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rom Windsor, Ontario, Canada:

A friend's 19 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She has had bladder leakage problems since she was younger and even was hospitalized to try and find out the problem. The diagnosis was "irritable or nervous" bladder and that she would have to learn to live with it. Now this diagnosis?

Is this something that has caused the diabetes and will it be helped once she gets her sugar levels in order? She has thirst symptoms now on top of the leakage problems. She is hoping there is a connection and this embarrassing problem can be helped?


Her diabetes is not causally related to her incontinence. Diabetes makes incontinence worse while poorly controlled so your speculation that it may improve with better blood sugars is not unreasonable. However, incontinence is a separate, and common problem, which requires investigation and treatment in its own right in a girl of 19 years.


Original posting 5 May 1999
Posted to Other Illnesses


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