A Study on Thyroid Profile in Type 1 Diabetes at Tertiary Care Centre
Keywords:thyroid peroxidase, type 1 diabetes, TSH, autoimmunity.
The purpose of this study is to find out the prevalence and pattern of thyroid disorders in Type 1 diabetic patients. Thyroid autoimmunity is common among people with type 1 diabetes. Thyroid disorder affects a small percentage of the population. Thyroid autoimmunity is more common in the general population, as demonstrated by the presence of Thyroid peroxidase antibodies. Hypothyroidism is more common in women than in men. The majority of people have a subclinical form of the condition, which lowers the chances of clinical suspicion. Gender, age, and duration of diabetes are linked to autoimmune thyroid disease in some cases, but not in others. To summarise, our study confirms the link between autoimmune hypothyroidism and type 1 diabetes and suggests that all subjects with type 1 diabetes, particularly those with positive Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies, should be screened annually for asymptomatic thyroid dysfunction using serum Thyroid Stimulating Hormone levels.
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