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If a person is hypothyroid, does that cause his blood sugar to rise?

If a person is hypothyroid, does that cause his blood sugar to rise?

See below: Blood sugars can become more erratic in untreated thyroid disease (hypo- and hyper-).

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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I was told that my blood sugar was low yrs ago but wasn't formerly diagnosed. Now is hypothyroid why do I feel so sick after eating sugary foods?

I was told that my blood sugar was low yrs ago but wasn't formerly diagnosed. Now is hypothyroid why do I feel so sick after eating sugary foods?

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 get a rapid drop in your blood sugar as glucose is moved out of the blood stream. Those fluctuations feel bad. Read about the glycemic index and try to eat foods that have a lower glycemic index and often this will help with hypoglycemia.

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Bp often70/95, fasting sugar 107, mild dizziness sometimes by forward bending for 3months, no vertigo, no low iron or blood count, no hypothyroidism, age59?

Bp often70/95, fasting sugar 107, mild dizziness sometimes by forward bending for 3months, no vertigo, no low iron or blood count, no hypothyroidism, age59?

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 between the number is not much hence that could also signal a problem. See your primary doc to check for cortisol, aldosterone, and thyrone hormones. Then have him refer you to a cardiologist.

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Night itch top of my feet and lower legs for 2 weeks No welts/ rash. Blood sugar, kidney/ liver functions ok. Hypothyroid controlled. What's up?

Night itch top of my feet and lower legs for 2 weeks No welts/ rash. Blood sugar, kidney/ liver functions ok. Hypothyroid controlled. What's up?

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Looks like appropriate lab work to uncover an underlying cause was normal. Treat with daily moisturzation (Vanicream, Cetaphil) and better skin hygiene (avoid hot showers). Nonsedating antihistamines for itch

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What cause high blood sugar?

What cause high blood sugar?

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 continuous high sugar most of the time. Diabetes is caused by either a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin, or by the body's resistance to insulin, or a combination of factors. Obesity causes Insulin resistance and is causing a surge in diabetes.

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Can hyperthyroid issues cause high blood sugar levels?

Can hyperthyroid issues cause high blood sugar levels?

Not usually: Hyperthyroidism due to graves' is associated with an increased risk of type 1 dm. Talk to your endocrinologist.

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Would having hyperthyroid problems cause high blood sugar levels?

Would having hyperthyroid problems cause high blood sugar levels?

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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Could not eating anything all day cause high blood sugar?

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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Can long use of metadone cause high blood sugar?

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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Could high fever and vomiting cause high blood sugar in non diabetic children?

Could high fever and vomiting cause high blood sugar in non diabetic children?

Stress response: During any illness a kid may have a stress response that includes the inflow of stress hormones into the blood. Epinephrine & cortisol both tend to elevate blood sugars during the stress period. Any elevation would revert to normal after the stress has subsided.

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Does high blood sugar levels cause nausea everyday?

Nausea can be: Caused by high blood sugar. See your physician if this is happening to you.

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What to do if I have high blood sugar cause miscarriage?

What to do if I have high blood sugar cause miscarriage?

Control sugar level: Before you even get pregnant, you must have good control of your diabetes. Uncontrolled Diabetes is associated with increased birth defects and a high risk pregnancy with increased miscarriages and other risks. Best of Luck!

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Can having low or high blood sugar level cause dizziness and falls?

Can having low or high blood sugar level cause dizziness and falls?

Yes.: Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) both affect mental status, and can affect balance. You could certainly attribute dizziness or falls to extreme low or high blood sugar. However there are multiple other causes too (heart problems, anemia, etc) so you need to discuss this with your doctor to make sure something important isn't missed.

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Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

Diabetes: High blood sugar is the result ; not cause of diabetes. The cause of diabetes is Insulin whether absent in type1; deficient or resistance in type2 or gestational. Some risk factors like sugary drinks, obesity, age, stress, infection or dawn phenomenon predispose a person to diabetes. Hope it helps. Thanks.

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Will my high blood sugar cause eczema rashes?

Will my high blood sugar cause eczema rashes?

No: However, if your blood sugars are high enough and you become dehydrated, the dry skin could exacerbate your eczema. To my knowledge there is no direct correlation between high blood sugars and eczema alone.

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Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Blood sugar: Chronic elevated blood sugar generally means diabetes. Diabetes causes kidney disease and resulting high bp.

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Blood Sugar High (Definition)

If blood sugar levels remain too high the body suppresses appetite over the short term. Long-term hyperglycemia causes many of the long-term health problems including heart disease, eye, kidney, and nerve damage. The most common cause of hyperglycemia is diabetes. When diabetes is the cause, physicians typically recommend an ...Read more


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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more