Thyroid Disorders Can Contribute To The Development of Type 2 Diabetes
Sep 14, 2019
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Nadeen Ayad, BCPS, PharmD Candidate, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado
Type 2 diabetes is due to insulin resistance accompanied with insulin deficiency resulting in hyperglycemia. If left untreated, hyperglycemia can cause several acute and chronic complications affecting the eyes, heart, and kidneys, and even lead to death. Thyroid hormones are essential for carbohydrate metabolism, thus, thyroid dysfunctions may influence the development of diabetes mellitus. This is a nation-wide cohort study that investigated the effects of thyroid disorders on the occurrence of type 2 diabetes.
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