Just 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.
Jan 11, '13
Diagnosed 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, '13
Jan 12, '13
Was she tested for Cushing's Disease? She may have a pituitary or adrenal tumor
Jan 18, '13
obese? Sounds like they are trying to rule out metabolic issues, but not sure if a decision can be made from the information provided
Aug 15, '13
Well, more information would be helpful, but just based on info given, a 24 hour urine cortisol and/or 8am cortisol draw to rule out/explore Cushing's would not be unreasonable.