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December 26th, 2005, 10:44 AM
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Happy Holidays to all & hope that everyone had happy times w/ their family & friends.

I have a question that we have experienced 2x over the last couple of days. My endo office is closed b/c of holidays until Wed. so I thought I would turn to evryone here to see your thoughts.


My ds has been experiencing numbness in his legs. He says it's a different feeling when he is low & not the same. We have checked his bs when this happens & it turns out he is high & not low...we haven't known what to do for him except drink water & stay off his feet. Has anyone experienced this?...oh also sometimes at night after he gets his Lantus he complains that his butt gets numb....

Everyone is sooo right about this disease it's a tough one on our poor children as well as us trying to do everything the best way we know how. We have only been diagnosed for 6 mos & sometimes it feels like we have been doing this all our lives & then sometimes it feels as if it was just yesterday we were diagnosed.

Thanks to all for reading & your input....

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December 26th, 2005, 12:16 PM
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Eek, sorry I have no advice on this one. I don't think we've had this problem before. I am not sure what to tell you. Hopefully someone else here will have something they can tell you about it.

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December 26th, 2005, 12:47 PM
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Eek, sorry I have no advice on this one. I don't think we've had this problem before. I am not sure what to tell you. Hopefully someone else here will have something they can tell you about it.

Teresa[/b]

I have been doing some research on this & have come across Diabetic Neuropathyto describe his symptoms. As I am no doctor, not too sure if I'm being a overreactive mom (per hubby). I just want to take care of my son to the best that I can & not having answers to his ailments,just drives me crazy..ugh..
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December 26th, 2005, 02:31 PM
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I don't think this is Diabetic Neuropathy. I think that it takes years of poor control to get to that. In our house...Danielle is especially upset when she gets that "pins and needles" feeling when your foot falls asleep from sitting on it. There is no consoling her when this happens.

Just my two cents We have to remember not EVERYTHING is related to diabetes....it just seems that way!

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I have never heard of that either nor have we experienced it. Did you ever talk to your endo? And I thank Kim...she always has her head on keeps up from losing our minds. LOL!
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I get that sometimes and was told by my Dr that it is due to poor circulation which is a result of the diabetes. I find it happens most often if I have been sitting or standing for a long period of time. I would mention it to his endo just so that they can rule out other things. Sorry that my post is a little late....I haven't been on in awhile. HTH.
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January 13th, 2006, 09:05 AM
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I get that sometimes and was told by my Dr that it is due to poor circulation which is a result of the diabetes. I find it happens most often if I have been sitting or standing for a long period of time. I would mention it to his endo just so that they can rule out other things. Sorry that my post is a little late....I haven't been on in awhile. HTH.[/b]

Hello All,

I have also been missing in action...it's amazing how our days & nights get soo busy...

We have our endo appt. on the 17th...so we will be discussing the numbness. Also, we have been a little more concerned about ds b/c his coloring doesn't look very well & he looks much thinner than he used to, turns out he weighs 69lbs vs in Oct (last endo appt) he weighed 75 lbs. Some of the people that are close to us have mentioned the same concerns that my dh & I have discussed together. So, we shall see next week. Say a little extra prayer for us as well as all of you here, bc we can all use them

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January 13th, 2006, 05:00 PM
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Hello All,

I have also been missing in action...it's amazing how our days & nights get soo busy...

We have our endo appt. on the 17th...so we will be discussing the numbness. Also, we have been a little more concerned about ds b/c his coloring doesn't look very well & he looks much thinner than he used to, turns out he weighs 69lbs vs in Oct (last endo appt) he weighed 75 lbs. Some of the people that are close to us have mentioned the same concerns that my dh & I have discussed together. So, we shall see next week. Say a little extra prayer for us as well as all of you here, bc we can all use them

Lisa
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When you see the endo, I would ask about celiac disease....this would cause food to not be absorbed properly. It is common in kids with type 1. Danielle tested positive, but doesn't really have any symptoms, so we are choosing to ignore at this point.

take care--

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