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      Russell Wilson

      Is there anybody else out there who’s had existing diabetes mellitus who’s later developed?

      Some disturbing statistics out there!  And maybe a ray of hope?

      I had “T2DM” for about 20 years before being diagnosed with PD, and the way the research is going now, ALL people with “T2DM” should be closely monitored for non-motor symptoms of PD (which can occur a decade or more before the motor symptoms — which most primary care providers (GPs) and general neurologists use for diagnosis).  Early intervention is key, as we all know, or at least dream about.

      (incidentally I put T2DM in brackets as it’s now known that a lot of people can develop Type 1 as adults, only for many of them to be mis-diagnosed as Type 2 — it makes a big difference to people in places like England where health services have really tightened up on what supplies are paid for by the NHS)

    • #13317

      Russell, you certainly have a lot on your plate, both diabetes and PD! That certainly is a lot to handle 🙁

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts..

    • #13328

      Thanks for sharing this info, Russell. The more we know about other signs or risk factors to be on the lookout for, the better we can help people before or as they are diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Do you live in England? How has the NHS supported you (or not) since your PD diagnosis?

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