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Forum Name: Diabetes

Question: continuing to sicken and depression and concern


 papaw - Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:36 pm

I'm a female and 46 and was just diagnosed with diabetes. 7 yrs. ago diagnosed with hep. b..Last yr. I took 10 weeks of shots and couldn't stand the side effects so went on baraclude pills for a while and couldn't stand that either.....went off after 8 weeks. Diabetes runs in my family. I take avandamet and prevacid and have been diag. with gall stones for a few yrs. now. I take triamterene. Seems like internal organs and blood are working against me and falling apart slowly. I've been weakened and overly tired for years and am morbidly obese, too. All very much a concern...what's next if I continue on this pattern of a path? Blindness? Heart attack? Stroke? Doctors have already considered hysterectomy and my arthritis is acting up and today my hand started shaking involuntarily at rest....neuro. problems??
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:40 pm

User avatar Chronic illnesses such as yours can be very difficult to manage. Psychologically it can be quite difficult also.

I would strongly advise you to find an internal medicine (general adult) doctor that you feel comfortable enough to talk with about your concerns. There are several long term complications of diabetes including eye problems, heart problems and stroke as you mention. Proper management can help delay or prevent some of these problems from developing.

I am unable to say what issue you will face next, if any, based on your current symptoms.

Best wishes.

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