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From the United Kingdom:

My friend has Type 1 diabetes. She is complaining of tiredness a lot and occasionally she gets chest pains. Should I be worried about this?


It depends on how old your friend is. A lot also depends on whether she has been in control of her diabetes.

If your friend is young (under 20), and is a lot more tired than usual, it may be worth advising her to check her thyroid to make sure it is not underactive. It's easily done with a simple blood test. If she is older, then it could potentially be more serious and she should be checked over by her doctor.


Original posting 31 May 1999
Posted to Other Illnesses


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