Have been strugglng with slightly underactive for about a year, taking thyroxine and sometimes feeling fine . Then I got other new symptoms but was told that it was just one of those things that goes with thyroid. But I dont just believe whatever a doctor or nurse tells me and researched. My research pointed to how it was another problem, probably connected, maybe adrenal glands. I pushed and had a urine test, now am told to see a diabetic doctor, so presumably thats what the second problem is. Am going to take cinammon to help me. Am already adjusting diet to help with heart and other things. The diet I have researched for diabtes 2 seems very much like my new diet anyway - less protein, less meat, less fat, less dairy, more veg and fruit, less salt and sugar etc. Perhaps a healthy diet is a healthy diet. I started to eat a handful of walnuts a few weeks ago and hey guess what, that is also recommended for diabetes 2, though I was taking it to help myheart and help prevent dementia, which two people in my family got,. Has anyne else got a connection with underactive thyroid AND diabetes 2 and how are you getting on if so?
At first I was shocked and upset now I try to tell myself that if I exercise more and lose weight and eat right I can reverse it, which is not possible with thyroid. Would be great to be able to go out again properly where now I cough and wheeze and can barely walk to the end of the road without someone with me and problems.