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2 years ago
Hello doctor I have thallassemia major since birth and due to iron overload of repetitive blood transfusion i have diagnosed with diabetes 3 yr ago -at the time of diabetes diagnosis my sugar level is 650 mg/dl.
Now according to my case what could be the state of my diabetes type 1 or type 2 ?
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Dr. Amit Modi
Child Specialist
2 years ago
Hello, Diabetes in thalassaemia is thought to be caused mainly by iron overload, from repeated blood transfusions, damaging the pancreas. Insulin secretion may be reduced, possibly because iron is directly toxic to the insulin producing pancreatic ?-cells. So it is type 1 DM .
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