INDEX — comorbidities

Examples: Diabetes, cellulitis, edema, cardiac issues, DVT

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The PRP Survival Guide is a repository of experiences and insights shared by PRP patients and their caregivers. Collectively, the PRP community possesses a wealth of practical knowledge about pityriasis rubra pilaris. We need to harvest that knowledge for those in need of enlightenment.

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How has a comorbidity like diabetes, cellulitis, edema, cardiac issues or blood clots affected your PRP?

INDEX — comorbidities

One Reply to “INDEX — comorbidities”

  1. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in September 2004 at the age of 58. In the years that followed I was able to attain consistent A1C results in the 6.0 to 6.5 range with a combination of medication (Humalog, Levemir, and metformin), diet and exercise.

    In August 2012 a red spot appeared on my forehead. Initially misdiagnosed as seborrheic dermatitis and , I was prescribed ever-increasing amounts of prednisone until my hospitalization in early November. Once I was correctly diagnosed with pityriasis rubra pilaris and under the care of a dermatologist at the University of Texas Southwestern, a treatment plan for my PRP was initiated.

    My A!C in January 2013 was 12.4. No matter what I did, the 90-day tests continued to be terrible.

    I was declared in remission in April 2014 and gradually got back to my A1C norm: 6.0 to 6.5.

    IMHO — a patient with PRP can be consumed by the disease and neglect other maladies. If I could turn back the clock, I would have made an A1C of 6.0 to 6.5 a part of my PRP treatment plan. A treatment plan is not a spotlight on one disease. It should be an umbrella covering all ailments.

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