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Hypothyroidism And Diabetes

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  1. 007999

    It's confirmed.
    THYROXINE RAISES BLOOD SUGAR.
    I AM FURIOUS. FOR YEARS I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT I CANNOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE WEIGHT.
    THEY NEVER TOLD ME THAT THYROXINE RAISES BLOOD SUGAR. THEY CAUSED MY SUGAR LEVEL TO BE RAISED. SO MORE SUGAR MORE INSULIN AND MORE FAT. IGNORANCE IS NOT AN EXCUSE.

    medsafe.govt.nz/profs/datas...

  2. Jazzw

    Ella - yes, it does raise blood sugar. However, if you don't have diabetes, your body's normal production of insulin counteracts it. Diabetes and hypothyroidism are often found to co-exist. To be clear, thyroxine doesn't give you diabetes - there was sonething already wrong if taking it causes your blood sugar to rise.

  3. 007999

    jazz - I would like to know why does thyroxine raise blood sugar?
    I don't know what was wrong with my body but it's not only me who noticed a change towards prediabetes with thyroxine.
    If it raises the blood sugar, it means it raises the insulin and increases the fat around and within the body. That's why I am overweight.
    As I am taking responsibility for my own health, I'll see what will happen along the way when implementing Dr P's protocol.

    From the biochemistry point of view, I am just curious what is the relationship between the insulin and thyroxine

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