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Offline skb

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Low thyroid causes Diabetes ?
« on: April 04, 2016, 08:49:38 PM »
A study found a link between hypothyroidism & insulin resistance & consequently diabetes. Though hypothyroidism is seen a lot among diabetics, I always thought it was the other way around. I've even read Dr B say so. Thoughts, anyone ?

http://consumer.healthday.com/general-health-information-16/thyroid-news-659/underactive-thyroid-may-raise-odds-for-type-2-diabetes-study-709487.html
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Re: Low thyroid causes Diabetes ?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2016, 08:55:35 PM »
Well, I developed a cyst on my thyroid way back in the mid-70s, and one lobe of the gland was removed. I was not prescribed a supplement until some 20 years later, and it was another five or six years before diabetes pinged on the radar. Not sure if that constitutes a connection or not. Darn slow to connect, if so!

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Re: Low thyroid causes Diabetes ?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2016, 09:16:14 PM »
Yes our personal experiences do guide our thought process. I found my TSH out of whack in the last couple of years, much after the big D rang my doorbell. I do take thyroxine but would love to try the desiccated thyroid hormones. Sadly, they are not sold here.
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Re: Low thyroid causes Diabetes ?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 08:29:44 PM »
I developed hypothyroidism when I was 10 yrs old and I've taken thyroid medicine for most of my life.  The thyroid trouble came a longggg time before diabetes did.
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Re: Low thyroid causes Diabetes ?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 10:06:26 PM »
I'll make it a point to get this checked the next time. Good tip. Thanks.
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