I'm 44 and just been diagnosed with osteoarthritis primarliy in my hands, but also in right wrist and shoulder, they are querying gout although this can't be diet related. I have had Hashimotos (thyroid autoimmune) for about 5 years, and from what I have read it's possible that the gout is related to insulin resistance which is a linked to Hashimotos.
Anyway, what I wanted to know is where should I start finding out more about how to manage and minimise this. I'm reasonably active, a teacher(lots of writing and typing), who loves scuba diving, rock climbing and walking. At the moment I'm quiet scared about how this is going to progress and what I should do/ can do to help myself.