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      Help someone! I have Graves, went through RI 131 and now have diabetes, although the doctors say I don’t need any medications. I need some encouragement guys. Thanks.

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        Read your message searching for info on double vision.
        Join the club. Diabetes and thyroid issues I’m told often go hand
        in hand. I went from Hypotthyroid (undiagnosed for years and weighed 250
        lbs at 5’3″)to diabetes (blood sugar @ 825) to hyperthyroid. Diabetes,
        diet, exercise, and Graves allowed me to get to 120 lbs. “They” insisted I
        take I131. Told me it was the only reasonable choice. How little I knew!
        They also told me to expect to return to 250 lbs. Well for 2 years I’ve
        kept off over 100 lbs but I work my rear off exercising (+7 hrs/week).

        The good news it that I haven’t been sick with colds/flu or any thing for
        about 3 years. I’m in good physical shape. Still are playing with the
        synthroid dose through after 3 years. Just got it reduced. Suppose now I’ll have to be
        doubly careful with diet and exercise. You can make it!! I even went off of insulin.
        My blood sugar is now better than most non-diabetics, my chlosterol is
        great, blood pressure is nice and low and I’ve even run a mile in 6 minutes
        and finished “Bay to Breakers” (7.2 mile run through San Francisco) in 75 minutes.

        Have only had problems with double vision recently (about 1 month)
        and am wondering if this is related to synthroid adjustment or something
        else. Optometrist put prisms in my glasses. Hope 2x everything will disappear
        when the glasses arrive. Wondering if this is nothing or if I need more information.

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          I’m thinking: why do I have diabetes? I know I have gravvves disease, I know that it’s under control. So, I talked to my brother, who is really good at explaining these things. He said, due to you earlier problems with your thyroid, your body has to get used to being regulated. So my explanation
          would be .. it’s like the little dutch boy syndrom: where you plug up one part of the dam and another part breaks open, then you plug that one up and it spills over, and on and on and on..

          Maybe in time, I will have all of these things under control. Oh well, just gotta be patient.. and that’s what I’m good at..


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