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Study suggests regular thyroid testing for diabetes patients

Australian researchers analyzed the incidence and prevalence of thyroid disease in a group of 1,617 adults with diabetes and discovered that around 3% acquired thyroid disease during a seven-year follow-up, emphasizing the need for regular thyroid function testing. The findings, published in Clinical Endocrinology, also showed that "mild abnormalities of thyroid function test results were frequently transient, so that appropriate repeat testing and careful interpretation of the results is needed if overdiagnosis is to be avoided."

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