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.
1. Your body breaks food down into glucose. It then uses insulin produced by the pancreas to convert that glucose to energy. If your body doesn't produce enough insulin itself, you may develop diabetes. Almost 24 million people in the US live with diabetes, approximately 3 percent of the population. 2. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune…