From Illinois, USA:
My 17 year old son has developed gynecomastia (requiring surgery to correct) since the onset of his type 1 diabetes. I have seen insulin use listed as a possible cause, but cannot get much information. Can this be related to insulin use?
Not to my experience, and I have seen literally thousands of boys with diabetes.
[Editor's comment: Gynecomastia (breast enlargement in a male) is relatively common in teenaged males. Fortunately, it's usually relatively mild, and although sometimes an emotional issue for teenagers (and their parents!), it's rarely a medical problem severe enough to require surgery. WWQ]
Original posting 24 Jan 2001
Posted to Other Illnesses
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:16
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by Children With Diabetes, Inc, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2013. Comments and Feedback.