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Question by  firinne (24)

What can you tell me about synthroid and diabetes?

I need to know more about synthroid and diabetes.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

Synthroid is a treatment for hypothyroidism. It can cause the symptoms of diabetes to worsen. So when started on synthroid your dose of oral medicine or insulin may need adjusted.


Answer by  Ab40 (13)

Taking Synthroid can increase your blood sugar, so if you are a diabetic you will need to monitor your blood sugars closely if you take this medication. If you find your blood sugar levels are running high, then you will need to contact your physician. Always make sure that your physician(s) are aware of all the medications you are taking.


Answer by  MKane (66)

Synthroid is used to help with low levels of thyroid hormones. Diabetes treatment is however affected by hypothyroidism (the main cause for needing Synthroid) but it's usually temporary because of the loss of energy and weight gain from a low metabolism due to the inactive thyroid. Once on Synthroid the diabetes treatments usually go back to normal.


Answer by  chalynn (27)

Synthroid is a prescription drug that can elevate your thyroid hormone to normal level. Diabetes is a disease that can harm your blood vessels significantly.


Answer by  Sergiu (344)

Synthroid is a hormone replacement for patients with hypothyroidism, and this links to diabetes because both can cause weight gain and metabolic problems and can lead one to the other.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

Synthroid is synthetic hormone, thyroxine, taken when the thyroid is not producing it. It shouldn't be taken in conjunction with diabetes unless you check with your doctor.


Answer by  pappu (170)

Levothyroxine is a naturally occurring hormone,synthroid is a result of levothyroxine being produced at a very slower rate. Diabetes is about high or low glucose level in the blood.

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