I feel like i am the only one living with Crohn's Disease and type I Diabetes. Any suggestions? Anyone i can talk to?
I have had Crohn's since I was in college at about age 18 years but wasn't diagnosed with it until I was about 30!! I developed diabetes at about age 45 and treated for type II for several years with nothing but awful results and rising glucose levels until I just went to an endocrinologist whom informed me that I was a Type I diabetic and just needed to be on insulin. I had been a walking timebomb but the insulin therapy changed everything and my blood tests revealed relatively good levels after I began insulin therapy. I am now 66 and have been on an insulin pump for about 7 years with geat results. When my Crohn's begins acting up and I cannot really eat at all, I take less insulin and drink as much of the low sugar gatorade as I can tolerate in order to keep hydrated and replace my electrolytes. I've been living with these 2 autoimmune diseases for over 20 years and I'd be happy to talk with you, so feel free!!!
I am in the same boat with celiac as well! My brain loves food, but my body most certainly does not. I feel its incredibly isolating to have this mix. I go to support groups for one condition, but can never find others that really have my experience.
Hi. My name is Jen. I was diagnosed with t1 diabetes at the age of 16 and with Crohns' at 24. (Now I am 26). I would gladly communicate to everyone with same problems. I recently attempted to create a FaceBook group for people who both have CD and SD1 but I have no contacts to invite there :)
Hi Jen, Unfortunately, I am in the same boat as you, plus celiac. I've had crohn's for 10 years and just had to get surgery. T1 for 4 years and on animas ping. I'm 34 now. Fun stuff! I'd love to connect, as all these issues can be very isolating as you are trying to live a "normal" life. Can you send me a personal message from this site?
Hi Tanya, just sent one.