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Diabetes/Autonomic Question

Two months ago, I was dx'ed with autonomic small and large fiber neuropathy.  I have a laundry list of symptoms that go with that dx.

Yesterday, I was dx'ed with diabetes with a fasting number of 150 and he told me that I could not tolerate the test drinking the sugar solution, whatever that means.  It is hard to believe that I can have such severe autonomic symptoms (disabling) with such a low number.  Is anyone else confined to bed, for the most part, with autonomic symptoms, due to diabetes.  I will see the endocrinologist today to confirm dx.  

If anyone is in the same boat as me, do you also have severe lower back pain.  Sometimes I hear it is associated, and other times I hear it is not.   The horrible back pain, starts the symptom change of events when I stand or sit too long.  At this point, I am now waking up with it.

Thank you for your help-
Cathy
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726204 tn?1285879778
I cannot comment on your question regarding diabetes and autonomic dysfunction but there are people on this board who will be able to.  

I am just wondering if you have had investigations on your spine?  I may be totally off the road here but I have read that syringomelia (sp) can cause symptoms of autonomic dysfunction.  
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612876 tn?1355518095
Cathy,

I'm sorry, diabetes is outside the scope of my knowledge.  Have you considered cross-posting on the diabetes forum?  

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Diabetes---Adult-Type-II/show/46

And perhaps the diabetes expert forum (answered by an endocrinologist)?

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Diabetes---Adult-Type-II/show/161

There is also the neurology expert forum (answered by Cleveland Clinic neurologists):

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Neurology/show/135
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