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Can Thyroid Problems Affect Blood Sugar Levels?

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www.DrHagmeyer.com So here are 6 ways that blood sugar problems interfere with thyroid function. #1 Dysglcyemia stresses the adrenal glands which in turn stress the pituitary gland which is the master control center for all hormones. The pituitary glands makes TSH #2 Dysglycemia weakens and inflames the digestive tract- this can impact how Thyroid hormone is converted. That T4 to T3 conversion. (your Thyroids worst enemy) #3 Dysglycemia breaks down immune barriers of the gut- This can lead to Hashimotos disease. #4 Dysglcyemia induces hormone imbalances, detoxification and metabolism- this too can impair T4 to T3 conversion leading to Low T3 or Elevations in Thyroid Binding globulin. #5 Low blood sugar creates a fight or flight response this can cause problems with the Adrenals but can also cause an elevation in Reverse T3. #6- has more do to with the effects of low Thyroid- but low thyroid slows down the absorption of glucose, it also causes insulin to break down slower- both of these scenarios will keep blood sugar high and affect the pituitary gland. for more information about natural treatment options visit website: https://drhagmeyer.com/conditions/thy... connect with us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Naperville-T...

The 411 On Diabetes + Thyroid Disease

My dad has hypothyroidism, as does my grandmother. For my whole life, my dad has taken a tiny little pill every morning to make sure his metabolism functions properly. I always thought that compared to diabetes, thyroid disease wasn't very "serious" — all my dad needed to do was pop a pill! — and that it was nothing I needed to worry about anyway. But then, because of my diabetes and my "genetic predisposition," my endocrinologist insisted on starting to examine my thyroid regularly... But despite my risk factors, I never knew much about thyroid disease. Now's as good a time as any to learn. January is actually National Thyroid Awareness Month, so for this edition of our 411 series on diabetes complications and co-morbidities, we're taking a look at another body part in distress: the thyroid. What Does It Do Again? The thyroid is a little butterfly-shaped gland that lives in the middle of your neck, and it's part of the body's endocrine system, where diabetes also dwells. This system controls your body's metabolism. One of the thyroid's primary responsibilities is to manage your metabolism by producing two thyroid hormones: T3 and T4. An overactive thyroid can cause weight loss Continue reading >>

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  1. Em_NZ

    Hyperthyroidism - BG rises in a non diabetic?

    Hi all, long time no see!
    My mother was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, her numbers coming out over twice the max 'normal' amount. She's only just started taking pills for it, so far things aren't really improving but we're hoping for a good change real soon!
    My question is, can an overactive thyroid raise blood sugar levels in a non-diabetic? She's always had perfectly healthy BG results until now. Even now it's nothing tragic - her A1c was 6.3, which many of us would be proud of but I know it's a little high for a non-D.
    I'm pretty sure it's just the thyroid acting up seeing as it's affecting her whole metabolism - but just hoping someone can confirm that for me. And will it all settle down once the pills are doing what they should? Anything else I should know?

  2. drsoosie

    It is possible it could raise it a little, however according to my endo not likely. She should also have herself checked for diabetes or pre-diabetes. I have Grave's disease and when I had high BG last year, before I was diagnosed, I was convinced it was because my Synthroid was too high and I was consuming more sugar to compensate for the high metabolism. It turns out, being an auto-immune person, I actually had Type 1 diabetes. The symptoms are similar in the beginning to an over active thyroid.

  3. Em_NZ

    She's being sent for a GTT (ugh) so we'll see how that goes. I'm going to offer to go with her, I want to be there to support her - and also just see how it's done as I never had one myself!
    Also I'm going to her place for dinner tonight so I'll take my spare meter and do my own little GTT, testing before & a couple of times after we eat.
    6.3 isn't that high for a non-diabetic is it?
    I would not wish diabetes on anyone, and I'd freak if Mum got it! She's just had the test to see if her hyperthyroidism is auto-immune, so that's a result we're waiting for. If it is there's more of a chance of her prospective diabetes being T1... I think we'd all prefer T2, with an A1c like that she'd be able to control it well with diet & exercise as she's already pretty smart when it comes to nutrition.
    My diabetes has come through my Dad's side of the family - no trace of it at all in my Mum's (huge!) family. So I'm thinking that so far the odds are good for this to just be an oddity because of her body going a little nuts.
    Then again, maybe I'm in denial, because I really can't handle the thought of my Mum having to go through everything that I go through!

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**Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism** Sign & Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism ******************************************** ******************************************** Our thyroid gland works to produce thyroid hormone needed for our body. The Thyroid hormone controls one's body tremendously, affecting every single cell in our body. It works like a gas pedal for our body. Because of its' important role, it produces serious damage to one's body functionality if the thyroid fails to do its' job normally. Listed below are some of the most common symptoms of having or suffering from hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism, which is also known as over active thyroid, is when the thyroid gland malfunctions and starts produces excessive hormone than needed. When this happens, basically everything speeds up in your body. Hyperthyroid patients produce excessive energy for their body causing abnormal thermostat for their body. They suffers by feeling too hot even in a cold environment. They feel very uncomfortable in a warm environment and will feel very irritated. Along with this, hyperthyroid patients also perspire easily than others. Hyperthyroid patients also experience insomnia. Because of the excessive thyroid hormone, their body cannot easily calm down. Sleep Deprivation for these patients are also faced with behavioral and emotional changes. They experience sudden mood swings, anxiety, depression, sadness and irritability. Due to this reason, patients are sometimes referred to see psychologists when it's actually the thyroid hormone that's causing it. Couple other common symptoms for hyperthyroid patients are increased frequency of bowel movement, hair changes, skin changes, and weight loss. Hyperthyroid patients are faced with faster metabolic rate along with increase bowel activity leading them with abrupt weight loss up to 10- 20 pounds. Also with thyroid hormone buildup, their digestive system will not work properly to absorb certain nutrients from food. Along with this, increase palpitation causes increase in loss of moisture in skin causing sudden changes in skin pigmentation and increase of wrinkle visibility. One of the most dangerous symptoms of hyperthyroidism is having a rapid, forceful heartbeat. The increased hormone stimulates the heart to beat faster even when patients are not exposed to any physical activities. When this symptoms is left untreated it can cause serious heart problems or weakened heart causing abrupt heart failure. Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism Appetite change (decrease or increase) Difficulty sleeping (insomnia) Fatigue Frequent bowel movementperhaps diarrhea Heart palpitations Heat intolerance Increased sweating Irritability Light menstrual periodsperhaps even missed periods Mental disturbances Muscle weakness Nervousness Problems with fertility Shortness of breath Sudden paralysis Tremor/shakiness Vision changes Weight loss-but perhaps weight gain Dizziness Thinning of hair Itching and hives Possible increase in blood sugar

Hyperthyroidism And Diabetes

A while back, I wrote about hypothyroidism and diabetes. Recently, there was a press release from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) about Hyperthyroidism: The Flip Side of the Thyroid Equation, and I decided to remind our readers that both hypo- (underactive) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid functioning) are issues for people with diabetes (PWD). It’s been known for years that diabetes and thyroid problems can go hand-in-hand. More specifically, type 1 diabetes, which itself is an autoimmune disorder, is frequently associated with other autoimmune disorders including autoimmune thyroid disorders. These autoimmune thyroid disorders may cause the thyroid to fail (in a disorder called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which leads to hypothyroidism), or, sometimes, to become overactive (in a disorder called Graves’ disease, which leads to hyperthyroidism). Both Hashimoto’s and Graves’ will have positive blood tests for thyroid antibodies. Hypothyroidism In general, hypothyroidism is far more common than hyperthyroidism, and can occur in both T2DM and T1DM. For more information on hypothyroidism, please see my previous essay. Hypothyroidism can sneak u Continue reading >>

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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.

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  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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Thyroid diet - 1 Control kare | Lose 10 kg weight in thyroid Subscribe To My Channel and Get More Great Health Tips & Remedies https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLEK... Please make sure to read the Disclaimer at the start of the video. Hello Friends, aksar thyroid hone par wajan badhne lagta hai aise mein weight lo maintain karna ek bahut badi problem ban jata hai or jyadatar logo ko pata bhi nahi hota ki kya khaye or kya nahi, or kya diet follow kare, isliye aaj ke is video mein aap jaanenge thyroid ke doran wajan ghatane ke liye kin chizo ko avioid kare or kon si chizo ko apni daily diet mein add kare ji se aapka wajn bhi kam hoga or thyroid level bhi improve hoga. Hyperthyroid :- Thyroid ke gharelu upay | 30 Hyperthyroid ko khatm karne ke liye | Cure Hyperthyroidism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUEBY... Hypothyroid :- Thyroid ka gharelu ilaj - 30 - 100% - thyroid treatment at home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ainGm... LIKE US ON FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Homemadesolu...

Diabetes Control In Thyroid Disease

In Brief Thyroid disease is commonly found in most types of diabetes. This article defines the prevalence of thyroid disease in diabetes and elucidates through case studies the assessment, diagnosis, and clinical management of thyroid disease in diabetes. Thyroid disease is a pathological state that can adversely affect diabetes control and has the potential to negatively affect patient outcomes. Thyroid disease is found commonly in most forms of diabetes and is associated with advanced age, particularly in type 2 diabetes and underlying autoimmune disease in type 1 diabetes. This article defines the prevalence of thyroid disease in diabetes, discusses normal physiology and screening recommendations for thyroid disease, and elucidates through case studies the assessment, diagnosis, and clinical management of thyroid disease and its impact on diabetes. Thyroid Disease Prevalence The prevalence of thyroid disease in the general population is estimated to be 6.6%, with hypothyroidism the most common malady.1 Participants attending a health fair in Colorado (n = 25,862) were screened for thyroid disease, using thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroxine (T4) measurements. Of the pa Continue reading >>

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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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