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is my pain caused by my diabetes

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  • Posted By: diabetic diva
  • July 15, 2008
  • 01:49 PM

i am a 33 year old woman with type 1 diabetes. i have had it since i was 14. in the last couple of years, i have had uncontrollable blood sugars, fatigue, depression, and was diagnosed with allergies, encountered a strange blister like rash on my neck that stayed for a few weeks, most disturbing is the pain i have in my legs. it started around my calves then knees and thighs ankles, and now hips and lower back. it is specially bad at night, but also affects me during the day. my range of motion is affected i am slower to walk up stairs , i cannot bend my legs to the side while lying down without extreme discomfort. i am stressed because i have been to a few doctors who have all contributed my problems to my diabetes. i really think that something else may be going on. i know from research that if you have one autoimmune illness, like type 1 diabetes you are more likely to have another. i think that when the doctor sees me all he sees is a diabetic, what if i have some other illness that is being overshadowed. i have tried otc pain releivers, and medicine my doctor prescribed for nerve pain, which did not help... what can i do to get my doctors to check for other things, i am a nursing student so i have a little knowlege of how the body works and know the effects of uncontrolled blood sugars but i am miserable and sincerely think i am being treated ineffectively .. p.s these are navy doctors as my husband is in the military, so they are definetely not specialists... please help

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