Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
July 10, 2001
Question from Centralia, Missouri, USA:
I was diagnosed with diabetes about four months ago and recently had high thyroid antibodies. What does this mean? Should I be concerned?
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. Other such conditions include some thyroid disease, and it is common practice to screen for these in diabetes clinics. However, the link between the appearance of thyroid antibodies and any effect upon thyroid gland function is not absolute. Your doctor will keep an eye on the situation, but this isn’t something that you should worry about. At worst, it may mean that you have to take a pill each day to replace the normal hormonal output of the thyroid gland.