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.
March 23, 2009
Other Medications, Thyroid
Question from Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA:
My daughter, who has type 1 diabetes, was just recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Her TSH was 9.5. She has a palpable thyroid and symptoms such as dry skin and hair, tiredness and consistent low blood sugars. She has been put on Synthroid 0.05 mg, every day. She started the medication two days ago and her blood sugars are soaring. We will have to make insulin adjustments but I would like to know why this happens. Her recent A1c was 7.2.
Seemingly easy to manage diabetes seems a part of hypothyroidism. I can’t explain; maybe the metabolism is slower. It does happen. You’ll need to adjust to the new reality because it is important that your daughter achieve normal thyroid function.
See also some of our previous questions about the Thyroid and the use of Synthroid.