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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 5/10/2007 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Just venting.... I a have autoimmune hepatitis, and now am either prednisone induced diabetic, or autoimmune diabetic.


 I am so frustrated.  Got sick in Dec/Jan this year.  Auto Immune Hepatitis.  I was under extreme stress.  Working all day, and then staying up most of the night with my dog, who all of a sudden became epileptic.  I slept on a mattress on the floor next to her in case she had a seizure in the night.

It is amazing what stress can do to your body.
Being treated by a liver specialist.  Have been on pred. since Jan, could not tolerate Imuran.
Now my blood sugar is NUTS .... My primary Dr. was not much help. On Insulin, but not under control. Went to the endocrinologist last week, he took lots of blood, and sent it for testing to see if the diabetes is drug induced or perhaps autoimmune also.  Maybe my pancreas got attacked along with my liver.  The blood sugar thing is making me crazy. Its very high at night and in the am... 250-300. and late afternoon 130-150...  I am always tired. 
Everything is connected.... liver counts are up cause of the high blood sugar..... can't lower the pred till the sugar goes down.  Blood sugar isn't under control.
Sent blood sugar results to the Endo. today, he will probably up the Insulin tomorrow.....
So i guess its a toss up which is doing the most damage to my system now.. the liver, or the Blood sugar......
I am scared about both..... The sugar is dangerous, and my liver is still probably being damaged....
Its so frustrating........

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   Posted 5/11/2007 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't do anything right now but send some prayers and good thoughts your way. You have done the right thing by seeing your endocrinolgist and you are in good hands. Take care and try to do some light reading or just walking. Both of those will help your stress and the walking will help your blood sugar.

All the best to you.
~ Jeannie
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 5/11/2007 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey ...

I just wanted to add my good thoughts and prayers! Stress kills, or at the very least maims.
Cheers -


age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise

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