“The take home message is that kids with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk for developing other autoimmune diseases compared with kids who don’t have type 1 diabetes,” says Dr. Laurie Tsilianidis, an endocrinologist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s in Ohio who wasn’t involved in the study.
“This is particularly true once they become adults, and Caucasian women carry the greatest risk,” Tsilianidis adds by email.
- Hughes JW, Riddlesworth TD, DiMeglio LA, et al. Autoimmune diseases in children and adults with type 1 diabetes from the T1D exchange clinic registry. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Sep 27:jc20162478. [Epub ahead of print]