Diabetes with Crohns, anyone else?

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frar
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   Posted 6/8/2006 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
I have had Crohn's disease for forty years and now have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I am curious to know how many Crohnies also have diabetes?

Thank you for any input.

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Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 6/9/2006 11:41:00 AM (GMT-6)


Pin Cushion
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   Posted 6/11/2006 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Along with several other DD yes I have both.
Sigmoid Colostomy / Crohns / Type 1 Diabetic / Ostioarthritus / Fibromyalgia / Asthma / High Blood Pressure / High Colesterol / Migraines. Ain't life a joy?



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eljay1066
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   Posted 6/21/2006 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had Crohn's for years and was diagnosed with diabetes this year. My diabetes is mild, but I am on glucophage. The diets don't co-exist very well. All my Crohn's wants to eat is toast and potaotes.
Take care. Lois




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ultrafine
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   Posted 7/21/2006 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been diagnosed as Type 1 over ten yrs. Most likely for more than that, but raising three kids did not givr me time to worry about the signs. Last year, January I was rush to the hospital. Atayed a month when they figured out I had crohns. Than in April of last year, Blood clot in my lung. Same year of June, I went into a diabetic Coma. Now Diabetic pain and stiffness, oh well it could be worst. redface

wrm
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   Posted 8/11/2006 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi just found your post I was diagnosed type 2 years ago later in the year they found i had crohns. I lost 35lbs was in wheel chair for 2 weeks. Now nuerophy in feet. I guess i put diabatis on hold to handle crohns now i am back trying to control both.

sherylh
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   Posted 8/14/2006 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I too have Crohns and Diabetes.  I was diagnosed with Crohn's about 20 years ago and once under control was in remission until 2 years ago.  I was then put on very high dosed of steriod for almost a year.  I also have an anti-body to my platelets which becomes active when I have a bad flare.  The only way to supress the anti-body is high doses of steriods.  Needless to say, I craved sweets while on steroids and gained about 20 lbs.  about 6 months ago I was diagnosed with steroid induced Type 2 diabetes.  I just went on Byetta last week and am hoping to lose the weight I put on from both the steroids and the insulin! 

happygirl360
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   Posted 8/17/2006 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I have Crohn's and steriod induced Type 2 diabetes as well. Crohns' for 21 years and diabetes for 6 years.

Sherylh, Good luck with the Byetta. I was on it and lost some weight, but not all that I have gained throughout the years on the prednisone (100+ pounds).

justarose4him
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   Posted 8/18/2006 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   

I have had Crohns for 23 years and my husband is a diabetic so I am very familiar with some signs and monitoring ...

For about 6 months now I have noticed a change in my vision , blurriness at certain times of the day ...making working at a computer very difficult ...diabetes has been in the back of my mind ( oh, my mom was a diabetic as well as her brother ) .. so, i began to check my sugar along with my husband and at times I was higher then he was !

Yesterday I saw my ( young and immature GP ) and told her I wanted a test done...so, that is set up for tuesday ...

took my blood this morning upon awakining...and it was 125....

took it at 10:00 2 hours after breakfast and it was 135...

I know that is not very high and I am very glad about that ..yet I am very very concerned I may be in the beginning stages and , well, quite frankly I am really afraid !

Someone said that the metformin was good to be put on ?

any advice ? should I see another kind of doctor ?



Crohns colitis, High blood pressure , Cervical DDD and restless leg syndrome.

Post Edited (misterie) : 8/18/2006 10:58:17 AM (GMT-6)


Hoping2BWell
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   Posted 8/20/2006 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi all!

I too have diabetes and Crohn's Disease, but my diabetes is due to Chronic Atrophic Pancreatitis. There is not enough of my pancreas left to make enough insulin. I take Glucophage XR and Glipizide twice daily.

Hi Misterie!

Metforim is the generic name for Glucophage, or is Glucophage the generic name for Metforim? Anyway, they have the same properties. It works well for me. But this must be prescribed by your doctor and only if indeed you are diabetic! There is nothing worse than your blood sugar droping way too low! I have been rushed to the hospital because of this several times, once when I went into a diabetic coma! If you take diabetes medicine when you don't need it, your blood sugar might bottom out on you!

God bless and stay well,

Maddi



I am in my 50s. Crohn's Disease (since childhood), pancreatitis, diabetes, neuropathy, arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, asthma, Rosecea. I have had 4 surgeries including pancreas/sphincterplasty, duodenum, resection, proctectomy with sigmoid colonectomy. I have a permanent colostomy.___________________                 ____________________
There's nowhere I can hide that God can't find me, nowhere I can go that God can't help me.

Post Edited (Hoping2BWell) : 8/20/2006 10:57:50 PM (GMT-6)


Chutsman
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   Posted 8/20/2006 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
misterie said...

I have had Crohns for 23 years and my husband is a diabetic so I am very familiar with some signs and monitoring ...

For about 6 months now I have noticed a change in my vision , blurriness at certain times of the day ...making working at a computer very difficult ...diabetes has been in the back of my mind ( oh, my mom was a diabetic as well as her brother ) .. so, i began to check my sugar along with my husband and at times I was higher then he was !

Yesterday I saw my ( young and immature GP ) and told her I wanted a test done...so, that is set up for tuesday ...

took my blood this morning upon awakining...and it was 125....

took it at 10:00 2 hours after breakfast and it was 135...

I know that is not very high and I am very glad about that ..yet I am very very concerned I may be in the beginning stages and , well, quite frankly I am really afraid !

Someone said that the metformin was good to be put on ?

any advice ? should I see another kind of doctor ?

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