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Got this sent to me today and I was wondering if I could get everyone's 


>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: All about me.. the short novel!
>Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 01:33:58 -0700
>X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.50.4522.1200
>This is basically the question I sent to the diabetes team at the Children 
>with diabetes website. I forgot to add that i have had an ANA done, and 
>ESR's done weekly (all of which come back in the 20 range).  Anyway, here 
>it is! lol
>I am a 25 year old woman with a 4 year honeymoon with Type 1 
>diabetes.  When I was 16, I had a viral form of Encephalitis, and recently 
>I saw a question posted regarding it.  Could my diabetes be caused from 
>the Encephalitis? My blood sugar was 14mmols when admitted into acute 
>care, and stayed elevated during my hospital stay. I was unconscious and 
>eventually paralyzed from the waist down and in one hand. Luckily I fully 
>recovered from the Encephalitis, but I started to become severely 
>hypoglycemic to the point that I would pass out from low blood sugar. I 
>purchased a meter and tested, and noticed that my blood sugars were 
>getting higher and higher all the time.  I saw an Endocrinologist and 
>eventually was put on a sliding scale of Humalog (My blood sugar is 
>usually okay overnight so far).
>I also have quite a bad immune system from all of this I'm sure.  Last 
>winter I was hospitalized with fever, and pylonephritis.  It took me two 
>months to get better (the fever continued and so did the pain and fatigue) 
>after it happened, they think that I might have Lupus as well.  Right now 
>I have high blood sugar, high fever, I'm throwing up, I have pain in my 
>lower back and abdomen. They told me that I have inflammation in my right 
>ovary, kidneys and bowel.  They also saw a 7cm cyst 2 months ago in my 
>abdomen and since then it has shrunk and now gone away. They have me at 
>home on Dilaudid, and basically waiting. I have been home for 9 weeks with 
>this now!  They don't know what to do with me, so they leave me at home to 
>sit and wait.  Do you think this could all be related to the Encephalitis 
>since the Diabetes was? Or could this be a different inflammatory process? 
>I have tried to be seen through Emergency and they just send me home 
>because they don't know what to do.  I have not seen a Rheumatologist 
>either.  Thanks for taking the time to read this.
>I've also had a white blood cell scan, in which I am still waiting for the 
>Basically, I have been home with a fever usually ranging from 37.5-38.5 
>Celcius, pain in my abdomen and in my back, bowel problems and fatigue.
>I am extremely frustrated with this whole situation, and want nothing more 
>than to get better and move on :)  Thanks again Brian!
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