Diabetes onset with Hep C

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marjak
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   Posted 5/1/2005 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
Has anyone heard about Diabetes onset while on PEG Intron treatment?  My husband is 14 weeks into therapy.  His midway blood test showed no detectable virus.  One week later, I rush him to the hospital with blood sugar readings near 500.  No diabetes ANYWHERE in his family.  We are baffled.

Christina_R
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   Posted 5/30/2005 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Diabetes is one of the major adverse events of pegelated interferon.  Interferon is really hard on the endocrine system.  I didn't get diabetes, I got thyroid problems from the interferon.  Before I went on pegasys my doctor advised me that I may get diabetes or thyroid problems as a result.  I only lasted 5 months and was considered a non responder. 
 
It's excellent that he's undetectable.  I'm sorry that this is all the information I have.  I hope the diabetes is treated well and goes away.  Good luck.

bucci
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   Posted 5/28/2006 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
marjack, i don't know if you are still checking in but I have had too much endocrine
problems from 10 weeks of pegatron/ ribaviron combo.

i cleared the virus in 8 weeks down to zero. but it went back up to 10 milllion in a
matter of months after having to stop the meds because my thyroid went HYPER wacky and white cell and hemoglobin dropped down too low.


I was wondering how you are doing now. i don't know if it's even safe to go back on treatment. I'm seeing 3 different endocryologists
because of severe adrenal insuffiencey. they all say i need to be on cortisone .

I don't know what is whiipping me ut anymore. the hep c or the adrenal thing.

hope you are doing well. meantime the only thing that helps my liver is corfee enemas. look up liver cancer and coffe enemas on the web.

bucci

wheredidigo
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   Posted 5/28/2006 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
im sure the treatments can bring on alot of things,,,,it really messes with your body chemestry so id say diabetes could have been brought on by them,but its important to finish the treatments until the dr says to stop,so your hubby doesnt have to deal with cirrhosis later and other hep related problems. my brother was a diabetic at age 4,,,lived with it his whole life. how old is your hubby? my brother was healthy for many years due to my mom and dad helpin him stay on a very regimented diet...so diabetes can be treated for a long time. unfortunately my brother after movin out on his own,became lax in his diet and his checkups and developed diabetic myopia??(spelling???) and 2 weeks after that his kidneys failed and he was put on dialasis for 2 yrs,before finally recieving a kidney/pancreas transplant,,,,hes no longer a diabetic now:) of course he will be on anti rejection meds for the rest of his life,,and will remain blind,but can eat like a normal person for the first time since he was a lil boy..and hes adapted well to the blindness,and even has a blind girlfriend ,,they live together and manage to take care of their home with very lil help from others...i didnt mean to go into a long winded story,,just the words kept rollin out,,,the point is,he had it a long long time before developin these problems,and it was somewhat self induced by not doin what he should ve done,,,dont panic,this also may be diabetic like,,,,,,the gestational diabetic that comes on durin pregnancy ,then goes away when the pregnancy is over:) good luck
trish

hep93
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   Posted 5/28/2006 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
"diabetic myopia??"

Trish, was it diabetic retinopathy? Myopia is just near-sightedness. ;)

Connie

wheredidigo
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   Posted 5/30/2006 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
hm maybe thats what it was called,,all these names in my head get messed up at times lol whatever it was caused like blood in his eyes,,,,,they drained some of it out but his retina was permanently damaged,,one eye worse then the other. thanks for keepin an eye on me connie :)
trish

III
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   Posted 5/30/2006 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
was that posting from 2005 from marjak???? It is 2006 right?? lol

bucci
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   Posted 5/30/2006 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
RELAX EILEEN,

NO YOU HAVEN'T COMPLEELY LOST IT.

IT WAS AN OLD POST. I JUST RESURRECTED IT GOING THRU ALL THE POSTS OF THE PASTS TO TRY AND GET INFO.

DON'T FORGET. WHITE BLOOD CELLS IS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.
STAY AWAY FROM ANYONE WHO IS SICK. IF YOUR NUMBERS ARE TOO LOW
YOU COULD CATCH SOMETHING.

VITAMINE C. ALSO THERE IS SOMETHIG CALLED VITAMINERAL GREENS.

IT'S A GREEN POWDER TO MIX AND DRINK.
YOU'RE HALF WAY THRU. NOW YOU HAVE TO PUMP UP THE VOLUME ON SUPPORT FOR YOUR SYSTEM.


BUCCI

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   Posted 5/30/2006 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Boy you put that right on the spot by saying relax. It's like ya know me....:)

I'm as interested as you are believe me!!!!!!  I thought that's what you did pulled an old one for info.  Thats what I did before I started the treatment I went through the net.  I'm just loosing all my extra energy, so I'm counting on you to find the answers...I know I'm being silly but thats me. I need to keep my sense of humor I like seeing people laugh...but I would like to know if I"m loosing my hair for nothing....

:)


Post Edited ("I") : 5/30/2006 7:43:12 PM (GMT-6)


wheredidigo
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   Posted 5/31/2006 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Your hair will come back :) good catch on the date thing,i didnt even pay attention,,,,lol keep it up ya almost done:) take care
trish

hep93
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 12014
   Posted 5/31/2006 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
"thanks for keepin an eye on me connie"

Good one, Trish! :o

Hugs,
Connie
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