My best friend has had diabetes for over 20 years, insulin dependent.
Last year, her tendons and ligaments in BOTH shoulders (rotator cuff causing frozen shoulders for both shoulders) mysteriously tore. Doctor said he did not know why but I did. I said it was from her diabetes but for some reason, doctors remain ignorant to this.
Now, her knee cap has split due to fluid in her leg (after the emergency department took an xray, saw nothing wrong and told her she was dysfunctional and to go home (horrible treatment for someone in such pain and so sick). AFter an MRI, it showed a broken knee cap.
Has anyone with diabetes experienced such a terrible situation such as this? She did not hit her knee, and did nothing to her knee. She has been disabled for a few years due to diabetes including kidney problems now with the protein issue, along with vision problems and severe weakness.
Sorry so this is negative but I just need some information on any links you can provide showing me that there is a link to such nerve and bone damage.
Thank you for your time.
Post Edited (Robin O) : 3/16/2007 12:12:30 PM (GMT-6)