Posted by: JACKI | 2009-05-12



My youngest daughter 12 yrs old was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in September 2007, she is on the CDE programme and undergoes 6 weekly check ups. On the 9 May 2009 she was referred for a routine sonar scan to determine cause of continual stomach cramps and it was revealed that she has no left kidney, no left ovary and a normal uterus could not be identified. What sort of impact does this situation have on her as a diabetic, what role will it play on her as a diabetic and what do we need to change in her lifestyle to ensure she stays " healthy" 

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She would need a proper work-up to evaluate kidney function, hormonal situation, etc. The diabetes should be managed well, as well as other risk factors - that may not be a problem now, but we know the better she is controlled now the better her health will be in future.

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