>overweight, and no family history.
>Same here- dxed at 21 as "Type 1 1/2" & treated with oral meds for a while,
>then on to injections when that just wasn't cutting it.  Right now I'm in an
>"identification struggle" of sorts with my mother's doctor over HER
>type...since according to him she is Type 2, he will not consider putting
>her on insulin...since her BG's have been really erratic & no amount of
>pills seem to have much effect, I've really been applying pressure to have
>her see someone who is more openminded about treatment options.
>Speaking of (my mom)- does anyone know of any connection between anemia &
>diabetes, or have experience with the way one might affect the other?  We
>just spent the day at the hospital because she had a low blood count & had
>to have a transfusion, & were wondering about any relationship between the
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