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« on: August 09, 2018, 05:43:21 PM »

 My son had a tranrsplant 3 years ago.  But he is having issues with his sugar.  Is that normal or is anyone else going thru the same problem
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 03:12:00 PM »

Post transplant immunosuppressants can cause med-induced diabetes in some people.  It is neither "normal" nor "abnormal".  I've not had such an issue, but I know others who have.

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 10:49:40 PM »

If not already, hopefully he can be given a tester kit so that he can check his blood sugar level every day and learn when insulin may be needed. I would assume this would be temporary(probably from the prednisone) like how some women get gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Unfortunately in my friends case it didn't go away and she's on insulin the rest of her life. 

Husband has ESRD with Type I Diabetes -Insulin Dependent.
I was his carepartner for home hemodialysis using Nxstage December 2013-July 2016.
He went back to doing in-center July 2016.
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