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Diabetes and inflammatory markers

Does anyone know if diabetes (any type) can affect inflammatory markers in the blood, such as CRP/ESR? I have my CRP checked regularly for another health condition and it has been elevated since January. The health condition that I would usually blame a higher CRP on has actually been reasonably well-behaved so far this year. My liver/kidney numbers are both good. Wondering whether my diabetes may have something to do with this?

  1. Hi . You got me curious, so I did a little research. Here is a study from the Diabetes Journal that discusses diabetes and CPR: Many of the articles I found discuss the connection between high CPR numbers and kidney disease or foot osteomyelitis. I didn't see much about higher numbers in general and what they mean. I hope others chime in here with better answers. It can be so confusing when other autoimmune diseases are in the mix. Best wishes. - Lori (Team Member)

    1. , I actually didn't do anything to try to mitigate the impact on my arthritis. In fact, I'd say I've been more stressed and getting less sleep - staying up until 1am reading diabetes forums 😅 My theory is that my immune system got distracted by my pancreas and has been leaving my joints/tendons alone mostly. Typically, just after I saw my rheumatologist I did have a mild flare of the arthritis so I don't know what that means... I am curious to see what the blood work says next month. I'll keep you posted!

    2. I hope your body decides its had enough of this arthritis thing and that its going to go into remission for a while. 😀 Wouldn't that be cool! I look forward to hearing from you again. - Lori (Team Member)

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