The endocrine system is affected by HH & the pancreas is one part of this system that is vulnerable to the effects of too much iron.  Some studies indicate that 10% of diabetes is caused by underlying iron overload in the pancreas.  Certainly, it would be prudent for all diabetics to have an iron profile done & all HH patients should have their pancreatic function evaluated!   Click on the titles to read more regarding diabetes with HH.


Click on this link to read about HH. Discussion of a liver biopsy is also here: 


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