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Re: [IP] Do thyroid meds affect insulin needs?



Dear L Myers
I take Synthroid and I tested with a low thyroid level.  I have not noticed
any change in my bg's, but I feel better with the medication.
Sallee Field
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To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2002 2:46 PM
Subject: [IP] Do thyroid meds affect insulin needs?


> Hi,
>
> I just started on Unithroid 2 days ago for hypothyroidism (I have
Hashimoto's
> Disease).  Have any of you found that it severely decreased your insulin
> needs?  I can't seem to keep my blood sugar up since starting it.  I
reduced
> all my basals by .1 yesterday and am reducing them by *another* .1
today--it
> is noon here and I have already had four insulin reactions!
>
> Can anyone on synthetic thyroid tell me if you experienced the same thing?
> I'm wondering if it's due to something else--because it seems surprising
to
> me that the meds would have an effect this quickly.  (They usually say you
> won't feel a difference from the thyroid meds for 1-3 weeks.)
>
> thanks in advance!
> Leeann
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