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Low hemoglobin. Have insulin dependent diabetes. What to do next?

My Ddr. rang me this morning to say I had a problem with my haemaglobin which has been getting low since about 2007. This has come to light following routine blood checks due to my insulin dependent diabetes . She said she could give me tablets but they will probably make me sick and as I am otherwise feeling well, I have put this on hold. I am 74 and very active but wonder what to do next.
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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it s already great realizing the hemoglobin levels are falling. worthwhile investigating the type of anemia (inadequate blood quantities), characterizing it to know whether it is due to a bone marrow problem or other. This shall help in detecting exactly the cause of the low hemoglobin and therefore treating it.
Remember certain drugs, infectious or tumours can cause low hemoglobin levels. and if these conditions are detected early enough, appropriate, cheap and surer treatment options could be offered that are more effective.
Consulting a hematologist for a proper evaluation is worthwhile.
Thanks and fast recovery,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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