IDDM mimic MS?

  1. In your experience(s), can sx of type 2 diabetes mimic sx of ms? Especially in regard to the neuropathy/optic neuritis/ ataxic gait, etc?
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  3. by   purplemania
    I was not aware that optic neuritis is common to diabetics. I can see how the gait might be confusing, but only to the casual observer, as diabetics should show improvement when blood sugar is appropriate, while MS patients do not improve with diet. Neuropathy may be similar. I would hope that anyone exhibiting even one of these symptoms is getting evaluated because all three signs are related to many causes, some of which are very serious.