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Immunotherapy causing diabetes !!

Salval
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As if everything else isn't enough....hubby been told treatment  has caused diabetes.  He now has to stay in hospital until stable.   Has anyone else been affected in this way?     Would welcome comments

Problem also that hospital staff  don't appear that hot on diabetes!! !

Thank you

There is hope. Don't give up..

Salval

 ellie68
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Hi Salval

Sorry to hear this news regarding your husbands situation. As you know they do have to check your bloods while having this treatment.

I did ask my oncologist regarding this side effect, it is a very rare one.

Nearly all treatments come with rare ones, my first chemo caused me to have a heart attack, again rare.

I hope everything works out well for you both.

Take Care Ellie xx

"You Never Walk A Lone"

72Pembro
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Hi

I have also just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. As a result of pembro. Not been out of hospital long.  Going to take some getting used to

Salval
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Hi.  Our hospital seem to be  pretty fazed about it.  Can't get blood sugars down.   I am getting annoyed.  They don't seem to be doing anything.  How long were you in. How did they sort you.  Could I ask what insulin you're on and how often

So many questions. I do apologise 

There is hope. Don't give up..

Salval

72Pembro
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I am the same  was in 5 days  2 in hdu . Blood sugar still very high. Been 2 weeks now . No help from hospital either . Dont even have appointment with diabetic nurse until Friday 

Sorry if  spelling mistakes . My eyes not good either 

Bodach
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First of all please accept my apologies for popping into your group.

I am sorry to read that you are having problems with diabetes and your cancer treatment and even more so that you are experiencing problems with nursing staff not knowing much about diabetes.

For your information I have set up this link for you 

Diabetes and Cancer Treatment

This is an information booklet produced as a joint project between Macmillans and Diabetes UK and I hope it explains how both diseases interact and how it can effect you.

If you would like to speak to a nurse you can contact one by telephoning the telephone support line on 

0808 808 0000

Any day between 8 am and 8 pm and asking to speak to a specialist nurse or if you prefer you can email them by clicking on this link Ask a nurse and posting your question.

If you've just been diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 you will need to pay attention to your eyes and feet as both can be effected and start to watch what foods you eat but like everything else it can be controlled with a change of lifestyle, exercise and a good diet.

Again my apologies to all for visiting your group but I hope I have been of some help.

Ian

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Salval
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No apologies needed. I am very grateful 

There is hope. Don't give up..

Salval