I’m new to tudiabetes.org and I hope I’m posting in the right place. I was wondering if anyone here suffers from diabetes as a result of Hemochromatosis? I searched the forum and I hope I just didn’t miss any threads. Hemochromatosis is essentially the opposite of Anemia–it’s the body’s inability to process and pass iron (iron overload).
I was diagnosed with diabetes almost 5 years ago and Hemochromatosis about 3 years ago. Doctors are fairly certain that my diabetes are a complication of having such high iron levels.
If you’re out there I would like to compare notes. I am not de-ironed yet, but I have been “donating” a pint of blood every week for almost three years in an effort to rid myself of the iron.
This seems like a great site for both support and resources. I wish I would have found it sooner.