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Question:

From Phoenix, Arizona, USA:

I am 35 years old and have had type 1 diabetes for six years. What symptoms would indicate a need for thyroid screening?

Answer:

Many endocrinologists recommend testing for thyroid abnormalities in people with type 1 diabetes every one to two years even if they have no symptoms.

Symptoms of underactive thyroid include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, hair loss, intolerance to cold weather, dry skin, and sometimes decreased insulin requirements.

Symptoms of overactive thyroid include muscle weakness, weight loss, diarrhea, hair loss, intolerance to hot weather, jitteriness, and often increased insulin requirements.

TGL

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Original posting 1 Nov 2000
Posted to Thyroid

  
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