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Can hypothyroidism cause high blood sugar

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Blood sugars can become more erratic in untreated thyroid disease (hypo- and hyper-).

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Dr. Todd Chambers
Family Medicine 21 years experience
High glycemic index: Very sugary foods tend to have a high glycemic index. This increases your blood sugar rapidly. Your body then reacts by releasing Insulin and you ge... Read More
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Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
If your: If your blood pressure is 70/95 then there is a problem. Normally the systlic is higher meaning 95/70.. that looks better, however the difference be... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Kudler
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
You're okay: A blood pressure of 95/70 is fine. Just be careful when rising from a chair, bending forward and rising, and stay well hydrated especially in the heat... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Diabetes: Your blood sugar goes up transiently after you eat. Diabetes is diagnosed when you blood sugar is too high, either when you are fasting, or a continu... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Not usually: Hyperthyroidism due to graves' is associated with an increased risk of type 1 dm. Talk to your endocrinologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Maybe impaired: The effects of thyroid hormone on blood glucose is complex. Insulin levels may be increased, but there is also resistance to Insulin action. Often,... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
Critical Care 35 years experience
Hyperglycemia: A recent study of 1, 015 patient on Methadone for periods ranging from 1 month to over 10 years found 14 patients who developed hyperglycemia . 1.38%.
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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If you're diabetic: Hi. Are you diabetic? Yes, diabetics can get high blood sugar eating nothing all day, depending on what they're taking (or not taking).

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