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Journal of Thyroid Research
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 439463, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/439463
Review Article

Thyroid Disorders and Diabetes Mellitus

Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut-Medical Center, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Received 26 January 2011; Accepted 13 May 2011

Academic Editor: Juan Bernal

Copyright © 2011 Mirella Hage et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Studies have found that diabetes and thyroid disorders tend to coexist in patients. Both conditions involve a dysfunction of the endocrine system. Thyroid disorders can have a major impact on glucose control, and untreated thyroid disorders affect the management of diabetes in patients. Consequently, a systematic approach to thyroid testing in patients with diabetes is recommended.