Blood glucose levels by the endocrine system

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Avatar f tn I would say that there could be a relation yes, at least theoretically, but an endocrinologist would be able to answer this question correctly.
910435 tn?1296748610 People with this type tend to rise in the morning with higher than normal blood glucose levels, and after eating may have a drop in blood glucose levels. I call it a reverse spin cycle [no pun intended]. A lot of doctors have not been made aware or just do not know how to treat LADA. Frequent testing before meals and after meals to see how foods affect your blood glucose is a must. Bad carbs and starches are bad guys so pay strict attention to the intake. Do you have a home glucose meter?
452066 tn?1400626877 First of all, I am not a diabetic, but would like to learn more about it and blood sugar levels due to a severe arrhythmia problem I have(also have an implanted defibrillator) and I am tired of talking til I am blue in the face to doctors and I feel there may be a link to either my glucose levels or hormones. I have been seen by 2 endocrinologists and both said I am fine...BUT they have told me that my insulin production is very high but they won't do anything about it.
Avatar n tn diabetics whose immune systems have caused the diabetes sometimes have other endocrine glands affected by the same immune system. Thyroid problems are fairly common, when the immune system attacks the thyroid gland just like it did the pancreas. Most doctors check our thyroid activity every few checkups to make sure that all is well. Anyway, in addition to the fairly common thyroid malfunction, the adrenal glands can be attacked.
Avatar n tn That being said, since diabetes is an autoimmune disease which affects the endocrine system, and the thyroid is also involved in that process, the possibility is there. The kidneys are a key point in the endocrine system as well, and damage may have happened to them as well. I pray not, but the possibility is there, and without knowing the specific case it's hard to say. However, that does not mean that she is doomed to a short life span.
698356 tn?1240150727 I don't know about your results...I'll let the experts on here handle that...As far the the symptoms...have you looked at the adverse physical reaction from your meds have this little pamplet that you unroll and it's about three miles long (exaggerated) with very tiny little print....I'm on a synthetic T4 and I know it's causing me issues, I just can't convince the dr that it is.
621848 tn?1222833791 Hi Neacee (from the thyroid forum) - get your thyroid levels checked (as Steph suggested) and also ask for your A1C levels to be checked and a glucose tolerance test. It does sound like you have an endocrine system imbalance.
Avatar n tn Glucose intake helps quickly. Glucose tolerance test showed erratic insulin, irrelevant to the glucose level. Began about 10 months post gastric bypass surgery, but father had similar episodes and older sister is hypoglycemic. Several months ago, reports published that many post bypass Sx people have benign pancreatic tumors causing hypoglycemia.
468796 tn?1220029445 If insulin in the blood remains high, eventually the cells will wear out and will not accept the insulin at all. At that point, your blood glucose levels start to rise and you on your way to Type 2 diabetes. My doctor put me on Metformin (1000 mg per day) and I changed my diet and started excercising more and lost 15 lbs. Within two months my insulin was down to 17. Also, having high insulin in your body encourages your body to store fat.
873325 tn?1295461896 An Endocrinologist will be able to diagnose the entire endocrine system. This includes the thyroid, adrenal gland, and the pancreas which produces insulin. The pancreas produces 2 important homones, insulin and glucogen. They work together to maintain a steady level of glucose (sugar) in the blood to keep the body supplied.
Avatar n tn Even though you write that this is not the cause (I assume that you have tested glucose levels when in the midst of these sweats before and found them normal), you cannot ever safely assume that the sweat is caused by something other than low glucose, for if you make that assumption and turn out to be wrong in that particular instance, you could find yourself in severe medical difficulty. So please do always check.
Avatar f tn When something goes wrong with one part of the system, other parts of the system sometimes try to compensate, such as the adrenals trying to compensate for inadequate thyroid function, etc. Sometimes other endocrine systems don't function adequately, either.
Avatar n tn The last possibility that I have heard about from other type 2 diabetics is that sometimes if glucose levels have been left untreated and high for a long time, the person can feel pretty crummy for the first few weeks after starting medicines to lower the glucose levels, for the body has gotten used to the elevated glucose levels as being the "norm." It can take some time for you to feel OK as your body adjusts to new glucose levels as being normal again.
639406 tn?1308877111 All the above will lower your blood glucose levels but you must do all - slacking on one defeats the others. I would not go back to this pill dispensing doctor. You're not a stage where you need drugs, you're very close but not there yet. By doing the aforementioned you have a very good chance of returning your blood glucose to normal levels, but only if you adhere to a healthy lifestyle.
Avatar m tn This happens when the body is producing too much insulin, your glucose is being released too slowly into the bloodstream, or your glucose is being used up too quickly. Idiopathic hypoglycemia occurs for no known reason and the person doesn't have diabetes, but it would still cause some serious problems for you. Your blood sugar can spike during the night due to hormone levels. Food makes our sugar rise and the type of food can make it rise even higher.
Avatar f tn I have been referred to an Allergist who is having me get blood work, and interestingly is testing my thyroid levels as physical uticaria could be a sign of underlying issues with the endocrine system. Has anyone dealt with these kinds of symptoms with thyroid issues/problems? p.s. I am a mother of two children, and all I want to do is be able to live my life and enjoy them!
Avatar n tn Have you heard of insulin resistance? This may be partially to blame for hypoglycemia if it is "rebound", meaning her blood sugars may not sharply exceed the high levels, but if she eats a heavy meal -especially one high in simple carbohydrates- several hours later it "crashes" giving her hypoglycemia. It was explained to me that the insulin triggers becomes overreactive and dump a large amount of insulin in response to the free sugars in her system.
Avatar m tn m sure any part of the body system can affect hormone levels. Hormone control every aspect of body system. But only sure fire way to know is have organs tested and monitor hormone levels.
Avatar f tn Both the thyroid and pancreas are part of the endocrine system and all hormones must be synchronized within the body. When one has an autoimmune disease (if you do), it's quite possible that you will get another; however, insulin resistance (or type II diabetes) is not an autoimmune disease. I don't think your thyroid medication should affect your insulin resistance very much.
Avatar f tn Without knowing the type of doctor your little girl is seeing, what he/she suspects, I can only suggest you see a Pediatric Endocrinologist, some one who specializes with the Endocrine System where diabetes is better understood. There's a lot of missing information in your post making it difficult to answer. You failed to mention what "some tests show good signs and other not so good.
Avatar m tn First off, there are no doctors on this forum. This is patient to patient. Its difficult to answer any of your questions since you kept a lot of information to yourself a secret; 1.) When you test? B4 meals? After meals? 2.) Tests doctor performed? Glucose? Thyroid? Pancreas? 3.) Test[s] results? 4.) What have you looked into?
Avatar m tn My doctor just started me on Tricor and my blood sugar levels have gone up as well. Prior to being on Tricor, my fasting blood sugar has always been between 89 and 101. Now they range from 119 to 125. Any thoughts on alternative medications to lower high tryglicerides?
Avatar f tn Most primary care physician do not have expertise with diabetes or disruptions of the endocrine system. Ask the Endo to test your thyroid [TSH, T3/T4, etc]. A thyroid disorder may indicate damage to the pituitary gland. Also, a disruptive thyroid will hamper the pancreas' ability to produce insulin. A pancreas insulin test is suggested too. This will help narrow down the cause/s of you high glucose levels.
Avatar f tn I had impaired glucose tolerance due to hyperthyroidism. From the list below - thyrotoxicosis aka too much thyroid hormone. Excerpt from Dr Kaslow's article General lab values..