AACE 2011 Conference – Abstract Highlights – Type 2 Diabetics and Routine Thyroid Screening
Coverage of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 2011 Conference
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Participants in the 2011 AACE annual meeting considered the question, "Should type 2 diabetics be routinely screened for thyroid disease" in reviewing the results of a study of hypothyroidism in diabetes.
Researchers noted that both primary hypothyroidism and type 2 diabetes are independent risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Given these facts, and the strong association that they found between type 2 diabetes and hypothyroidism, they concluded that "a thyroid profile should be a diagnostic test in all patients with type 2 diabetes; similar to what occurs in type 1 diabetes mellitus."