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From Indiana, USA:

I am an eighteen-year-old who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes about one month ago. Does Type 1 diabetes bear any relationship to high alkaline phosphate and calcium levels in the blood?


There is no specific link between Type 1 Diabetes and elevated serum calcium and alkaline phosphatase levels and if this concerns yourself, you should talk to your doctor about this issue.

There are however very occasional reports of people who have hyperparathyroidism, which may cause deposits of calcium in the pancreas and a secondary diabetes. In these instances removal, of the parathyroid glands may improve diabetic control.


Original posting 25 Aug 97


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