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Old 01-06-2019, 06:43   #1
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Another curiosity I have is. Is there a correlation between Thyroid disease and diabetes ? I developed diabetes after my thyroid was removed. Since my hormone has stayed in balance, my diabetes have stayed in check. Prior to removing my thyroid, my A1c was 10 !! My primary states I'm prediabetic now

I'm really, really confused cause, I can eat/drink anything without problem now. My A1c in normal range past few years.

So wondering if thyroid disease can cause diabetic complications, opposed to sugar/carbs ??

When I share, I eat pizza, ice cream, etc..... individual are like but my levels always stay in check, I experience lows, haven't gone over 200 after meals in 3 to 4 years.

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If I remember correctly, you are also taking insulin and Glip. ?

I've never read about thyroid problems contributing to diabetic complications. Nor that it causes diabetes. I think there is insufficient data in your case to come to that conclusion.

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If I remember correctly, you are also taking insulin and Glip. ?

I've never read about thyroid problems contributing to diabetic complications. Nor that it causes diabetes. I think there is insufficient data in your case to come to that conclusion.
Thanks for reply. Reason, I asked is. My endo always states hormones have to be in balance, before diabetes control. When my hormone levels were out of wack, my diabetes were out of wack. Thyroid and diabetes is all part of the endoctrine system. When my thyroid conked out, I developed diabetes.

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Another curiosity I have is. Is there a correlation between Thyroid disease and diabetes ?
Yes - and I didn't realize that until getting the results of some blood work a couple of years ago. My doctor said that my thyroid levels were either low normal or high normal (can't remember now) and commented that this was a complication of diabetes. It was the first I heard tell of it.

I have to go in for blood work sometime this week - it will be interesting to see if my thyroid levels are out of the normal range or not.

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Yes - and I didn't realize that until getting the results of some blood work a couple of years ago. My doctor said that my thyroid levels were either low normal or high normal (can't remember now) and commented that this was a complication of diabetes. It was the first I heard tell of it.

I have to go in for blood work sometime this week - it will be interesting to see if my thyroid levels are out of the normal range or not.
I was curious if others with diabetes and thyroid disease notice any correlation. Wish we had monitors to test hormone levels daily Hoping your thyroid levels in normal range. Abnormal thyroid levels is another nightmare in itself. Thank goodness my levels have been in check for a very long time. I need to do a graph of my FT3 and A1c, I'm sure results would be interesting.

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I have been a type 2 for over 12 years. In my recent Doctor appointment we noticed my Thyroid was low. He prescribed a low dose med for me to take once a day. He did not see it as related to my diabetes more likely hereditary as my Grandmother had to have her thyroid removed.

Funny, it seems to me that everything is blamed on diabetes at some time or another. Even if diabetes is was a cause for a particular problem, once you have it not much we can do about it now....except take our medicine.

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I have been a type 2 for over 12 years. In my recent Doctor appointment we noticed my Thyroid was low. He prescribed a low dose med for me to take once a day. He did not see it as related to my diabetes more likely hereditary as my Grandmother had to have her thyroid removed.

Funny, it seems to me that everything is blamed on diabetes at some time or another. Even if diabetes is was a cause for a particular problem, once you have it not much we can do about it now....except take our medicine.
In my case thyroid was blamed for diabetes. I developed diabetes after my thyroid was removed, approx a year after. I was 50 when thyroid was yanked.

True, many diseases are hereditary unfortunately. Diseases are a mystery, many causes, many solutions. Just have to do best to manage through

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My thyroid tends to be a bit of a pain in the tush. Most of the time, these days, (it used to be the opposite) my numbers come back hyperthyroidism. I asked my doctor one time if it was related to my diabetes because I also have a small tumor (for many decades) on my pituitary gland. His answer was that they all seem to interconnect.

My pulse has always been high and my hand used to shake a bit from the hyperthyroidism but I have noticed that strict KETO keeps those symptoms at bay for me.

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There's data that suggests a correlation between thyroid diseases and diabetes type 2.
Hypothyroidism can affect being overweight, and weight problems have been linked to DB tp 2, so the cause might be the weight in between.
And yes, hypothyroidism can in itself be caused by a malfunctioning gland in the brain.
There's links with lots of stuff, I guess the body is a bit like a house of cards, if you pull one down, others collapse often too.

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