From Cheney, Kansas, USA:
My doctor thinks my three year old son has Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I am concerned that this could put him at a high risk for diabetes. What type of testing is usually done to determine this? He does exhibit some symptoms of diabetes, such as increased thirst, weight loss, and irritability.
If he has thyroid antibodies, he could also have antibodies that predict the development of diabetes. There are commercial tests, but some worry about the quality. Also, if you qualify, TrialNet, an NIH project could screen him.
Original posting 2 Nov 2006
Posted to Other
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:08
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. 1995-2014. Comments and Feedback.