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Question:

From Miami, Florida, USA:

My son was always a slow grower many years before being diagnosed with type 1 at almost 16 years. He always appeared to be many years younger. He lost his last baby teeth at age 15. Now he's a grad student and looks like a college freshman. His thyroid has always been okay except when he was diagnosed, and he's in good control. Will he ever look his age?

Answer:

Some children do mature later than others. Sounds like he qualifies. This isn't a disease and likely will be considered a blessing when he's older. I wouldn't worry.

LD

Original posting 24 Apr 1999
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