Type 1 Diabetes in Children: Other Autoimmune Conditions to Watch For
Thyroid Disorders, Addison's Disease, Celiac Disease, and Other Autoimmune Conditions
Since type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder, children with type 1 may be more susceptible to other autoimmunde conditions. Therefore, the healthcare team should be monitoring for these other conditions. The pediatrician is central to this monitoring, and in this video roundtable, a panel reviews the main autoimmune conditions to watch for.
- Thyroid disorders
- Celiac disease
- Addison's disease
Vitamin B12 deficiency is also mentioned since it often presents with irritable bowel syndrome and can cause growth failure.
This Endocrinology Highlights video is moderated by Steven M. Armbrust, MD (family practice physician). He is joined by W. Patrick Zeller, MD, who is a pediatric endocrinologist.