Aa
MedHelp.org will cease operations on May 31, 2024. It has been our pleasure to join you on your health journey for the past 30 years. For more info, click here.
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Elevated blood glucose

Hello Doctor, I was diagnosed with thyroiditis last year at age 57, but I'm not sure what kind.  I started out hyper which my doctor treated with beta blockers to slow my heart rate.  Then I went hypo, and I've been on 50 mcg of Synthroid for the past year.  My last TSH was 2.98.  My question is regarding blood glucose.  My last fasting test was 127.  I've always tested under 100.   I'm fearful of developing diabetes.  Is the synthroid causing my blood sugar to rise?  If so, how can I keep from developing diabetes?  I'm not overweight (5'2", 111 lbs) and have exercised my entire life.  Thank you.
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
97953 tn?1440865392
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
The thyroid is not likely contributing to the glucose.  The continued weight control and exercise are the most important defense against diabetes.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Hello again Doctor, I forgot to add that when my fasting glucose test came back elevated, my doctor checked my A1C and it was 5.6.  Thank you again.
Helpful - 0

You are reading content posted in the Thyroid Cancer / Nodules & Hyperthyroidism Forum

Popular Resources
We tapped the CDC for information on what you need to know about radiation exposure
Endocrinologist Mark Lupo, MD, answers 10 questions about thyroid disorders and how to treat them
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.