It appears that there is not a significant link between Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis. That said, although Type 1 diabetes and RA are both autoimmune diseases, having one does not seem to increase the risk of developing the other.
As I live with the comorbidity of multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, I am very interested in learning more about comorbidities in general. The coupling of diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis is one for which there is not a large amount of literature. Normally I write at the MS and RA sites here at HealthCentral and when I was asked to…