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From Newport, South Wales, Great Britain:

Six months ago, my sister was diagnosed with lupus, about a year ago, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and recently, I have developed symptoms of diabetes. I will have the results of my blood tests later this week. Is there a connection with these diseases?


Lupus, hypothyroidism, and diabetes are all autoimmune disorders and tend to cluster in family members.


[Editor's comment: Also, see Autoimmune Endocrine Failure Syndromes at the Diabetes Monitor. WWQ]

Original posting 22 Nov 2001
Posted to Other Illnesses


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