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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.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What problems can result from having too high blood sugar?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Many: Short-term: blurred vision, excessive urination leading to dehydration & increased thirst, decreased ability to fight off infections. Long-term: damage to retinas, nerves, kidneys, and blood vessels and much higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and sudden death.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for high blood sugar to cause headaches?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Docs, what's a dangerously high blood sugar level?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
High sugar is bad: Anytime you have high BS say 150 or greater there is damage being done to almost every cell in your body. When the level goes over 200 you see it in the urine. Over 200 things get quite worse with strokes, heart attack, kidney failure and nerve damage

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