arthritis and diabetes

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gemmapetken
gemmapetken Member Posts: 263
is there any link between arthritis and diabetes

i have ra and am being tested for diabetes.

many thanks

gemma

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  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 3,617
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Gemma
    There is a link between RA and Type 1 Diabetes in that they are both auto immune conditions. Diabetes can also be a side effect of long term steroid use which many people with RA have taken.
    It could be that your doctors are just being particularly efficient and testing routinely.
    Best wishes
    Val
  • gemmapetken
    gemmapetken Member Posts: 263
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    thanks

    i have had some symptoms lately like essesive thirst, going to the loo alot and i dont seem to heal well

    gemma
  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 3,617
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Ah. Sounds like its time this was investigated then.

    Val