My name is Kevin and I was recently (2 weeks ago) diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I am 23 years old and attend Kansas State University. I am trying to get to the bottom of what is currently going on with my body, and was hoping that I could get some intuitive views on what my different symptoms might be caused by. So far, my doctors have not been able to help much. We are still waiting for the overall test results to be back from when I spent time in ICU. Upon having my A1C tested by the local health center, I was informed that my A1C level was 17% A glucose reading of around 530 mg/dl. The night previous to this, I am about 95% sure that the reading MUST have been well in the 1200 range.
The main reason that I am posting this is because of peculiar symptom that lead up to my diabetes diagnosis. In the month previous to the diagnosis, I noted blood in my stool, and a tearing, searing pain during defecation. The stools (when they have occurred) are always dark blood red. I have noted that this seems to be curbed by a dietary supplement of more whole grains, fruits and milk.
I am worried about this occurrence because the original diagnosis of my symptoms at the time that they were affecting me was hemorrhoids. I was given Anucort 25mg Suppository, which seemed to make it go away for a while, but out of the blue one day, after not having a bloody stool for a while (and a good 3 weeks after stopping the use of Anucort) it happened again.. Up until that point I had healthy stools for around 1 week.
I am currently not experiencing these problems, the two times that it happened was 2 weeks ago and one week before that. Like I said though, my daily meals consist of fruits, whole grains, nuts, milk.
If anyone has any idea what type of problem this might be leading up to or what the root cause may be, please let me know. I want to be able to treat my diabetes effectively, and after an A1C level of 17% with no signs of neuropathic damage, I count myself lucky, and am starting to take my life just a little bit more seriously.
Thanks in advance for your ideas,