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From Lake Station, Indiana, USA:

My 26 1/2 month old daughter has Down Syndrome. At age two, she was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. It is my understanding that in many children with Down Syndrome, hyperthyroidism and diabetes go hand in hand. When do I need to start getting her tested and how often thereafter?


You could ask for antibody tests to see if she is at risk. These are repeated every three years or so. Also, most children develop diabetes over a relatively short clinical interval. Look for thirst and increased urine. Depending on her developmental level, you may not get the complaints, etc. so you do need to look for symptoms.


[Editor's comment: See our web page listing of the Symptoms of Diabetes. BH]

Original posting 13 Jan 2006
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