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Question:

From South Africa:

My baby was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 17 months and developed a squint at the age of two. Is there a link between strabismus that developed six months after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes?

Answer:

It is possible that the strabismus was picked up six months after the diagnosis of diabetes but may have been present before. It is also possible the strabismus is unrelated at all to the diabetes and may be related to other causes such as birth trauma or a high degree of farsightedness and this problem coincidentally became more apparent after the diagnosis of diabetes.

Diabetes can cause a strabismus, but it would be less common for it to occur in such a short time with the disease. Strabismus from diabetes is a complication that usually would be seen after a period of time, when the disease existed long enough for complications to arise. Typically a strabismus from diabetes is usually temporary. Strabismus from other causes typically are not temporary.

CAG

DTQ-20020511074842
Original posting 3 Jun 2002
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