Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Low thyroid function leads to pre-diabetes

Many of our patients have low thyroid function, based on low normal test results and improvement of symptoms with natural thyroid treatment.  A study from the Netherlands shows that those with low thyroid activity have a 40% chance of developing prediabetes, which in turn might convert into full-blown diabetes.  The answer is to take natural thyroid medicine as needed and be careful to avoid excessive carbohydrates.

Goggle Dr. Layal Chaker of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, reported in Family Practice News, April 15, 2016, p. 26.

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