Thyroid disease and diabetesTThyroid disease and diabetesThyroid disease and diabetesEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Pancreas;ThyroidEndocrine systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about thyroid disease and diabetes including the causes and signs and symptoms.</p><h2>​​What is the thyroid?</h2> <p>The thyroid is a gland located in the middle of the lower front of the neck. It produces hormones (called thyroid hormones) that are important for:</p> <ul><li>growth</li> <li>body temperature control</li> <li>digestion</li> <li>body weight</li> <li>mood.</li></ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Despite proper diabetes control, 20-25% of people with type 1 diabetes will develop thyroid problems.</li> <li>Thyroid problems include Hashimoto's thyroiditis (hypothyroidism) and Grave's disease (hyperthyroidism).</li></ul>
Maladies thyroïdiennes et diabèteMMaladies thyroïdiennes et diabèteThyroid disease and diabetesFrenchEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Pancreas;ThyroidEndocrine systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur la maladie thyroïdienne et le diabète, y compris les causes, les signes et les symptômes.<br></p><h2>Qu’est-ce que la thyroïde?</h2> <p>La thyroïde est une glande située au milieu de la partie inférieure avant du cou. Elle produit des hormones (appelés hormones thyroïdiennes) qui sont importantes pour :</p> <ul><li>la croissance;</li> <li>le contrôle de la température corporelle;</li> <li>la digestion;</li> <li>le poids;</li> <li>l’humeur.</li></ul><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Malgré un contôle approprié du diabète, de 20 à 25 % des personnes aux prises avec le diabète de type 1 développeront des problèmes thyroïdiens.</li> <li>Ces troubles comprennent la thyroïdite de Hashimoto (hypothyroïdie) et la maladie de Grave (hyperthyroïdie). </li></ul>

 

 

Thyroid disease and diabetes2526.00000000000Thyroid disease and diabetesThyroid disease and diabetesTEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Pancreas;ThyroidEndocrine systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about thyroid disease and diabetes including the causes and signs and symptoms.</p><h2>​​What is the thyroid?</h2> <p>The thyroid is a gland located in the middle of the lower front of the neck. It produces hormones (called thyroid hormones) that are important for:</p> <ul><li>growth</li> <li>body temperature control</li> <li>digestion</li> <li>body weight</li> <li>mood.</li></ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Despite proper diabetes control, 20-25% of people with type 1 diabetes will develop thyroid problems.</li> <li>Thyroid problems include Hashimoto's thyroiditis (hypothyroidism) and Grave's disease (hyperthyroidism).</li></ul><div class="akh-series"><div class="row"><div class="col-md-12"> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Thyroid gland</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_thyroid_gland_EN.jpg" alt="Thyroid gland located in the front of the throat shown with surrounding structures labelled" /> </figure> <p>Like the <a>pancreas</a> in diabetes, the thyroid can be attacked by the immune system. The immune system makes proteins called antibodies that attack the thyroid. This attack can cause the thyroid to either slow down (<a href="/Article?contentid=2309&language=English">hypothyroidism</a>) or in rare cases, to become overactive (hyperthyroidism). About 20 to 25% of people with <a>type 1 diabetes</a> will develop thyroid problems, regardless of how well they control their diabetes or for how long they have had diabetes. </p></div></div></div> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Thyroid function</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Thyroid_function_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Location of the pituitary gland in the brain and the thyroid gland in the throat both labelled" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The pituitary gland releases hormones, including thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), that control the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland releases hormones that control many body functions.</figcaption> </figure> <h2>Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (hypothyroidism)</h2><p>In Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, the immune system damages the thyroid gland, leading it to become underactive. Underactive thyroid is called hypothyroidism. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include:</p><ul><li>slower growth</li><li>weight gain</li><li>tiredness or sluggishness</li><li>dry skin and hair</li><li>problems concentrating</li><li>constipation</li><li>irregular menstrual periods</li><li>weakness.</li></ul><p>Under activity of the thyroid is detected by regular checks of thyroid function. The check involves measuring levels of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and measuring antibodies against the thyroid. TSH is a hormone (chemical messenger) made by a gland in the brain called the <a>pituitary gland</a>. </p><h2>Grave’s disease (hyperthyroidism)</h2><p>Grave’s disease happens rarely in people with diabetes. It is an immune system disorder that makes the thyroid overactive, meaning the thyroid makes too much thyroid hormone. Overactive thyroid is called hyperthyroidism. Symptoms include:</p><ul><li>weight loss</li><li>increased appetite</li><li>mood swings</li><li>shakiness and sweating</li><li>diarrhea</li><li>bulging eyes.</li></ul><p>Over active thyroid is often treated with​ a medication called methimazole that decreases the thyroid hormone levels.</p> ​​ https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_thyroid_gland_EN.jpgThyroid disease and diabetesFalse

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