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From Illinois, USA:

My 17 year old son has developed gynecomastia (requiring surgery to correct) since the onset of his type 1 diabetes. I have seen insulin use listed as a possible cause, but cannot get much information. Can this be related to insulin use?


Not to my experience, and I have seen literally thousands of boys with diabetes.


[Editor's comment: Gynecomastia (breast enlargement in a male) is relatively common in teenaged males. Fortunately, it's usually relatively mild, and although sometimes an emotional issue for teenagers (and their parents!), it's rarely a medical problem severe enough to require surgery. WWQ]

Original posting 24 Jan 2001
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