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Yes, there is a connection between frozen shoulder and diabetes. It is one of the five musculoskeletal complications that can affect people with diabetes. Frozen shoulder formally called adhesive capsulitis, it leads to pain at the tip of the shoulder and restricted movement because of fibrosis. It has nothing to do with the weather and everything to do with the ligaments in your shoulder. Collagen is a major building block in the ligaments that hold the bones together in a joint. A high blood sugar level leads sugar molecules attach to the collagen and making it sticky. The collagen fibers then stick together and limit the capacity for the joint and ligaments to stretch with movement. It causes extreme pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint and eventually leads to immobility. This is followed by a long period of thawing in which the shoulder slowly returns to normal. Frozen shoulder is estimated to affect about 20% of people with diabetes. Several drugs are being developed for the treatment of frozen shoulder. You should use stretching, anti-inflammatory drugs, injections of local steroids and anesthetic agents judiciously.
Yes, there is a connection between frozen shoulder and diabetes. It is one of the five musculoskeletal complications that can affect people with diabetes. Frozen shoulder formally called adhesive capsulitis, it leads to pain at the tip of the shoulder and restricted movement because of fibrosis. It has nothing to do with the weather and everything to do with the ligaments in your shoulder.... (Read More)
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Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. Twenty to 40 percent of people with diabetes develop kidney disease. Kidneys filter waste products and excess fluids from the blood. The body cannot survive without the kidneys. If they fail, either dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed. Kidney failure can be treated with kidney transplantation or dialysis. Kidney transplantation is a surgical procedure where a kidney comes from either a living donor who donates one of their two kidneys to you, or from a deceased donor (someone dies and the family donates the organs). After receiving a new kidney, you must take medications to prevent your body from attacking (rejecting) the new kidney. These drugs decrease the body’s ability to attack the new kidney by lowering your immune system (immunosuppressants). The drugs also decrease your ability to fight infections and certain kinds of cancer (mainly skin cancers and a rare lymph node cancer). So before a kidney transplant and start of immunosuppressant medications, you must have a complete evaluation at the transplant center. This will make sure you are healthy enough to go through a major operation and that the immunosuppressant medications are not too dangerous for you. Patients with kidney failure who qualify for and receive a kidney transplant have a better quality of life and, in the long run, a longer life than patients treated only with dialysis. The best way to get a kidney before needing dialysis is to have a willing and healthy living donor. The transplant professionals can help you determine if friends or family members can serve as live donors to you. Some Basic Facts 1. Kidney transplantation can be done before you ever need to start dialysis (preemptive transplant), but this usually only happens if you have a living donor 2. A live donor does not have to be related to you. 3. Just because someone says they will donate to you does not mean they can. The transplant team has to evaluate the person fully to make sure that donating a kidney will not impact their long term health 4. You can get a kidney transplant after starting dialysis, but the sooner you start the evaluation for a kidney transplant, the better it will be for your health. 5. Some people with diabetes (type 1, not overweight) can qualify for a pancreas transplant as well.
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. Twenty to 40 percent of people with diabetes develop kidney disease. Kidneys filter waste products and excess fluids from the blood. The body cannot survive without the kidneys. If they fail, either dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed. Kidney failure can be treated with kidney transplantation or dialysis. Kidney transplantation is a... (Read More)
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