Today's post is about this: If you could switch chronic diseases, which one would you choose to deal with instead of diabetes?
My sweet girl has 2 chronic diseases: type 1 diabetes and hypothyroidism. The first she has had for almost a year and a half, the second for almost 5 months. As bad as the hypothyroidism makes her feel, I think that diabetes is what amplifies the symptoms of the hypothyroidism. Pretty crummy combo. If I could choose for her to have hypothyroidism INSTEAD of diabetes, I think she would be happy with that. One pill a day, blood draw so far every 6 weeks until the endo gets her levels, well, leveled out. ( Not so easy when dealing with a slowly dying thyroid. ) And some kinda blah feelings. But there's plenty of that with the highs and lows of diabetes. So, yeah, hypothyroidism wins. Bring on the Synthroid.