By Nicholuch Latest Reply 2012-11-19 10:36:40 -0600
Started 2012-11-13 20:09:56 -0600

Does Hyperthroidism cause very high and very low blood sugar levels?

9 replies

liquorish 2012-11-15 08:20:28 -0600 Report

Hey Nicholuch. I'm glad you asked this question. I have read the replies. I have a little bit of thyroid problem, but not much. My GP got right on it and sent me to an endocronologist. She has been on top of it since. Your tiredness, etc., are classic symptoms of thyroid problems, and also of low blood sugar. So don't assume it is your thyroid when you are tired. Check your sugar. I also know that osteoporosis drugs can affect bs. I am sorry about the hurricane. All you guys took a pasting. We will pray for you to get get back to normal soon. It is especially hard since you are feeling bad. Stress can mess with your sugars in a big way, so take extra special care of yourself during this time. God Bless You. Liquorish

IronOre 2012-11-14 22:13:59 -0600 Report

So Nicholuch,
How do you know that you have hyperthyroid ?
Did a doctor tell you ? If so. what is the doctor's plan now with you ?

Nicholuch 2012-11-15 06:40:00 -0600 Report

I had a sonogram done on my thyroid and a blood test. As soon as I get the results back I will let you know. I am making an educated guess.

IronOre 2012-11-14 02:16:31 -0600 Report

Yes it does affect your blood sugar levels. It's been around 25 years since I was treated for hyperthyroid, so I don't quite remember how much mine fluctuated.
Have you been losing/gaining weight? feeling weak ?
Are you diabetic ? What type ?

Nicholuch 2012-11-14 03:13:17 -0600 Report

I am a type 2 diabetic with symptoms of tiredness, weakness, diarearra intermittent pain in the thyroid area, lack of sleep sometimes, too much sleep others, difficult regulating blood sugar levels, insulin dependent , and under a lot of stress because of Hurricane Sandy.

jayabee52 2012-11-14 00:58:17 -0600 Report

Howdy Nicholuch

I myself have the opposite problem Hypothyroidism. But looked up what you have. I found information in a multipage article from Mayo clinic. You may read it here ~ http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hyperthyroid...

Nothing is said in the Mayo article about how one's Blood Glucose (BG) levels are affected by hyperthyroidism but some of the complications like extremely rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) may burn up BG levels rapidly.

I also found an article in Journal of Thyroid Research which bears the fluctuation of the BG readings you experience. You may find that article here ~ http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jtr/2011/439463/

Your best course of action is to tell your Dr and have Dr look into it.

Praying you get your BG levels under control!


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