There is a strong connection between your blood sugar levels and your thyroid status. Both low thyroid function and high thyroid function (hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism) can cause high blood sugar or insulin resistance. The connection is even more complex when you start to factor in thyroid medications and insulin resistance! If you have pre-diabetes, diabetes, or high blood sugar then you MUST be aware of this connection. Learn more here.
What is the best doctor to see if you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis? The answer may surprise you! It's usually NOT your regular endocrinologist. Endocrinologists and family practice doctors tend to focus only on the thyroid aspect of Hashimoto's and completely miss the autoimmune component. Addressing the immune component is the most important aspect if you are trying to prevent and reverse thyroid gland damage! Instead, look for these 5 types of doctors (and specialists) to manage your thyroid.