Many Children With Type 1 Diabetes Also Have Other Immune Diseases

Reuters Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (4/22, Norton) reports that according to a study Share to FacebookShare to Twitter of 491 children with type 1 diabetes in the journal Diabetes Care, a third of the children have signs of other immune system disorders when they get diagnosed with diabetes. Dr. Jennifer M. Barker, the University of Colorado Denver, and colleagues found that one-quarter had autoantibodies related to thyroid disease and one in eight of those patients had the disease itself. Also, nearly one in eight had antibodies related to celiac disease, and a quarter of those patients had the disease.

 

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