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Can hyperthyroid issues cause high blood sugar levels?

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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.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Would having hyperthyroid problems cause high blood sugar levels?

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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, fasting glucose is not affected, but glucose may increase more after a meal (i.e. Impaired glucose tolerance). All this should improve when the thyroid is treated, unless you are also developing diabetes.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for high blood sugar to cause headaches?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Yes: Headache is a common complaint.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How can high blood sugar levels affect your health?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Blood sugar levels: High blood sugar levels means Diabetes. If you have not seen a doctor about this please do so immediately. If you have seen your doctor and are told your sugar levels are OK you can relax. If you are told your sugar us high you need to follow your doctor's advice.

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