Easy steps to unmask thyroid condition in diabetes

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Easy steps to unmask thyroid condition in diabetes

Easy steps to unmask thyroid condition in diabetes

Thyroid and Diabetes
Easy steps to unmask thyroid condition in diabetes

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Easy steps to unmask thyroid condition in diabetes

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Easy steps to unmask thyroid condition in diabetes

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it may be possible that you also have a thyroid disorder.

By diagnosing a current thyroid disorder or understanding your risk for the same, you can minimize the risk of any complications that could otherwise be related to diabetes.

Diabetes is the most common type of condition that affect the endocrine system. Thyroid disorders are the second most common type of disorder that affects the endocrine system.

How to spot thyroid disorder in diabetes

Presence of thyroid disorder can affect diabetes care. It may manifest as poor control of blood glucose levels. As a result, even though you may be taking the prescribed medication with the right dosage, you may not really see any improvement in your diabetes condition. In such cases, your doctor may check your thyroid hormone levels.

In fact, Diabetes and thyroid disorders may even have overlapping of symptoms. Most common symptoms of thyroid disorders include weight gain, tiredness, lethargy, constipation, sweating, tremors. In case you experience any of these symptoms, do talk to your doctor to rule out any possibility of thyroid disorder.

Did you know that just as Diabetes, Thyroid disorders may run in families? In case any of your family members are having thyroid disorders, you may be at risk. It may be a great decision to consult your doctor and rule out any underlying thyroid condition when you are managing your diabetes.

 

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"If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it may be possible that you also have a thyroid disorder. "

References

  1. Jayakumar RV. Hypothyroidism and Diabetes Indian Consensus Statement 2016