From Michigan, USA:
I am a 16 year old male who has had Type 1 since age 4. This is somewhat personal, but I am to embarrassed to ask a doctor, in person, this question. Puberty started for me when I was 13 years old. I am now 16, and have noticed that my genitals (especially my testicles) are very small compared to the other boys my age. I was wondering if diabetes may be the cause of this slow growth.
Diabetes, when in good metabolic control, doesn't affect the normal growth and final size of genitalia. You should hide your embarrassment and talk with your doctor, who may refer you to a pediatric endocrinologist.
Original posting 22 Jul 97
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:54
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 T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.