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Old 02-01-2005, 02:53 PM   #1
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I was reading my nature thyroid pamplet that came with my bottle of meds and I read something Im a little confused on and maybe someone can shed some light on me here...
Ok it says here; insulin or oral hypoglycemics - initiating thyroid replacement therapy may cause increases in insulin or hypoglycemic requirements. the effects seen here are poorly understood and depend upon a variety of factors such as dose and type of thyroid preparations and endocine status of the patient.
So is it actually saying that if you are already suffering from hypoglycemia that it can be made worse by taking the pill? i hate to sound ignorant , but i thought taking thyroid meds correct all this stuff. Take Care

 
Old 02-01-2005, 03:15 PM   #2
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Re: ok for the 4th time..LoL

Its basically for diabetics who have problems with hypoglycemic attacks or who are taking insulin. Thyroid problems can cause you problems with blood sugar levels, and starting meds can cause that to fluctuate especially if you are on too much thyroid meds. If when your FREE levels are low (hypo) you are more hypoglycemic (like I am, I'm hypoglycemic not diabetic) then a med adjustment to bring your thyroid levels more optimal will help the hypoglycemia.
Some people are more diabetic when their thyroid levels are low, there again the thyroid meds and getting the thyroid under control will help. I have a diabetic friend who has high blood sugar levels when her thyroid levels are low, but when she gets them under control her blood sugar is much better.
I think the warning on the label is just a safety precausion since adjustments in thyroid meds or starting thyroid meds when diabetic can have an effect on blood sugar levels, but usually they are good effects not bad.

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Old 02-01-2005, 04:06 PM   #3
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Re: ok for the 4th time..LoL

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Originally Posted by dea4
Its basically for diabetics who have problems with hypoglycemic attacks or who are taking insulin. Thyroid problems can cause you problems with blood sugar levels, and starting meds can cause that to fluctuate especially if you are on too much thyroid meds. If when your FREE levels are low (hypo) you are more hypoglycemic (like I am, I'm hypoglycemic not diabetic) then a med adjustment to bring your thyroid levels more optimal will help the hypoglycemia.
Some people are more diabetic when their thyroid levels are low, there again the thyroid meds and getting the thyroid under control will help. I have a diabetic friend who has high blood sugar levels when her thyroid levels are low, but when she gets them under control her blood sugar is much better.
I think the warning on the label is just a safety precausion since adjustments in thyroid meds or starting thyroid meds when diabetic can have an effect on blood sugar levels, but usually they are good effects not bad.
Thanks Dea, I suffer from hypoglycemia myself, thats why when I read the tid bid of informmation it caught my eye ...Take care

 
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