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Hypothyroid Diabetics

A group for Diabetics of all types, who also have Hypothyroidism, seeking knowledge, support, and empowerment.

Location: Worldwide
Members: 352
Latest Activity: Apr 1

Hypothyroidism... The silent illness

Much like Diabetes, Hypothyroidism can be a silent illness. The symptoms for both can be very similar, and often, easy to shrug off as some other circumstance. Maybe we're just getting lazier about our routines, maybe we're not drinking enough water, or we need to use more moisturizer, etc. If you feel you may have a thyroid imbalance, please do not hesitate to contact your GP or Endo. If you have a story of when you were diagnosed, feel free to share.

Did you know that January is Thyroid Awareness Month?

Past Awareness Campaigns, and 10 Facts Your Doctor Doesn't to Tell You.

Thyroid Disease...
  • Affects at least 30 million Americans -- some experts say 59 million!
  • Is easily -- and frequently -- misdiagnosed as depression
  • Is at least 7 times more likely to affect women
  • Can be the actual cause of weight gain/difficulty losing weight, fatigue, depression, hair loss, and high cholesterol in some people
  • Is most often due to autoimmune disease
  • In women, can cause infertility, low sex drive, miscarriage, irregular menstrual periods, breastfeeding problems, and difficult menopause
  • Is NOT typically tested for as part of regular blood work in an annual physical
  • Is often overlooked, misdiagnosed, or insufficiently/incorrectly treated by physicians
An in-depth report on Hypothyroidism

Perchlorate and Hypothyroidism -- A *MUST* read

About.Com's Thyroid Disease Blog

Diabetes Forum

Sharing What I've Learned with all Postpartum Women with Thyroid Disease

Started by Diabetes to Go. Last reply by Diabetes to Go Mar 12. 2 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm just coming out of a few extremely difficult months. I'm 3 months postpartum and have ended up with bad converting issues of T4 to T3 after both of my pregnancies.If you think your…Continue

Hashimoto's and fluctuating BGs 8 weeks postpartum

Started by Nici. Last reply by Diabetes to Go Mar 11. 3 Replies

Hi all,I have had Type one for 32 years and Hashimoto's for 23 years. I am eight weeks postpartum and breastfeeding and have been having problems with both my thyroid levels and my BGs.My OB tested…Continue

From hypothyroidism to hyperthyroidism - any experiences?

Started by Siri Jan 10. 0 Replies

I´m type 1 an have recently gone from being hypo- to becoming hyperthyroid. The last ten years I´ve been treated with Levaxin and the last couple of years with ERFA thyroid without much trouble, now…Continue

Tags: hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism

Time interval on increasing dose

Started by dishers Aug 30, 2014. 0 Replies

I got a message (answering machine) from my doctor stating that my thyroid results showed thyroid was to low and I have to increase my dose, I have just started on Synthroid. started with 0.025 then…Continue

is Eltroxin the same as sythroid?

Started by dishers Aug 27, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi all, so i was on sythroid 0.025 and now they have put me on eltroxin 0.05mg, is there a difference in synthroid vs eltroxin? and what should I be looking out for. they mentioned heart rate but my…Continue


Started by dishers. Last reply by dishers Aug 25, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi all new to this group was wondering if you had any recommendations for good books or online sites for a newbie diagnosed. And of course will be learning from here the most. I don't know anything…Continue

Armour Thyroid VS Synthroid Medication

Started by abruner. Last reply by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna Jul 23, 2014. 3 Replies

Has anyone tried Armour Thyroid over the Synthroid? I was talking to a buddy of mine who was pre-diabetic, high blood pressure and borderline high cholesterol. He talked to a holistic Dr who started…Continue

T3 A Medication that could change your life

Started by Diabetes to Go. Last reply by Diabetes to Go Apr 7, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi Everyone,I'm glad to see discussion about T3 and to hear other PWDs have had their endo prescribe T3 or T4 and T3 formulations.T3 has literally given me my life back and I want to share that with…Continue

How often has your dosage increased? Having severe symptoms of low thyroid but tests have been "perfect"

Started by Kelly. Last reply by Diabetes to Go Mar 31, 2014. 6 Replies

How often has your dosage increased? I've been having severe symptoms of low thyroid for more than a year and a half, but tests have been "perfect" according to my Endo and family doctor.I was…Continue

Losing Weight w/ T1 & Hypothyroidism

Started by Britt Willock. Last reply by Maisie's Mom Mar 1, 2014. 5 Replies

Hey everyone,I've been T1 for about 5.5 years now and was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism a little over a year ago. I gained about 10-15 pounds from Hypothyroidism before I was diagnosed and have been…Continue

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Comment by Linda G on October 23, 2014 at 4:43pm

I was dx with nodules in my right Thyroid via an ultrasound for another issue, during the summer. I went for another ultrasound last week....apparently the doc has the results and she's "looking" at them. Do nodules lead to Hypothyroidism?

Comment by Karena Bowler on June 9, 2013 at 8:03pm
I was born with Hypothyriodism in the very early 80's. At this point 1 out of 4,000 babies are born with it, lucky me. Luckily, congenital hypothyriodism runs in my dad's side of the family so treatment started very early. Hashimoto/Graves Hypothyroidism runs in my mum's family

I also have Diabetes in both sides of the family, mostly T2 that is usually diagnosed much later in life. Due to the later life T2 my family with T1 showing up in cousins, my pediatric Endo refused to test me for Diabetes when I started showing symptoms. He suggested mental issues for my symptoms. Only took about 4 or 5 years and my gram being diagnosed to get a meter in the house. Then my mum and gram playing around with the meter to figure out something was going on.

Not sure if my Hypothyroidism has anything to do with my Diabetes and I have not found an Endo that is really experienced with Congenital Hypothyroidism. My current Endo suggested that I lose weight to improve glucose control like it was something easy to do. It's very hard for me to lose weight. I am not fond of food so an average person will out eat me on any given day. I also was lighter for a while before my T3/T4 went out of whack for a short time. My glucose readings were very high even when I was lighter.

Talk about very frustrating!
Comment by Jan74 on December 3, 2012 at 3:25am

Same pill, but when I made the switch I had to lower my dosage, Natalie.

Comment by Gerri on December 1, 2012 at 11:58pm


No broken hips, please. From what I've read trying to learn more about hypthyroidism, T4 value should be mid-range & T3 in the upper third of lab range. Big part of the picture is Reverse T3 to learn the ratio of T3 & RT3. Many of us have problems converting T4 to T3, exacerbated when taking Synthroid that's only T4.

Comment by Carm on December 1, 2012 at 10:45pm

Well, in approximately two weeks I'll find out if my med is enough and if I've been taking it correctly enough to do it job. Three weeks into taking this med, I began to notice a big difference in how I felt and it was great. I had more energy and a brighter attitude on everything. Then that wore off and I was back down to not wanting to do anything, etc. It appears that this is one of the medications and diseases that needs for the dosage to be followed and adjusted, especially in the beginning. I seem to be on a lower dose and so perhaps it's not enough. I'll know soon.

Comment by Natalie ._c- on December 1, 2012 at 10:22pm

Thanks for the explanation, Gerri. For now, I will continue to just swallow them, because we are trying to get my TSH up, and T4 down, and I wouldn't want my pills to be MORE effective! My endo said if there is too much T4, then you become prone to osteoporosis, and since I was told that I have osteopenia in my femurs, I don't want it to progress any further. I was unhappy about it, because osteoporosis doesn't run in my family, and I don't want to be the first to break a hip!

Comment by CherylLuck on December 1, 2012 at 9:07pm

OK!! What's the truth here? I have gone through the whole gamut from whenever to a half an hour before breakfast.I wish they would get it straight.This along with the rest of my health issues really is getting my goat.

Comment by Gerri on December 1, 2012 at 8:35pm

I take mine sublingually. They're aren't any that are sublingual, though they should be. I chomp & then let them dissolve. Problem is there are binders in tablets that make them difficult to be absorbed.

Comment by Natalie ._c- on December 1, 2012 at 5:32pm

Interesting, Jan. Is your pill intentionally made for sublingual use, or is it the same as the pills you swallow? For the moment, I'm not going to try it, because after years of being on the same dose, my TSH has gone down and my T4 has gone up, so I'm now on a lower dose, but I will keep it in mind for the future!

Comment by Jan74 on November 30, 2012 at 9:31am

I've been taking my thyroid meds sublingually for years, on advice of my doctor. Don't try this it home cause it can change absorption to up to 25% better, so it is a change best attempted when running hypo.

But I pop the pill in my mouth, go take a shower, by the time shower is done, pill is dissolved and I can eat.


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