Diabetes and thyroid

Common Questions and Answers about Diabetes and thyroid


Avatar n tn Yes, that is getting some attention as we speak.........found a Dr. that is willing to try NP thyroid............
Avatar f tn I have type 1 diabetes and hashimotos. There is a strong relationship between various autoimmune diseases - especially between Type 1 diabetes, autoimmune thyroid conditions, celiacs disease, etc. But I'm not sure how strong the link is between Type 2 diabetes and hashimotos. Hashimotos can result in an underactive thyroid, which can result in weight gain. And if you have a family history of Type 2 diabetes, then gaining weigh would increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Avatar f tn I took a fasting Glucose test that came up at 100 so now they say I might be pre-diabetic. But one poster here mentioned something about Thyroid and to tell your doctor if you have a thyroid condition. Well last year I was diagnosed with Hypo-thyrodism which means my thyroid doesn't produce enough of the Thyroid hormone. And I also know that when I had the Glucose test my thyroid levels may have been off because my doctor just adjusted my medication.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have type 2 diabetes and don't make enough thyroid. I had labs done that came back in the normal range but my doctor still upped my medication. I take levothroxin 50mcg 1xday and she upped it to 100mcg 1xday. My question is why would I need more if test were in normal range? TSH was 4.205 Triiodothyronine,free serum 3.4 and Thyroxine free direct {t4} 1.
567286 tn?1216745177 I take Metformin twice a day 1000mg and Tricor and Lisinopril and Byetta. I had blood work done this week and it showed improvement in all those areas. BUT the thyroid tests were: T4 .99 TSH 5.531 and TPO 912 What does all this mean? Is it hypothyroidism or hashimotos? Could it be the metformin? A doctor thought I might be hypo one day about 12 years ago, but the second test came back in range. Height 5 foot Weight 210 What does this mean for my diabetes?
Avatar f tn HI, I think that if you have not been checked for diabetes and thyroid disease, you should discuss this with your doctor. I would suggest a thyroid panel, as well as a 2 hour oral glucose tolerance test. If they are totally normal, then your doctor may suggest some other tests taht can be helpful. Take care.
Avatar f tn Last year, I had symptoms similar to those of diabetes around this time of year. My doctor ordered an A1C and it came back 5.3%, which she said was ok. *My maternal grandmother has Type 1 Diabetes, and my mother had gestionnal diabetes when she was pregnate. Does this sound like diabetes?
779797 tn?1263621835 and 120 lbs indicates an eating disorder. Having Diabetes and an eating disorder can potentially be life threatening and cause life-long complications and ailments. "I hadnt had anything to eat before i went to the ER, except a V-8 drink. No sugar." I hate to tell you this but you failed to read the V8 Juice label. If you did you would see that V8 Juice contains 8 grams of sugar per every 8 ounces of liquid. Every 7 grams of sugar equals one heaping tablespoon of raw sugar.
Avatar n tn I find that most people are fascinated to learn that type 1 is an autoimmune disease, and that it is related to other autoimmune diseases like thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Lupus.
1300526 tn?1275775221 I heard a story about something called leptin being injected into the blood stream or the brain and it has reverced diabetes in mice, I hear there are cures out there for certain diseases that are being hidden because they would possibly kill the pharma companies.
Avatar n tn The causes of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are completely different. Since you did not tell me which type you have, I will give a brief explanation of what is thought to cause both: Type 1 diabetes is the most rare type. I have read that only 10 percent of all diabetics have true type 1 diabetes, although some type 2 diabetics who take insulin are sometimes wrongly called type 1 just because they take insulin.
Avatar n tn I am not pregnant and have had my bloods done and I am not anaemic and have no thyroid problems however. I am getting frequent dizzy and nausea spells. Today I was at a cuss party and felt so disorientated I could see where I wanted to go but with all the kids running around I was too dizzy and had to make my way outside. I get spells where I am very warm and feel faint and nauseous .
Avatar f tn When my hepatologist briefed me about starting treatment one of the things she explained to me was that the most common possible permanent side effects from treatment are diabetes and thyroid problems. So yes, a person can develop diabetes from Hep C treatment.
1351078 tn?1416316746 the nurse called .i have a apt with the dr in sept i have diabetes and throid problem . i sorta knew because my face has been going numb like ive been to the dentist .could be bells palsy :( we are moving in 2 weeks going to stay with my dad in sept hoping to get this condo but there is also a nice house . dont know which one we are getting but both are pretty nice . teacher is coming tuesday its not a good time but kids need help so im dealing .
Avatar n tn My doctor doesn't even test TSH any more; we only test FT3 and FT4 and adjust based on these. If you go across to the thyroid forum you will find quite a few people in the same situation.
440728 tn?1234648902 The TSH may at times be on the higher side and more consistent with a slightly underactive thyroid, but this is best discussed with your doctor. The current TSH test used in laboratories is quite good(not perfect but very good), and it would be unusual for someone to have many symptoms while the TSH is still quite normal and be thought of as having a thyroid disease according to guidelines in current medical thinking right now. Trends in your tests are also important i.
Avatar f tn The weight is likely all abdominal and aggravated by the insulin resistance (diabetes) and post-menopausal state -- a tough combo.
1128565 tn?1316724743 If you have type I diabetes (also known as juvenile diabetes), that's autoimmune and with one autoimmune, it's possible to get more. Type II diabetes (also known as "adult onset diabetes") is not autoimmune. My son & his son both have type I diabetes. Type II diabetes often runs in families (I'm waiting for the dx).
Avatar f tn Hi Chippy5, I know how you feel, I am male, been on 100mcg Eltroxin for nearly 2 years and I am drinking water all the time, when I wake up in the morning I feel like i've been in a desert in the sahara! It is not a nice side effect to behold!
Avatar n tn ok I got the results on paper. for diabetes and TSH. Urine:Deep Yellow and Hazy. PH=6.0 Protein was traced Mucus (++) Glucose Fasting: 90.3 CBC: Haemogoblin 16.1 ESR: mm/hr <50 years <15mm/hr TSH: 3.7 I heard for the TSH can be by the AACE which is 3.0 is the maximum normal range.
Avatar n tn I have had Hypothyroidism for about 20 years now and have had Diabetes for 5 years. My last thyroid test result was 10.5 and My levolthyroxine was raised from 125mcg to 150mcg two weeks ago. My sugar levels have been up and down. I have a headache and feel nauseated all the time. Can you please give me some insight on what is going on with me please?
Avatar n tn Ok, first of all this is a diabetes forum. Second of all if you are severely hypothyroid it needs to be managed with medication, not diet. See your doctor.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer 12 years ago, had papilary and tall cell deviant. I had a tyroidectomy, then a neck dissection, and finally 2 more susrgeries to remove cancerous nodules. I have been on Levoxyl 137MCG for most of that time. I had an excellent docotr specializing in throid nodules, but moved and deal with an MD who mostly deals with diabetes. My TSH is .138, I am always hot, have not lost weight, and typically am extremely tired especially about 1 hour after taking meds.
Avatar n tn Be careful with thyroid and make sure her Doc doesn't change her thyroid meds without running consecutive tests on he thryroid levels. I've been through hell and back this past year with my mother and her thyroid. She began having memory loss slowly but in Jan '08 she started getting confused, had auditory psychosis, severe memory loss, depressed and we lived with it sad day after sad day. Psychiatrists and Dr's told us it was most likely the beginning of Alzheimer's.