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Tue Jan 29 19:07:27 EST 2013

What to do with thyroiditis + T2? I can't function - tired most of the time, losing weight, feeling jitters. BS higher than usual. Still not on meds
Asked By: helenng50  
Category: Type 2

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2014-05-15 14:38:12.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

The thyroid is part of the endocrine system that releases thyroid hormone which control the rate the body burns energy. Thyroid hormone also helps to maintain your central nervous system.

Thyroiditis refers to “inflammation of the thyroid gland.” It is a common cause of hypothyroidism. When too little thyroid hormone is released, energy is burned a slower rate (hypothyroidism).

There is treatment for thyroiditis for people with type 2 diabetes. Talk with your doctor about your concerns. He or she can review and modify your treatment plan to meet your current needs

Learn more about the thyroid and thyroiditis .

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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