I have ME/ CFS, Fibromyalgia, ADHD and hypothyroidism.
For over fifteen lost years I was unsuccessfully treated for the hypothyroidism with T4, until I found you lovely lot who helped turned my life around by recommending the addition of T3 into my treatment regime.
Yesterday I went for an overdue health check-up, and it was discovered I had developed Type 2 Diabetes. This is despite not ticking any of the classic risk factor groups such as being overweight, a smoker or inactive (I can’t walk far but I can yoga!). I’m only 41 so I can’t even blame age for the diabetes. It’s perplexing.
Having since done a little research I now realise that there is a strong correlation between thyroid disfunction, autoimmune issues and diabetes.
I found this scientific study, which explains a lot of the above, but I’m confused by the content (I haven’t had my ADHD meds today so I’ve had to read everything 6 or 7 times and I still can’t quite process it). The study thoroughly explores the relationship between T3 and Diabetes.
Because today I’m struggling to understand the gist of the piece with regards to hypothyroidism, and I want to be clued-up for a discussion about all of this with my GP - who wasn’t happy that I’d added T3 against his recommendations (see previous post) - I was wondering if you guys could offer some clarity on the following:
a) If I could have been partly responsible for tipping my body into being diabetic by adding T3 to my thyroid treatment - or conversely, if I could have helped avoid Type 2 Diabetes by taking T3 earlier.
b) Whether having the diabetes treated will have an impact on my thyroid treatment and medication, or vice-versa
c) If I should avoid taking my new ADHD meds before my blood test: I’ve been on LisDexamphetamine for the past month, and if I don’t take it that morning I’ll be completely useless all day, but equally I don’t want to waste the opportunity of an accurate blood test.
d) Should I eat/ not eat before my diabetes and thyroid test
e) If anyone has any Type 2 Diabetes thyroid-friendly maintenance tips for me. The link clearly isn’t uncommon!
I am due to have further blood tests to confirm the Diabetes Type 2, and these will also take in all my thyroid tests (the nurse included all of them bar RT3 which I’m going to see if I can ask the NHS phlebotomist to add, because you never know!).
Thanks in advance for your input, I need any ammo/ defence I can get for my GP and potential Diabetes Endocrinologist,