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Wed Apr 24 08:59:29 EDT 2013

Could synthroid be making my blood sugars high in morning usually around 158-168. This morning tested before med and only 131 test after 1 hr 158!
Asked By: debgarhall  

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Sugars always high in mornings no matter what I eat at night. Always take my synthroid in the morning as soon as I get up and then 1 hr later before I eat I test my sugars. Today I didn't take my medication and tested first 131 then took synthroid and then 1 hr later before eating read 158. So it went from 131 to 158 with nothing to eat or drink. Is this normal or could my thyroid meds be effecting the readings. Very confused.
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Expert Answers (1)
2013-05-14 17:06:10.0

Hello Debgarhalll
Thank you for bringing your question to dLife. You ask why your sugar continues to go up in the morning without eating. You ask if Synthroid might be causing this. Synthroid can affect hormone levels and glucose metabolism. Adjustments to Diabetic Treatment and medications are sometimes needed. Also, if you have been fasting overnight, sometimes a person's glucose levels go up because the liver starts producing glucose to keep the body fueled. Speak to your provider about your glucose levels in the morning. Medication adjustments may be needed. And, be sure to eat a snack before bed to prevent a long fasting state.
Answered By: Rita Juray
Accreditations: RN, MLT-ASCP, CCM, CDE
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2013-05-10 10:01:28.0

I take synthroid and I have never had any problems with that. I usually take it after 30 minutes and my numbers are usually still low. I'm not on any T2 medication for my diabetes, I am controlling it with diet and exercise, I was diagnosed 3 years ago and have been taking synthroid since then.
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