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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. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroid cause low blood sugar? I get bouts of dizziness if I don't eat every 2 hours or upon waking. Eating helps a little but doesn't resolv

Can hyperthyroid cause low blood sugar? I get bouts of dizziness if I don't eat every 2 hours or upon waking. Eating helps a little but doesn't resolv

Hyperthyroidism: If you are treated for hyperthyroidism and have the issues you report you must see your doctor as soon as possible to see what is happening and get your thyroid levels under control. ...Read more

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Does having hyperthyroidism (not graves) effect your blood glucose? I am constantly feeling like I am hypoglycemic, dizzy and lightheaded

Does having hyperthyroidism (not graves) effect your blood glucose? I am constantly feeling like I am hypoglycemic, dizzy and lightheaded

Check blood sugar: I recommend that you have your blood sugar checked when you are having these symptoms. This may be related to the hyperthyroidism alone however. Too high thyroid levels can lead to shakiness, dizziness, sweating, more frequent need to use the bathroom, and weight loss. See your MD and have your thyroid levels checked as well as the blood sugar! ...Read more

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Why is high blood sugar bad?

Why is high blood sugar bad?

Complications: In a diabetic a high blood sugar on a short time basis is a signal to change your treatment regimen. If it remains high on a steadier basis it will promote the development of the complications in the eyes, kidneys, circulation, heart, etc. High blood sugar by itself is detrimental to many of the body's organs and makes the diabetes more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Ways to reduce high blood sugar?

Ways to reduce high blood sugar?

Dietician: It boils down to avoiding concentrated sweets like candy,pastry,soda,etc and reducing starches like bread,pasta,rice,pizza,etc. Your best move would be to visit a dietician to determine your ideal weight and the proper diet with the appropriate amount of daily calories. Usually this can be accomplished in one visit with brief followup. ...Read more

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How to control my high blood sugar?

Many ways: Control and limit calorie intake. Diabetic cookbooks will help to guide you here. Avoid alcohol. Exercise regularly. Keep a normal weight - if necessary, lose weight. If your sugars are high, take medications (metformin, actos, bydureon, (exenatide) insulin) as indicated. ...Read more

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What do you do for high blood sugar?

What do you do for high blood sugar?

Depends: Depends how high sugars are, but dietary changes are always helpful (stop regular sodas, juices, candy) and possibly medications. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Alan Kelly
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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