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Thyroid Disease and Diabetes

Thyroid disease is common in the general population, and the prevalence increases with age. The assessment of thyroid function by modern assays is both reliable and inexpensive. Screening for thyroid dysfunction is indicated in certain high-risk groups, such as neonates and the elderly. By Patricia Wu, MD, FACE, FRCP   Thyroid Disease and Diabetes.  Hypothyroidism…

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Can Bipolar Disorder Lead to Diabetes?

Bipolar disorder patients often develop diabetes, and the medications used to treat bipolar symptoms may be to blame. By Dennis Thompson Jr. Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Can Bipolar Disorder Lead to Diabetes?  People with bipolar disorder struggle with many side effects related to both their mental illness and their treatment…

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