Insulin resistance is what we get - we are not usually "true" diabetics with low blood sugar. At least not in the 'traditional' sense.
This is usually seen with Lyme or Bartonella from what I've read - although we know that patient experience can certainly differ from scientific data that is released!!! But, I have had insulin resistance and have had to argue with several doctors that wanted me to start addressing diabetes - even though I didn't have it, my numbers were just off. This is due to the pancreas not working as it should.
Here are a couple of articles that may be helpful:
(Near the bottom of the page here): /www.drtaniadempsey.com/single-post/Why-Bartonella-is-the-New-Lyme-Disease
"Q: What is the relationship between Bartonella and Diabetes?
Dr. Dempsey: Bartonella basically takes the endocrine system hostage. The metabolism changes and it also changes how the body processes the food we eat. What we see with Bartonella is that people develop insulin resistance. Their pancreas often does not work properly releasing too much or too little insulin, which over time can deplete insulin stores or make the insulin less effective. This can lead to diabetes. In addition, since Bartonella has been linked to autoimmunity, type 1 diabetes, which is autoimmune, is a possible side effect.
Another major symptom is weight gain. Eating more and working out isn’t going to help. You have to watch carbs and eat healthy, but that alone isn’t going to help. If someone has an infection underneath all of this, they won’t lose weight at all."
This article is in support of it being caused by Lyme: www.prohealth.com/lyme/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=30799
The whole article is about
insulin resistance, so no short paragraph to just copy and paste - but lots of good information!
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Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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