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Old 05-19-2002, 12:32 AM   #3
Miss Alaineous
Join Date: May 2002
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Re: Thyroid hormone resistance?

Tree Frog, that link was filled with terrific links, thank you very much. I will be busy reading for quite a while!

Here's my thinking behind my question: With type 2 diabetes, my body produces too much insulin. It uses some of it, but the glucose still builds up and is not metabolized. Taking medication helps to sensitize me to the insulin I am already producing but not utilizing.

I am wondering if it's possible to produce thyroid hormone and not be able to utilize all of it. I did not mean that none of the thyroid hormone was used. I was just wondering if the body could be resistant to using it effectively.

I am reading about supplements, but I am overwhelmed. I have to consider the thyroid, type 2 diabetes, and fairly severe hypertension. I'm having difficulty putting all the information together. Thanks for your help.