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This is a discussion on Abnormal Hormone Levels in Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... Just wondering if anyone could give ideas about what condition(s) would cause these hormones to be...by Katie828 Jan 10Just wondering if anyone could give ideas about what condition(s) would cause these hormones to be abnormal. I am stumped along with the MDs. I am not asking for medical advice. I have a patient I am trying to help. Any suggestions will be given to MD, and they will decide what to do.
Female patient with:
1.) Low testosterone for age.
2.) Low DHEA-S for age.
3.) High cortisol for age.
4.) Thyroid normal.
5.) New onset diabetes with little-to-no risk factors.
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- Jan 11 by CDEWannaBeDiagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes?
Cortisol inhibiits insulin sensitivity, which is what Type 2 Diabetes is.
Only about a third of Type 1 Diabetics have family history of the disease. Type 2 Diabetes has a stronger genetic link, but a percentage of people develop it without family history. And about 20% of people who develop Type 2 are not overweight.Last edit by CDEWannaBe on Jan 11
- Jan 12 by karinanursetobeWas she tested for Cushing's Disease? She may have a pituitary or adrenal tumor
- Jan 18 by classicdameobese? Sounds like they are trying to rule out metabolic issues, but not sure if a decision can be made from the information provided