My 74 yr old mum has been diabetic X 20 yrs. she takes insulin 2x day but her sugars are not well controlled. Attached are her recent thyroid results (March'17) as I booked her in to see nutritionist. [Back in Oct '16, her TSH was 3.3, freeT4 was 12(10-22). ]
3 out of the 4 cortisol readings were high. DHEA was low normal. Candida was sky high, gut biome was in poor health so we have been working on those 2 areas first. Her B12 last year was 243ng/l (190-660) and GP refused to believe she could be deficient, so we have gone route of self medicating with sublinguals which have helped a bit. I have also put her on low carb diet ( to the diabetic nurses horror) which she likes, mostly sticks too and has lost some weight. She is still over weight though.
But I see she has lots of hypothyroid symptoms too, probably ticks around ⅓ of the list on Thyroid uk website.
Please advise me on what I should be asking for when we next see nutritionist in a few weeks. I am trying to get my head around thyroid issues but still not sure exactly what all the different results mean. I Have read dr B Durrant Peatfield book which makes me think more can still be done, so staying hopeful. Thanks.