From Cleveland, Ohio, USA:
I know doctors should always check the thyroid gland of diabetics on initial examination. However, when I look for more information about hyperthyroidism and diabetes, I can't find any. Is hyperthyroidism common with Type I diabetes?
Both hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and hypothyroid (underactive thyroid) due to autoimmune thyroid problems are slightly more common than would be expected by chance in people with Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes. There are a whole bunch of disorders that are autoimmune in nature that might happen to someone with autoimmune diabetes.
Original posting 22 Jan 98
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:56
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