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Lifestyle

Why Is Thyroid Disease the Butt of the Joke?

Comedians and jokesters have turned “fat-shaming” into “thyroid-shaming,” and it’s not OK.

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Complications

Is Your Thyroid Causing Sleep Problems?

An underactive or overactive thyroid is associated with a variety of sleep-related symptoms. A look at some of the ways that hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can affect your sleep, and some solutions to help ensure a good night’s rest, every night.

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Treatment

13 Common Thyroid Disease Myths

Learn the truth behind 13 of the most common myths and misconceptions about thyroid disease.

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Diagnosis

Type 2 Diabetes? It Could Be LADA

Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults – also know as type 1.5 diabetes – is often mistaken for type 2 diabetes. Learn how to tell them apart.

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Tests

How to Use a Continuous Glucose Monitor

Learn how a continuous glucose monitor can automatically test your glucose levels to help you better manage type 1 diabetes.

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Treatment

10 Warning Signs That Your Thyroid is Undertreated

Let’s take a look at the most common signs and symptoms that you are not getting sufficient treatment for your thyroid disease.

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Living With

10 Instant Energy Boosters for Thyroid Patients

Simple things like changing your dosing times for T3 medications, taking B-12, and caffeine can help you beat thyroid fatigue.

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Cardio

The Benefits of Exercise After Thyroid Cancer

You may feel like you’ve been hit by a bus after going through thyroid cancer and treatment, but pushing yourself to exercise can ease that fatigue.

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Are Artificial Sweeteners Causing Your Thyroid Issues?

Before grabbing the blue, pink or yellow packets of sugar substitutes, you should probably know how they could be affecting your hypothyroidism.

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Winter

How the Winter Affects Your Thyroid

If you are hypothyroid, cold weather can have a number of effects on your thyroid treatment and symptoms.