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From Miami, Florida, USA:

My 11 year old was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Is there any chance that the hyperglycemia was caused by a thyroid problem instead of a pancreatic deficiency?


No, not to my knowledge. type 1A (autoimmune) and thyroid disease in children are both often autoimmune. So 20% of kids with diabetes have thyroid disease, but it is not causal.


Original posting 7 Mar 2001
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention


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