diabetes and fibro

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myjoy
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   Posted 11/19/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I am being tested for diabetes today. My last fasting blood test was 112. The doctor is concerned.

Are there others here with diabetes and fibro? I have a friend whose sister has both. Is this common? Does it make things difficult to control?

Thanks.
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

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crazykitty
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   Posted 11/19/2009 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi myjoy, I just recieved a phone call yesterday from my rheumy' office. My glucose
level was at 174, I had not fasted. I go in every 6-8 weeks and have a comprehensive
metabolic pannel done because of my MCTD. My glucose was always in the normal range.
They said I can wait to do a fasting test the next time I'm in for labwork. I too am concerned
about getting another dx. Good luck to us both!

I know there are members here who also have diabetes, hopefully they will see your post.
Doing some reading on diabetes I found making dietary changes is important as well as
exercise.

Keep us posted!

Hugs

Robin
MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative 
 Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins 


Mrs.T
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   Posted 11/19/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I have fibro and diabetes. I'm not sure how common it is to have both. The biggest thing that causes me problems from the combo of the two is the fatigue. I get it from the fibro side and the diabetes side, and it can be a real battle. I found that vitamin D really helps with that. The diet changes you will need to make might be hard, but very necessary. In the long run that will make a huge difference in how you feel and your glucose numbers. I also think that the diabetes coupled with fibro makes my skin worse. By worse I mean I think it makes my skin feel tighter and burn more than it would otherwise. I attribute that to diabetes drying my skin out and the typical fibro skin issues. I haven't noticed that the fibro makes my sugar harder to control, but I can see how it could be a problem because fibro makes it hard to move around and exercise is very important to sugar control.
I wish I could give you more insight but I haven't had fibro very long, and those are all the things I've noticed. I hope everything works out for you.
Mother to two wonderful boys and wife to the best husband ever.

~Fibro, Diabetes, PCOS~


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myjoy
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   Posted 11/20/2009 4:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for both of your responses. I'll find out at my next appointment if I have a dx.
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Wishst
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   Posted 11/20/2009 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
myjoy,
I was dx with diabetes around six years ago. Fibro four years ago, although I think I had it a lot longer than official dx looking back over the years. Just went last Wednesday to my PCP and she said I have to get better control of diabetes, up in the high 100's to 200. She also said that could be what's contributing to my extreme tiredness and muscles just not working right. It's hard to distinguish what the fibro causes and diabetes does, but I think they feed off one anohter! I'm not good with my diet because I love sweets, (carbs) bad for both too! And Mrs. T is right, somethimes with fibro we don't exercise like we should to get our blood glucose down! I try to remember everyone's advice on here....exercise...light but exercise! So watch what you eat, and the portion size has a lot to do with it too! Good luck with everything! It's just another change to go through, but it can be done, I've come to the conclusion that we wll always be adapting to what life throws at us so we might as well make the best of it!
Gentle Blessings
Deb
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fibro, diabetes, neropathy, depression, IBS, chronic anemia, hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue, sleep apnea
 
 

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