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Question:

From Iowa, USA:

Does diabetes or insulin have anything to do with body temperature? Sometimes for no reason I get really hot or really cold. I am a 32 year old female who has had type 1 diabetes for 20 years.

Answer:

Diabetes really has very little effect on body temperature. However, about 10% of people with Type 1 diabetes eventually develop problems with their thyroid gland which can make you heat or cold intolerant. I would review this with your diabetes team.

MSB

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Original posting 23 Apr 2000
Posted to Thyroid

  
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