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Re: [IP] diabetes and thyroid disease



Natalie

This correlation with autoimmune diseases helped me alot

thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: "Natalie A. Sera" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 10:30 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] diabetes and thyroid disease


> -----Original Message-----
> From: JoAnn <email @ redacted>
>
>
> >My son is the absolute first on either side of the family with Type 1,
> >as far back as we can trace.  I had thyroid disease, and my husband now
> >has parathyroid disease. I have asked endo's if there is any connection,
> >especially since some thyroid disorders are common in Type 1's, but the
> >answer was no.  Medicine doesn't have all the answers yet, right?
>
>
> Actually, there may indeed be a connection -- if you have Hashimoto's
> thyroiditis, it's an auto-immune disease, and occurs more commonly in Type
1
> diabetics than in the general population.
>
> It also means that you have a susceptibility to autoimmune diseases, which
> you probably passed on to your son. When his susceptibility was triggered,
> he developed diabetes; when yours was triggered, you developed
Hashimoto's.
>
> The part that the medics don't know is why a certain auto-immune disease
> gets triggered in a susceptible individual, and not a different
auto-immune
> disease. I know one family where there were two brothers, one of whom
> developed DM1 and the other rheumatoid arthritis. The son of the brother
> with RA developed DM1, and one of his daughters developed RA. The children
> of the brother with DM1 didn't develop any auto-immune disease. Why was
one
> autoimmune condition triggered in each of them, but not the other?  I
dunno!
>
> Natalie ._c- who has both Hashimoto's and diabetes.
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