About one-third of type 1 diabetics have thyroid disease. Studies suggest a tendency for diabetes and thyroid disease to co-occur in patients: Diabetes and thyroid disease both affect the body's endocrine system, which regulates metabolism.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that effects the health and well-being of women around the world. While as many as 20% of women have follicles or cysts on their ovaries, PCOS is a condition where the presence of ovarian follicles is combined with hormonal irregularities that affect fertility and menstruation.
The American Diabetes Association reports that although depression is not significantly associated with diabetes, patients diagnosed as diabetics are generally more likely to suffer from depression. Depressive symptoms can also be mistaken for symptoms of diabetes.
Many times referred to as heart disease or CAD, coronary artery disease causes more than half the deaths in diabetic patients. This disease begins when cholesterol and lipids start building up on the sides of the blood vessels within the coronary arteries. The buildup, called plaque, eventually narrows the artery, reducing blood flow to the heart.