Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
May 11, 2003
Question from Ontario, Canada:
I have type 1 diabetes, and I have recently been told that my thyroid is underactive, and my TSH is 8.86 MU/L. I do not feel that bad, but my insulin requirements have increased in the last five months by about 25%. Does an underactive thyroid cause a person to require more or less insulin?
Many people do not even have symptoms at the level of TSH which you indicate. It is not clear that the increase in insulin requirements you describe even have anything to do with your thyroid state.