A hypothyroid person I once knew by his postings would often say how close diabetes and hypothyroidism were. Being new to the world of thyroid at the time, I didn't grasp what he was saying very well, but his comments keep coming back to me.
The article emphasises this is the first study to show a link. And even then, it was not the researchers' aim. Were I not so used to this sort of thing, I'd be expressing amazement that could be the case. It is surely obvious that a connection is likely. Indeed, is there even the possibility of two endocrine conditions which are absolutely NOT related?
Researchers find diabetes and goiter link for the first time
Stef dela Cruz
Dec 31, 2014
At first glance, it wouldn't make sense for goiter, an enlarged thyroid gland, to show any association with diabetes. However, a world-first study revealed that diabetes and goiter are indeed related.
For the first time, a link between type 2 diabetes and an enlarged thyroid gland was found, thanks to research done by endocrinology experts Juan Diez and Pedro Iglesias in Madrid. Their study, published this year in the medical journal Clinical Endocrinology, involved almost 1,500 participants.
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