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My 5 year old child was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 2 years ago. At his recent physical, his physician noticed that my child’s thyroid was enlarged and suggested a blood test. Please advise me what to expect from a positive blood test result.

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My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes almost 2 years ago. She will be eight in a month. We went for her check up today and the doctor said her thyroid was enlarged. He took blood for a thyroid test. Do I need to be concerned?

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I received a letter from my child’s doctor regarding his latest test results. Included, there was a new prescription for a thyroid medication. It seems that he tested positive for antibodies. Are these antibodies going to do uncontrollable damage?

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I have type 1 diabetes, and almost five months ago I had my TSH level checked which was normal. A recent result was also normal but higher. I have had some symptoms of being hypothyroid. Is this rather significant change a cause for concern?

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My 22 year old sister was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 19, and her thyroid has completely shut down. She has been gaining weight, and the doctor wants to do more tests. Is this from her diabetes? What can be done about it? What are the side effects from a thyroid that does not work?

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How do Graves disease and lupus affect my daughter’s diabetes? Or, how does the diabetes affect Graves and lupus?

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My teen daughter, an athlete, has leg cramps and dry skin. She had an enlarged thyroid, but other tests were negative. What else should we look for?

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Is my low TSH causing my hypoglycemia?

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When a person with type 2 develops hypothyroidism, is this an indicator that their type 2 is becoming type 1?

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My 10 year old daughter (type 1 diabetes for three years) has had puzzling thyroid blood tests. Can you explain the significance of high anti-TPO readings? Should her tests be repeated regularly? How often?

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