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  1. My son has many symptoms of diabetes, but testing has always been inconclusive. He also has a goiter on his thyroid that has not been treated. What do you recommend? (25 Jun 2012)
  2. A PhD nutritionist has recommended my teen son switch to taking his insulin after meals and increase his Synthroid. What are your thoughts on these suggestions? (1 May 2012)
  3. I have a fullness to my thyroid gland. My TSH was 3.5, but I don't know what other tests were done. Is this something I should treat or just watch? What tests do you recommend and when should I have them? (6 Mar 2012)
  4. The doctor has suggested Synthroid for my son. Should he really be on this medication at such a young age? Does he really need Synthroid? Can this be put off for now? (14 Feb 2012)
  5. Would Synthroid decrease my thyroid antibody levels? Would a lower antibody level increase my chance of getting pregnant? (4 Jan 2011)
  6. Since his diagnosis last September, my son has had chronic fatigue, headaches, and circles under his eyes. He was on Levoxyl, but then taken off it. What else should we look for? (16 Mar 2010)
  7. Because she has Hashimoto's, what type of diabetes might my daughter be developing? How frequently should I check her blood sugars at home? (14 Dec 2009)
  8. My daughter has thyroid disease but the doctor doesn't want to treat it until her thyroid fails. What is thyroid disease? Why not treat it now? (26 Aug 2009)
  9. My endocrinologist won't put me on Armour. Can you explain why not? Is there any other medication I could take besides Synthroid? (26 Aug 2009)
  10. Since starting Synthroid, my daughter's blood sugars have been soaring. Why is this? (23 Mar 2009)
  11. When a person with type 2 develops hypothyroidism, is this an indicator that their type 2 is becoming type 1? (20 Feb 2009)
  12. Is Synthroid the only treatment for Hashimoto's thyroiditis? (6 Dec 2008)
  13. I've had type 1 for 23 years and have been gaining weight since pumping and having thyroid issues. How can I stop gaining weight and start losing it? (31 Aug 2008)
  14. How would untreated Hashimoto's thyroiditis affect blood sugar levels? How might starting a regimen of thyroxine affect sugar levels and/or insulin effectiveness? (18 Aug 2008)
  15. Recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, how will Synthroid affect my daughter's insulin/blood sugars? (25 Jun 2008)
  16. While looking at my teen son's medical records, I saw that he has chronic thyroiditis, but the doctor never told me. What does this mean? Does he need medication for this? (24 Jan 2008)
  17. Diagnosed with borderline diabetes, I often nap to get rid of bad headaches. I cannot be awakened from these naps. Is this related to diabetes? (27 Aug 2007)
  18. Recently, my teen had laboratory tests run. His T4 level was below the range. Is this okay, like the doctor said? Should we pursue this further? (4 Jul 2007)
  19. How likely will someone with hypothyroidism go on to develop type 1 diabetes? (17 Feb 2007)
  20. My son's TSH was borderline high, but his endocrinologist prefers to wait and begin treatment later. Shouldn't he start on medication now before he gets more symptoms? (17 Dec 2006)

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