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Doctor insights on: Hyperthyroidism And High Blood Sugar

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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

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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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

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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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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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What are symptoms of high blood sugar?

Frequent urination: Frequent thirst, excessive hunger, weight loss. If you have these you need to be seen by primary care as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What spices control high blood sugar?

What spices control high blood sugar?

None: Cinnamon has been shown in some studies (and not in others) to have a very weak effect on blood sugar - not sufficient to make it useful for treatment. Stay away from supplements and other junk which promise a lot and can't deliver. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Check w/your doctor. Spices in the food you don"t eat will help by lowering weight. ...Read more

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What is considered dangerously high blood sugar and what are the symptoms?

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Depends: It depends on what other associated symptoms there are; if you sugar is only moderately high, but you have signs of severe dehydration and/or dka, this would be a dangerous level. ...Read more

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Is 276 too high blood sugar?

Is 276 too high blood sugar?

Definitely!: A sugar off 200 or above at any time, is suggestive of diabetes. You need to see your doctorate soon! ...Read more

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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


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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more