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Thyroid

My 11 year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes almost 3 years ago. Today she was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I have been told that thyroid problems are common with diabetes but I would like to know more, such as why?

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My daughter has had Type 1 diabetes for 8 years now and has been generally well and able to control her sugars successfully. She was recently diagnosed with an overactive thyroid, and although we have not been advised of the type of medication, what are the implications and possible side effects?

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My 14 year old daughter has had type 1 for about a year and a half, we’re both vegetarians, and I am concerned because a friend told me that soy can cause thyroid problems. Is this true?

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I was diagnosed with Graves Disease a year and a half ago. I am presently taking Synthroid and Lotrel for high blood pressure. Recently my fasting blood glucose level has been slightly higher than normal: 118 mg/dl. Is this related to the thyroid disease?

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Nine years ago, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and an enlarged thyroid. I was placed on Synthroid and was told I would most likely be able to stop taking this medication at age 17 or 18, but recently I was told that I will most likely need to continue until I finish college. Is there any reason that this hormone would be needed after growth has been completed? Is there any reason not to stop taking it?

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Since I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, I had my son, who has had some of its symptoms, tested. His TSH was borderline high, but his endocrinologist prefers to wait and begin treatment later. Shouldn’t he start on medication now before he gets more symptoms?

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When diagnosed with diabetes, my thyroid antibodies were positive. I took Synthroid for a year, then stopped. Are thyroid antibodies ever falsely positive? Since mine are now normal, could I have Eurothyroid Sick Syndrome?

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Because she has Hashimoto’s, what type of diabetes might my daughter be developing? How frequently should I check her blood sugars at home? What else should be done?

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I was diagnosed with diabetes three and a half years ago. For the last two years or so, my hands and feet get really cold. Not just in the winter, even in warm weather they will feel cold. Could this have anything to do with my diabetes?

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Does diabetes or insulin have anything to do with body temperature? Sometimes for no reason I get really hot or really cold. I am a 32 year old female who has had type 1 diabetes for 20 years.

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