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Rhuematoid Arthritis And Diabetes

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by Diabet1c, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Diabet1c

    Diabet1c Type 1 · Member

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    Just wondering if there's anybody else out there dealing with these two conditions and how its affecting them?
    I'm 21 and have been diabetic for 13 years whilst dealing with the arthritis for 4.
    Any feedback or information would be suuuper helpful
  2. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Whilst I don't have both, Rheumatoid Arthritis comes from the same genetic issues that T1D does and is caused by an autoimmune attack, so is considered a "co-morbidity" for T1D (although I consider "co-disease" a better term), similar to Coeliac, Thyroid issues, psoriasis, vitiligo, Addisons and Multiple Sclerosis.

    Once you are showing more than one, you should ensure that you are screened regularly for others.
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