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PTH and Type 1 diabetic

Posted by @myqbrook, Aug 29, 2017

I had 2/3 of my pancreas removed two years ago, after which I became a Type 1 diabetic. I recently had to have a PTH test, the results was a reading of 87, which I’m told is very high. Does anyone know if high readings are normal for diabetics?

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Welcome, @myqbrook.
Great question. I’d like to introduce you to @brendisha79 and @2011panc who know first hand what it is like to live with type 1 diabetes. I hope they can help answer your questions as you learn about living with this condition, parathyroid hormone levels and more.

We also look forward to getting to know a bit more about you. May I ask why you had 2/3 of your pancreas removed?

@colleenyoung

Welcome, @myqbrook.
Great question. I’d like to introduce you to @brendisha79 and @2011panc who know first hand what it is like to live with type 1 diabetes. I hope they can help answer your questions as you learn about living with this condition, parathyroid hormone levels and more.

We also look forward to getting to know a bit more about you. May I ask why you had 2/3 of your pancreas removed?

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There was a tumor in the pancreatic duct that had to come out, thank goodness it wasn’t cancer and they were able to save my spleen.

Thank you for mentioning me @colleenyoung. @myqbrook, I have a low-functioning thyroid and do not know if Type I diabetes has anything to do with thyroid function. This would be a good question for your doctor. I am interested in the answer also. Just keep in touch and we will all help each other out. Blessings.

Hi, @myqbrook. You mentioned you had a very high PTH (parathyroid hormone) test reading previously. I’m guessing your test was like this one? https://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/28379

Just wondering if you were able to get your question fully answered about any relationship to the Type I diabetes?

Wondering how you are doing, and, if you are comfortable sharing, what next step your doctor suggested after this high reading?

@2011panc — how are things going for you and your low- functioning thyroid you told us about?

@lisalucier

Hi, @myqbrook. You mentioned you had a very high PTH (parathyroid hormone) test reading previously. I’m guessing your test was like this one? https://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/28379

Just wondering if you were able to get your question fully answered about any relationship to the Type I diabetes?

Wondering how you are doing, and, if you are comfortable sharing, what next step your doctor suggested after this high reading?

@2011panc — how are things going for you and your low- functioning thyroid you told us about?

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I have had low-functioning thyroid for decades and using levothyroxine for
treatment.  Last year it was necessary to increase my dose for the
first time since being diagnosed.

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