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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: 325
Latest Activity: on Monday

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

T3 A Medication that could change your life

Started by Diabetes to Go. Last reply by Diabetes to Go Apr 7. 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. 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. 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

thyroid ugh

Started by krystal Jul 24, 2013. 0 Replies

I agree thyroid sucks mine was killed in 97 with pill went while without meds for it jan started back up currently got raised 2mcg levothroxine my level was 10 an should be 3 or 4

Interpreting blood results when on low carb regiment

Started by Bill. Last reply by Bill Jun 5, 2013. 2 Replies

I have been following the Bernstein low carb solution for the past 3.5 months. My A1C in January was at a record high of 8.2. I had to take control and do something about it so I read the Bernstein…Continue

Levoxyl recall

Started by marty1492 May 15, 2013. 0 Replies

I heard that there has been a recall of Levoxyl and that it won't be available again until 2014.…Continue

Can someone help me?

Started by KimKat. Last reply by KimKat May 5, 2013. 71 Replies

Most of my discussion seemed to be ignored on the site lately - maybe because i am not a regular anymore... :(Anyhow, I had a full thyroid panel done (I paid for it myself because I can't get any drs…Continue

Tags: t3, low

Is there a hypothyroid disease that isn't autoimmune/Hashimotos?

Started by Kelly. Last reply by carolemily Apr 5, 2013. 4 Replies

My boss went for a physical a few weeks ago and they tested her thyroid. Her TSH came back at 6.3. She told me that her TSH in 2008 was 4.3 and they didn't treat it. They told her she had low thyroid…Continue

Tags: t4, tsh, thyroiditis, hashimoto, thyroid

Study Finds T3 Hormone Could Help Type 2 Diabetics (Maybe Type 1 too? Who knows)

Started by The Diabetic Welfare Queen. Last reply by Leonard A. Oct 18, 2012. 6 Replies

Thyroid hormone could help diabeticsUniversity of Oklahoma scientists studying cardiovascular disease stumbled across a thyroid hormone that could help diabetes patients.Read more: …Continue

Tags: 2, Type, diabetes, hormones, t3

Hypthyroidism and Using A Pump

Started by Aj Kay Pawson May 12, 2012. 0 Replies

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes back in August 2000, so I've had it for 13 years now.On April 15th, I was diagnosed with hypothyrodism at the ER. I'd been battling a cough, sudden weight gain,…Continue

Tags: sites, and, pump, injection, insulin

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Comment by Asma on March 3, 2010 at 10:09am
not yet,I haven't seen the endo yet,just the results so not sure yet :)
Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on March 3, 2010 at 7:56am
That's wonderful, Erika! Good to hear there's other alternatives, in case there's no more Armour manufactured... there's a shortage of it going on, right now, apparently.
Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on March 3, 2010 at 6:09am
That's wonderful, Saya! :) Are they gonna adjust your meds some more?
Comment by Asma on March 3, 2010 at 4:17am
hey Lizmari
just so your group,by the way,my test results cme back,they look better :)
Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on March 2, 2010 at 2:23pm
I would think if you have a good Endocrinologist for your Diabetes management, that he would also be okay for your other Endocrine concerns (Pituitary/Adrenal/Thyroid)... But I could be wrong... some of these doctors are not as knowledgeable as others in different areas within their field. Hopefully another member will have a good place to point you to... I found this great, in-depth link on Pituitary issues, and it just seems like it would be an infinite amount of tests based on whatever the symptoms or concerns are... http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/pituitarydisorders.html. Similar for Adrenal problems.... http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/adrenalglanddisorders.html, and more specifically for Addison's Disease (or Adrenal Insufficiency) -- http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/addisonsdisease.html. This Thyroid and Endocrinology clinic looked promising in my search: http://www.austinthyroid.com/.
Comment by Sp!tf!re on March 2, 2010 at 1:52pm
Need help! Does anyone here know of a good doctor in/near Austin or Lubbock TX? One who can also deal with pituitary and adrenal problems or at least know the tests needed? need to find one asap! thanks
Comment by Patti Burns on February 15, 2010 at 1:17am
Mines caused my hearing loss at birth. Didn't get diagnoised till I was about 24 or 25 with hypothyroidism. Barely, turning 37 when I was diagnoised with diabetes t2.
Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on January 30, 2010 at 6:21pm
Though I have not read any study firsthand, myself, the link I posted below has some extensive references in its footnotes, including one that refers to treating women who develop thyroiditis postpartum (Stagnaro-Green A. Recognizing, understanding, and treating postpartum thyroiditis. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 2000: 29(2):417-30. ), like the subject in the case scenario. They suggest the antibodies bind up any hormones the patient may have, and may interfere with every thyroid test, including the TSH. There are Endocrinologists that do not adhere to the philosophy of giving hormone replacement therapy to person's with just antibodies, but many will do so... as symptoms are symptoms, and often times, a low dose does wonders for many people, especially if they have all the telltale signs of vitamin deficiencies, and other hormonal imbalances that depend on the T3 and T4.
Comment by Paul Patten on January 30, 2010 at 5:49pm
I had not realized that the thyroid antibodies could interfere with the interpretation of TSH. Are there any observational evidence in studies of thyroid function that substantiate this?
Comment by Will on January 30, 2010 at 2:39pm
Wow! What a great help!
 

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