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.
December 6, 2008
Other Medications, Thyroid
Question from Edmonds, Washington, USA:
My 13-year-old son has just been diagnosed with Hashimoto's. He has type 1 and is on an insulin pump. Is Synthroid the only treatment? He was put on it the same day our doctor called with results and I feel I need more information.
Synthroid is Abbott’s brand of levothyroxine. Thyroiditis will eventually cause his thyroid to stop functioning normally. During these years (teens), he will grow and develop. Normal thyroid hormone levels are critical to normal growth and development. Your doctor is treating to be sure the levels stay normal at this critical time.
Specifically, the answer is yes, levothyroxine. I am not willing to get into the argument as to whether you must have a certain brand. Others may wish to do that with you. I just encourage you to treat him.