leg spasms and Diabetes

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mimi58592000
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   Posted 6/26/2005 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
nono  Hello I am new to the bd and trying to get some info as well as input..I have a daughter who is 26 and has Cerebral Palsy ,Diabetes, and seizures..cannot tell what is going on half the time..but recently she was having leg spasms.they would start out and jerk for up to 3-4 hrs..the Doc seems to think this could be her Diabetes?? mad who knows..just wondering do any of you have leg spasms and if so what do you take or do for it. after that visit she put us on some new insulin..not much help though.. sad we are sooo tired she is totally disabled so I am the 24/7 nurse along w/ family support..just wanted to get some online support as well..thanks and hope you all have a blessed day!
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Teri16
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   Posted 6/26/2005 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mimi and Welcome to HealingWell!! :)

I know someone with more experience will come along soon, but I just wanted to welcome you and your daughter and send my best wishes to you both!

This has to be very difficult for you, being the Mom and the Nurse. Have you checked with your daughter's Dr. about getting some relief help for yourself?

Best wishes to you!! Hugs, Teri :)
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 6/27/2005 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Mimi,
I wish I could offer help, but other than possible electrolye imbalances from excessive sweating or low calcium or potassium I can't offer any ideas. I know that when it's hot and I perspire a lot if I don't balance out my sodium and calcium intake I get killer leg cramps and so does my hubby. Ask your doc and see if maybe some yogurt or potassium rich foods might be in order for her. Also, has he done a blood test for electrolytes?
~ Jeannie

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harry4
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   Posted 6/29/2005 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
magnesium or quinnine tablets may help
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