A common thing with people suffering from type I and type II diabetes is that they have a hard time maintaining their blood sugar levels and their lipid levels are usually too high indicating a low T3. Low levels of T3 have a broad range of causes but taking T-3 medication serves to reduce the problem in the short run. In most cases, low levels of T3 are usually because of stress, which causes the body to manufacture more of the reverse T3. The body might make enough T3 but starts converting the T3 to reverse T3. In other words, the T3 acts as the go while the reverse T3 acts as the stop.

Apart from causing low T3 levels, stress can also cause nutrient deficiencies, and when there is an improper conversion, selenium and zinc tend to correlate. Furthermore, stress affects adrenal function, and adrenal dysfunction can occur together with Hashimotos’ or exist alone. When the body temperature is low, this indicates an adrenal malfunction or symptoms of the thyroid disease. In most cases, 90% of patients usually have Hashimotos’ in addition to adrenal dysfunction. The adrenal dysfunction is usually at the advanced stage. However, when there is stabilization of the blood sugar levels, the adrenals can get back to functioning properly.

A person with diabetes has a higher risk of having lipid abnormalities due to an increase in cholesterol and triglycerides, and this risk is still imminent when the person has hypothyroidism. Therefore, when there are elevated levels of cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides, the person should ensure that there are proper thyroid optimization and management to achieve normalization of the condition and further get the right thyroid medication in the correct dosage.

Ways to De-Stress

Practicing yoga, Pilates, journaling, resting, reading, carrying out joyful activities and cardio exercise.


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