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deedee48
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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 9/22/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Connie ,Rick and who ever else reads this,
I found out today for sure I have type 2 diabetes. I have to see a dietition and again change my eating habits,although there isnt much they can change since I eat pretty healthy but most likely not  enough. The DR. said that he isnt putting me on meds. yet,he wants to do more lab work. He also said that the meds arent good for the liver . He said it will be tricky to treat me,atleast hes being cautious. Again its a waiting game. He also is forwarding his report and my labs to the transplant team So I'll see what they say.
Liver Disease, no matter what caused it Stinks.
I pray for all of us,
DeeDee

mer
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 613
   Posted 9/22/2009 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
DeeDee.....I am so sorry you are having the diabetes issue on top of everything else. It seems to me, and maybe Shelly or Connie or someone can correct me if I am wrong (which I probably am), but I think I have heard somewhere that liver patients can get diabetes issues, as well.....are they thinking that the diabetes and liver problems go hand in hand??

Praying you will not have to have insulin injections.......you hang in there.....

Mer

hep93
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   Posted 9/22/2009 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   

I've heard of diabetes developing as a result of antirejection meds, but not just because of liver disease, though I think sometimes it goes with a fatty liver.  I'm sorry you now have this additional problem, but it sounds like you have a good doctor.  They will likely try diet first.  If that doesn't work, they may go to oral medication.  Injections are a last resort.  It's just something else for you to learn about and deal with.

Big hugs to you,

Connie


hep93
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deedee48
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Total Posts : 148
   Posted 9/23/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Mer and Connie,

The DR. did tell me that liver disease is associated with low sugar,but diabetes  runs in my family,so it will be tricky to treat me. I guess I'm a good case for them to be educated more LOL. I hope we can do this with diet, I will try my best.

How are you both doing??

Thanks for the thoughts and my prayers go out to you all,

DeeDee


Post Edited (deedee48) : 9/23/2009 10:06:20 AM (GMT-6)


hep93
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   Posted 9/23/2009 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   

DeeDee, I did a little research for you.  In Dr. Melissa Palmer's book: Hepatitis and Liver Disease, she states that many people with chronic active hep C also have high blood sugar levels.  I have CAHC, but my glucose levels have always been in the high normal range.  I do eat quite a few sweets, though mainly in the form of fresh fruit or frozen yogurt.

Dr. Palmer also states that people with AIH are at increased risk for diabetes, and that people with fatty liver or NASH often develop NON insulin-dependent diabetes.

Hope this helps a little.

Hugs,

Connie


hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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