Endocrine System - CDM

Patterns:

  • Endocrinological manifestations of the disease are well described in adults with DM1, but have rarely been rarely reported in children.

  • Reports describing the presence of thyroid dysfunction in childhood exist, but not very common.

Symptoms:

  • Insulin resistance.

  • Hypothyroidism.

  • Hyperparathyroidism.

  • Other adult-onset endocrine and metabolic symptoms as they age.

  • Loss of menstrual periods or cramps and pain with menstruation.

  • Erectile dysfunction in males.

Diagnosis:

  • Discuss the following tests with your doctor:

    • Detailed physical exam to review complications of the reproductive system.

    • Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and Free T4 level.

    • Fasting blood lipids, plasma glucose, liver enzymes, bilirubin levels.

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