Is there a link between underactive Thyroid and Diabetes?

Vee1
By Vee1 Latest Reply 2009-10-10 18:55:30 -0500
Started 2009-10-06 15:34:57 -0500

It seems to me to be a given but I want scientific data or personal experience. I am convinced I have hypo-thyroid that is contributory…


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BLC
BLC 2009-10-07 13:14:15 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed with underactive thyroid when I was pregnant with my son. When he was 3 years old I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I have asked several doctors if there is a link but no one has really given me a straight answer yet.

Laura M
Laura M 2009-10-10 18:55:30 -0500 Report

My doctor said in some cases it can bring on diabetes. I have low thyroid. Ask your doctor strait up, the doctor should give you an answer. Mine always does. Hope you find out what you want to know.

sahm0315
sahm0315 2009-10-06 16:36:07 -0500 Report

I don't know if there is a link or not but my entire family have both…maybe it's genetic predisposition or, like arthritis, an autoimmune issue?