Well I have had Type 1 Diabetes for over 23 years and the past few years I have had severe fatigue, stiffness, joint pain, and various other issues. The past six months I have had issues walking and a weird lump on the side of my right knee. My doctor noticed I was limping some so I decided to get it checked out. I was referred by an Orthopedic to a Neurologist and now back to Rheumatologist. I recently had some arthritis in both knees show up on an X-ray with joint space narrowing on both sides. The Neurologist tested me for motor neuropathy but that isn’t the cause. So I don’t have nerve damage in my muscles.
So what other autoimmune diseases have any of the other Type 1 diabetics encountered? I have been tested for a lot of things in the past including RA and Lupus. I have had a positive ANA speckled pattern 1:80 but no RA factor. I have an appointment with a new Rheumatologist next week. So I am not sure if they will say autoimmune arthritis or not.