I'm very new to this community and feel so blessed to have found everyone and especially those with Hashimoto's :)
My story of diabetes is a long one beginning with gestational diabetes (1981;1985) +2 children and being diagnosed as a Type 2 for a year. My internist sent me to an Endocrinologist in Feb. 1990 and I've been on insulin ever since x3 pumps. I realize now I am or was a LADA! I have adult onset of Type 1 diabetes like my maternal aunt. I have gone from Graves to Hashimoto's disease over the course of 15 or so years. I was placed on Levothyroxine 25 mcg in Nov. 2010 and then to half a pill...back to a whole pill as of late. For the past year, however, I have been having symptoms of low thyroid, but attributed it to menopause and- was always told my labs were perfect...except for an ever increasing A1C/big swings in BG levels! Last month I called my endo and said that although my labs looked great to her- I didn't feel well and haven't for over a year. I have had difficultly resting/staying asleep, concentrating, lack of energy and having bouts of fatigue. My hair, skin and fingernails have changed. I'm losing bone density. I thought it was either aging or menopause, but finally realized that something else was out of whack.
Now, she is testing my adrenals (ketosteroid/coritsol) with 24 hr urine sample to see if that is the culprit, but I have this feeling my Hashimoto's isn't being properly treated. I realize each person is different, but I believe my quality of life and ability to work is at stake!
I confess, I have never really looked at my labs other than to see my A1C. I need help with thyroid testing, issues and treatment. According to my Endo's nurse...she does not prescribe dessicated thyroid hormone because it isn't safe. I think my Endo is very smart and if I plead my case she might help me??? First, we have to see what is going on with my adrenal gland. Please feel free to comment with any words of wisdom/experience as I go through this process and Thank You :)