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Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis with T1D

Chronic_warrior88

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hi All

Im new on here

Just wondering if anyone else has IBD (Crohns or Colitis) as well as T1D?
I was diagnosed with IBD 18 years ago and T1D exactly 12years ago today but I don't know of anyone else going through similar

Would be great to connect with others
 

khskel

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hi there, I have UC and T1 diagnosed simultaneously. I know @mikeyB has UC as well.
 

mikeydt1

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
i am t2 and also suffer from bowel disease, put me in hospital 4 times. there are support forums on the net plus facebook may have what you are looking for.

when i developed the bowel disease i thought i was alone with it but some searching and found what i needed on F.B.

i suffer with diverticulitis, any way hope you find a support group around the net, t.c, mike
 

mikeyB

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hi @Chronic_warrior88, welcome to the club:)

Yup, I developed diabetes (originally diagnosed as T2 because I was 43) followed three months later by UC. Because I had total colitis, with all the colon affected, my diabetes was well controlled because food didn’t hang on long enough to get absorbed, and most of my gut biome- that’s the bacteria that do all the work in the gut - were now living in sewers. Anyway, with various potent medications, I escaped the total colectomy, but the diabetic control went haywire, the only way to control it was by not eating. That was until the consultant (first time I saw him) told me I was Type 1, just like my mum, who he also treated.

So here I am, 23 years later with no diabetes complications, and the last UC flare up was 3+ years ago. Currently just take a couple of Asacol twice a day. I’ve also developed Chronic Pancreatitis, which is sometimes associated with UC, but rarely. I like developing conditions that don’t kill you:)
 
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