Tumors And Diabetes

Jean Hart - 23241
By Jean Hart - 23241 Latest Reply 2009-02-19 23:49:58 -0600
Started 2009-02-19 14:29:34 -0600

would like to start a discussion on tumors and how diabetes.can affect them.would like to hear from anyone that might no something or is going through something theyed like to share with us .

3 replies

rbergman 2009-02-19 21:16:08 -0600 Report

Our daughter was originally thought to have a tumor of the pituitary gland in the brain, it was enlarged and causing headaches, later tests revealed that her Thyroid had stopped working and that the pituitary gland was swollen due to it sending excessive amounts of hormones to the thyroid to try and get it to do its job, once she was put on Synthroid the swelling of the pituitary gland in her brain went down and the gland returned to normal size, the doctor said, the gland doesn't care where it gets the hormones the thyroid is suppose to produce from, as long as it gets it the gland functions normally, so far that has been true with her.
The doctor that originally said it was a tumor in the brain was obviously wrong and thank God he was but that is as close as we have come to anyone having a tumor. When she was later diagnosed with diabetes the pancreas was examined for tumors but there are none there either, its just another case of her auto-immune failure and antibodies attacking her pancreas after they destroyed her thyroid.

Anonymous 2009-02-19 23:49:58 -0600 Report

I have a swelling of the right temple and is bigger than the right by far, this has been getting bigger for a year and a half, my Dr says that it is just probley just fat build up, she was going to feel it, but never got around to it, and I haven't went back yet, my check up is on the 27, I thought I would mention this gland to her. My question is where is this gland you are talking about?
Thank You

DiabetesDiva 2009-02-19 16:26:14 -0600 Report

I don't know anyone with this. I did a google search and there are different types of tumors associated with diabetes:
pancreas, pituitary, etc.

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