Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA:

At the age of 18 months, my six year old son had viral meningitis, and shortly there after he gain about 15 pounds in a couple of months. Doctors have screened him for thyroid disease but can't seem to explain the continuous weight gain so I plan to get him screened for diabetes. Has there been any connection between viral meningitis and diabetes?


There is no connection known to me except that any infection can be the final insult if a person is susceptible. There are some very rare encephalitis viruses that can also damage the pancreas but encephalitis is not the same as meningitis.


Original posting 3 Apr 2002
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:34
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.