177486 tn?1192157847

Blood sugar question with a missing thyroid?

Hello all,

I was wondering if a missing or non working thyroid has anything to do with the regulation of blood sugars.  I have noticed since my removal I HAVE to eat now or I get extremely tired or the feeling of fainting.  Is this normal and has anyone ever noticed this before.  This is one of the question I plan to ask my endo tomorrow.  I used to be able to not eat (Crappy diet I used to have) without any problems and now I have problems.  I luckly have not gained any weight at all I think I am at the same weight before my surgery.  However, (be prepaired to laugh) I think I gained a Buddha belly.  hahaha.

Anyways, any one have these problems?

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When I found out that I had thyroid problems, my endo also ran a 6 hour glucose tolerance test on me that I failed horribly...I don't know if they are related or not.  I was told that I have hypoglycemia.  Now that my thyroid is out, I'm trying to figure out if the hypoglycemia will be going away or not.  I've started weight watchers again as of two weeks ago, and it goes totally against what I would need to do for the hypoglycemia, but so far, so good.  As a general rule of thumb, they say not to go more than 4-5 hours without food.  A healthy snack a few hours after breakfast and lunch should do the trick for you.  
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Hey Scott,

After thyroid surgeries, all four sisters, my daughter, and I all developed blood glucose issues (diabetes, pre-diabetes, and hypoglycemia).

There is some pretty good research to show a correlation between thyroid disorders and glucose problems:


Ask your doctor to run an A1C and schedule you for a glucose tolerance test.

Let us know!!!

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