If one has been diagnosed with diabetes and thyroid as well it is recommended that they stabilize their blood sugar levels first. Adjusting their lifestyle is more of a long term fix, beginning with changing their diet. How they eat determines how healthy they will be.
At the low part of a person’s neck is where the tiny thyroid gland is found. It plays a vital role in monitoring the body`s metabolism. Generally it acts like a thermostat by aiding the body to generate heat by yielding energy from the food people consume. This implies that when issues arise with one’s thyroid, metabolism goes slightly off and the body is unable to extract required nutrients from food.
Majority of the people diagnosed with hypothyroidism also have issues with their blood sugar. Recently a study conducted in Poland that focused on blood sugar showed that 50%, that is half of the people with thyroid issues, suffered from blood sugar imbalances. Mechanisms underlying Hashimoto`s development and development of diabetes are quite similar. Usually, diabetes takes a long time to develop, due to the time it takes insulin resistance and carbohydrate tolerance to build. Hypoglycemia and unstable blood sugar may be present long before the diabetes is diagnosed.
While growing up, a majority of people knew they should avoid fat and welcome carbohydrate which is a myth that has led to most people being obese and suffering from diabetes or other chronic diseases. It is an adjustment hard to make since most people have trouble with fat.
Not only do carbohydrates burn quickly (takes 45 minutes to a maximum of one hour), but they also lead to a spike in the levels of blood sugar. Proteins and fats take longer to burn,(3 hours and 4 hours respectively), thus they make people feel fuller for longer. Consuming a diet with low glycemic index will make one feel full longer. Moreover, they will realize improved blood sugar level, cholesterol levels, energy and acne reduction.