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my mother has Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis does this diease also affect the blood sugar level?

By Anonymous December 10, 2010 - 3:49pm
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my mother has diabetes also ate a meal and felt tired went to lay down after awhile 1hour her sugar drop to forty. could be cause of the fibrosis

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Anon, According to the National Institutes of Health, no one knows what causes pulmonary fibrosis or why some people get it. It causes the lungs to become scarred and stiffened. This stiffening may make it increasingly difficult to breathe. In some people the disease gets worse quickly (over months to a few years), but other people have little worsening of the disease over time.

The condition is believed to result from an inflammatory response to an unknown substance. "Idiopathic" means no cause can be found. The disease occurs most often in people between 50 and 70 years old.

It is unlikely that your mother's fibrosis is related to her diabetes or has an impact on her blood sugar. What are you, and she, doing to ensure that she is monitoring her blood sugar levels and under appropriate treatment for diabetes? You will find more information about diabetes treatment in this section of our site: https://www.empowher.com/condition/diabetes-type-2/treatments

December 10, 2010 - 4:06pm
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