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Type 1 and hepc

I am a type one diabetic for 20+ yeras. i have just been diagnosed with hep c. I am currently waiting for my results from the viral load. how will this impact my diabetes ?
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408795 tn?1324935675
Here's a study I located, I know a diabetic and she went into a trial for tx, at first I thought it was a telaprevir study, but it was for a different PI.  good luck

High incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus during or shortly after treatment with pegylated interferon alpha for chronic hepatitis C virus infection.

Schreuder TC, Gelderblom HC, Weegink CJ, Hamann D, Reesink HW, Devries JH, Hoekstra JB, Jansen PL.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, AMC Liver Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. t.c.***@****

BACKGROUND: Development of diabetes mellitus (DM) during or shortly after treatment with interferon alpha (IFN-alpha) in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been reported sporadically. We prospectively screened for DM during and after IFN-alpha therapy for chronic HCV infection. METHODS: Blood glucose levels of patients with chronic HCV infection were routinely assessed at all outpatient visits during and after treatment with pegylated-IFN-alpha (Peg-IFN-alpha) and ribavirin (Riba). RESULTS: Between December 2002 and October 2005, 189 non-diabetic patients were treated with Peg-IFN-alpha/Riba, of whom five developed type 1 DM (2.6%), three type 2 DM (1.6%) and one an indeterminate type of DM. Classical symptoms of DM were present in three patients who developed DM shortly after cessation of Peg-IFN-alpha/Riba. In the other patients, symptoms of DM were either indistinguishable from side effects caused by Peg-IFN-alpha/Riba or absent. CONCLUSION: Our study showed a high incidence of type 1 DM during Peg-IFN-alpha/Riba therapy for chronic HCV infection. Symptoms of DM may be absent or mistaken for Peg-IFN-alpha/Riba-associated side effects. To diagnose DM without delay, we propose routine assessment of blood glucose at all outpatient visits during and after Peg-IFN-alpha/Riba treatment in chronic HCV patients.

PMID: 18031478 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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408795 tn?1324935675
Being a diabetic and having HepC can sometimes complicate things, especially when looking to get into tx.  If you are strictly concerned with any adverse affect the HepC will have on your HepC, that will be hard to answer.  You can google pubmed and do a search, just enter hcv AND diabetes.  Hopefully someone else will chime in. good luck  
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