Diabetes

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Posted by: anon | 2012/02/03

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plse plse help

I was diagnosed with diabetes early December.I now find that my heels are blistering and the skin is peeling,and now they are cracking.I treat them with cream but it seems to be getting worse not better.

Whilst in hospital for uncontrollable diabetes, scans were done and nodules were found on both my lungs. Biospy result TB. Apparently diabetes makes one succeptable to contracting diseases and infections. I feel like this is a death sentence for me,and the medication for the TB makes me extremely nauseous.

Whilst still sick recoverying from biopsy, I contract urinary tract and bladder infection. All this is making me extremely depressed and just want to die. I don''t know how to cope with this and how to make myself feel better and have energy etc.

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Diabetes expert

Dear Anon

The diagnosis of any chronic disease, like diabetes, is always difficult to accept in the beginning. Currently, however it is a condition of which we have a far better understanding and are far better at treating and managing. Certainly the two complications which you encountered, the TB and the bladder infection, are more likely if your glucose readings are high, which it sounds like they were, and so if your keep your levels under control, then they are a lot less likely. They are also both treatable. When your readings are down and the TB is better, then your energy will get better too. Most of my patients feel better about the diagnosis of diabetes when they understand it better, and so get as much information as possible from your doctor. If you are still feeling depressed then would suggest seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist who can help further.

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Posted by: Diabetes Expert | 2012/02/07

Dear Anon

The diagnosis of any chronic disease, like diabetes, is always difficult to accept in the beginning. Currently, however it is a condition of which we have a far better understanding and are far better at treating and managing. Certainly the two complications which you encountered, the TB and the bladder infection, are more likely if your glucose readings are high, which it sounds like they were, and so if your keep your levels under control, then they are a lot less likely. They are also both treatable. When your readings are down and the TB is better, then your energy will get better too. Most of my patients feel better about the diagnosis of diabetes when they understand it better, and so get as much information as possible from your doctor. If you are still feeling depressed then would suggest seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist who can help further.

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