Myasthenia Gravis with Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by ellen307 @ellen307, Jun 6, 2021

Have Myasthenia Gravis and Came down with type 2 diabetics with sugar count 1800
Has been a rocky road past month Any suggestions on diet etc.?

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I have MG, but not diabetes. For MG, and for diabetes, an immune system is healthy with green leafy vegetables, I try to eat the rainbow of fresh fruits and vegetables to boost my immune system and keep it healthier.

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Hello @ellen307

I can imagine that this must have felt like a "rocky road" as you said. MG and diabetes represent difficult dual diagnoses. A blood sugar of 1800 is very high.

Are you now under the care of an endocrinologist? If not, please get a referral to one. An endocrinologist is the best doctor to see for a diabetes problem, especially given your two diagnoses.

It would be a good idea to ask for a referral to a registered dietician as well. They can help you with planning an eating plan to keep your blood sugar better controlled.

If you care to share more, what type of symptoms were you having prior to knowing you had Type II diabetes? Are you now taking oral medications or insulin?

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Hello @ellen307. You will notice that I have updated the title of your post to allow for other members who may have MG and Type 2 Diabetes to join you now and in the future.

@hopeful33250 has joined the discussion to share with you already, which is great. I will let you respond to Teresa's thoughtful questions.

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@hopeful33250

Hello @ellen307

I can imagine that this must have felt like a "rocky road" as you said. MG and diabetes represent difficult dual diagnoses. A blood sugar of 1800 is very high.

Are you now under the care of an endocrinologist? If not, please get a referral to one. An endocrinologist is the best doctor to see for a diabetes problem, especially given your two diagnoses.

It would be a good idea to ask for a referral to a registered dietician as well. They can help you with planning an eating plan to keep your blood sugar better controlled.

If you care to share more, what type of symptoms were you having prior to knowing you had Type II diabetes? Are you now taking oral medications or insulin?

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Yes I m under the care of a great Endocrinologist, taking 2meds, my main issue has been getting enough carbs in me as not to loose wt. I dropped 12 lbs really cannot afford to under 90 lbs. cannot eat a lot of veggies have GI issues n reflux, acid indigestion. Have weak voice muscle dr wants me to try voice therapy as well pulmonary weak . Gee feel like I’m a complete mess. But trying to main carb not cheat as my friends tell me to do as they feel it will not hurt, but I do. Appreciate comment n suggestion ellen307

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@hopeful33250

Hello @ellen307

I can imagine that this must have felt like a "rocky road" as you said. MG and diabetes represent difficult dual diagnoses. A blood sugar of 1800 is very high.

Are you now under the care of an endocrinologist? If not, please get a referral to one. An endocrinologist is the best doctor to see for a diabetes problem, especially given your two diagnoses.

It would be a good idea to ask for a referral to a registered dietician as well. They can help you with planning an eating plan to keep your blood sugar better controlled.

If you care to share more, what type of symptoms were you having prior to knowing you had Type II diabetes? Are you now taking oral medications or insulin?

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Thanks for suggestions on having dietary help w diet. Getting use to sugar free has been ok but miss other foods try to adapt do not drink diet soda not good drink crystal,light lemonade or tea or other drinks n water
Helpful ideas thank you Teresa

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@ellen307

Thanks for suggestions on having dietary help w diet. Getting use to sugar free has been ok but miss other foods try to adapt do not drink diet soda not good drink crystal,light lemonade or tea or other drinks n water
Helpful ideas thank you Teresa

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Thank you for your kind words, @ellen307. I'm glad to be of help. The idea of seeing a registered dietician comes from my own experience as a pre-diabetic. I found the meeting with the hospital dietician to be very helpful.

Will you please keep in touch and let me know how you are doing?

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Are you by chance taking prednisone? This is known to spike blood sugar. If this is one of the meds you are taking have your Endochrinologist adjust for the glucose levels.

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@dwp

Are you by chance taking prednisone? This is known to spike blood sugar. If this is one of the meds you are taking have your Endochrinologist adjust for the glucose levels.

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Hello @dwp and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Thank you for joining this discussion and sharing some information with @ellen307 with regard to her blood sugar.

Do you have myasthenia gravis as well?

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@amandajro

Hello @dwp and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Thank you for joining this discussion and sharing some information with @ellen307 with regard to her blood sugar.

Do you have myasthenia gravis as well?

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I’ve had myasthenia Gravis for about 30 yrs and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a year ago. Can anyone share the pros and cons in there treatment if both. I was have IVIGs for about 10 yrs and just stopped last August due to insurance problems. My MG is doing pretty good except for Ptosis with my eyes. Ian not taking anything right now for the MG (waiting on insurance approval for new drops that came out). I am however taking glipizide for the diabetes, having a hard time keeping my numbers down, even with watching my carbs and sugar. Would love some input from others.

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@pkon

I’ve had myasthenia Gravis for about 30 yrs and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a year ago. Can anyone share the pros and cons in there treatment if both. I was have IVIGs for about 10 yrs and just stopped last August due to insurance problems. My MG is doing pretty good except for Ptosis with my eyes. Ian not taking anything right now for the MG (waiting on insurance approval for new drops that came out). I am however taking glipizide for the diabetes, having a hard time keeping my numbers down, even with watching my carbs and sugar. Would love some input from others.

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Welcome @pkon. Managing multiple chronic conditions, for example myasthenia gravis and type 2 diabetes can be challenging, both in terms of treatment and dietary needs.

@Erinmfs @ellen307 @dwp and others may be able to offer insights on your questions.

You may also be interested in this helpful discussion in the Diabetes group (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/diabetes-and-endocrine-problems/) re managing sugar levels and more:
– Diabetes and sugar levels: This is all new to me. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/diabetes-4/
– The emotional effects of type 2 diabetes https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-feel-terrible/
– I'm having problems managing Type 2 Diabetes with medication https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/type-2diabetes/

I sure hope the insurance issues get worked out soon to get you the medications you need for MG.

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