Has anyone with Lupus been diagnosed with diabetes or pre diabetes despite not being overweight? Are the two linked in some way?
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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly referred to as lupus, often coexists with other autoimmune diseases; according to a study published by SAGE Publications, around 30% of people diagnosed with systemic lupus have at least one coexisting autoimmune disorder, one of which being Type 1 diabetes.
Only Type 1 diabetes is autoimmune. This is a very important distinction. In autoimmune diabetes, weight is irrelevant unlike Type 2, where bad eating habits, which include fat & sugar, can be controlled by diet.
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I have! I was diagnosed with lupus this December and at the same Nd of July, after routine tests,, it appears l have developed diabetes. They found a high fasting glucose and protein and ketones in my urine. This is all new to me. I am not overweight. I eat well. I do have a treat every now and then.
I also have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, eczema, and asthma. They say once you have one autoimmune disease, you can develop others. I have an appointment with the diabetic clinic this Monday after they started me on insulin recently. It seems it has been one thing after another since December for me.
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