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I Have Diabetic Amyotrophy

Diabetic Amyotrophy anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Diabetic Amyotrophy. You're not alone. 21 People

    I Have Type 1

    I have had type 1 diabetes for 21 years. In April of this year I started noticing weakness in my legs and then it just kept getting worse and worse. I have been going to the dr the whole time, and only found out that I have this Sept 21,2012.
    Jackie99705 Jackie99705 41-45, F Sep 24, 2012

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    I Wish I Could Take His Pain Away

    My hubby has been diagnosed with diabetic amyotrophy. He's had type2 diabetes for about 6 years. It all began about 10 months ago with unexplained weight loss. At first he was just eating anything and everything he wanted, but he just kept losing weight! He was okay with it...
    avrille69 avrille69 41-45 2 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    It Will Pass (mostly)

    I developed diabetic amyotrophy 3 years ago. I would be walking along and suddenly it was like my whole foot was missing, I'd fall down. In about 2 months, the muscles on the tops of my thighs had weakened considerably. I lost 40 pounds. I couldn't stand up, I couldn't walk. I...
    Cosumne Cosumne 61-65, F 11 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    Early Warnings

    I AM NOW 70 AND 1/2 YEArs old.  When I was 68 I had periods of weakness which didn't last moe than a few minutes.  What was the pre-cursor of eveything was a pronounced bleeding of the gums around all of the teeth.   A visit to a dentist who had knowledge of...
    jcn jcn 66-70 2 Responses Jan 18, 2009

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    I Want To Walk Again.

    So in May, 2012 I had a stroke during open heart surgery. The day after I went home I was sturk with diabetic amyothrophy. The stroke hit center part of the brain and made my legs very weak and I was using a walker. When the Amyotrophy hit it totally disabled my legs, and also...
    markslighthouse markslighthouse 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 31, 2013

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    I Did Not Know There Was Anything This Painful On Earth!

    I am Angela and am 41 years old.  I started getting weak and had a hard time walking due to feeling so weak but about 5 months ago I became very painful especially in one side of my lower body.  The pain is sever now and on both sides.  Burning and strangulation of...
    lilbabyangie lilbabyangie 41-45 2 Responses May 31, 2010

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    Scary Diagnosis

    I was recently diagnosed with diabetic Amyotrophy. I am starting to experience very severe pain. At this point it is just my right leg. Have been using a cane for about Six weeks. I am afraid to use narcotics too often. I am afraid of addiction. Pain wakes me up at night I am...
    terijara terijara 51-55, F Sep 5, 2013

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    I Want My Old Life Back ... I Miss It

    I started walking with difficulty in early 2009. I have had a few doses of IgG infusion, but did not help much. I have had steroids, have used the Chi machine, all to no avail. Also havearm and hand weakness with significant muscle wasting throughout my body. I try to climb...
    steeda steeda 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 29, 2010

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    I can't say I am really surprised. I'm not the healthiest person, I just tend to link things that are not good for me. I smoke, I drink and eat mostly fast food (Pizza, Burgers...
    IrishPA IrishPA 36-40, M a week ago

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    Sometimes I push myself too hard trying to be the mom I think I would be if I weren't diabetic. My daughter is 5 and just wants to play with me,and even though she doesn't know it...
    hernameisME hernameisME 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    My partner is Diabetic, and recently I have told her how proud of her i have been about the healthy choices shes been making and how good she was doing so i have been getting her...
    SystemK SystemK 22-25, F Apr 25

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    This experience is not popular. But I would love to chat with people who are on an insulin pump like me. If you are interested I have been a type 1 diabetic since I was very small...
    LaurenHafJones LaurenHafJones 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Might be a long read...idk i have no1 to talk to and just feel like writing about my day. I live with my mom, brother and my moms alcoholic partner, hes been violent in the past...
    braster25 braster25 26-30, M Apr 6

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    I work with this girl (lets call her Kat) now Kat and i only work once a week together but txt each other almost every single day, sometimes til 4:30am in the morning, and when we...
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    Its been a while since ive been on here and its crazy how things change the woman i was in love with i never told her and thats my biggest regret..i would have never thought that...
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