Diabetes and crohn's disease?

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Redjeep
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   Posted 3/5/2006 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
    As you can guess I have crohn's.  Was diagniosed in oct. 2005.  My blood sugar levels have always been high.  The doctors keep telling me that that is normal with crohn's or that the meds. cause it.  Only thing is that they were high long before any meds.  Having crohn's I eat very little and usually don't have anything but water before 10:00 am.  Most of my tests have been before that time.  My docs. office called and left a message I called back and she could not remember [nurse] why they called.  She thought maybe it was my blood sugar.  It was 121.  I believe that is high but I'm not sure?         RJ

Redjeep
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   Posted 3/5/2006 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I realize that you are right. I have been told that if in remission one can predict a flare by keeping an eye on their blood sugar. A few weeks ago I had a wierd experience that sent me to the hospital. No one has been able to explain it. I went through feeling like I was about to pass out to a feeling of being in a shuttle[bone shaking] and my eye sight went to a tunnle vission. I remember telling my daughter to get me an ensure. Within under 10 minutes Some of the symptoms stopped so abbrutly that it was painful. Like I said no one knows why. I have been told it could have been meds. could have been crohn's, so on. But no mention of diabetes. However the docs. told me for the last 6 years that nothing was wrong with me and it was all in my head. Then they say opps! Its crohn's! So discovering something like this on my own would not surprise me[ or at least bugging the docs. agian]. thanks for the advice, I need to learn somemore about it before I get all excited about. I'm trying to find some way to help figure some of this crohn's business out. rj

Redjeep
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   Posted 3/5/2006 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I understand what you are saying but having a hard time putting it together. With my crohn's I have lost more than 40 lbs. Now trying to gain. I eat hardly anything as it is but the more sugar the more crohn's problems I have. Along with carbs, wheat so on and so on. I hope I don't sound bitter but food was my first love till now. RJ

Redjeep
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   Posted 3/5/2006 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
My family is sitting behind me wanting the computar so don't think I'm being short. I asked the same ? on the crohn's forum. The pred ? you just asked has been discussed. I'd love to hear you'r thoughts but probably won't be on till tomorrow. There is already a line and it's 7:00pm here.
thank you and bye for now RJ

Claire-Bear
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   Posted 3/15/2006 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Redjeep,

Just to put my penny's worth in, the symptoms you describe when you felt shaky and tunnel vision sound to me like a hypo which is probably caused by you not eating much.  Long before I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes I experienced feelings like that, and being only young (about 8 years old, but diagnosed when I was 12) no-one really understood what I was trying to describe and therefore it was left unchecked (and I often felt it when a meal had been delayed).  Even now if I have hypos my vision does get affected if it's bad although it's very difficult to describe to anyone.  I'm afraid I know nothing about crohn's or the meds to do with that, but thought I'd mention this as it seems relevant.

Claire x
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