Hi all- hoping I can glean some knowledge from you learned folks! I am a 31 year old female, diagnosed with adult autoimmune diabetes a few years ago, so far not on insulin, just managing with a low carb paleo diet, and lots of exercise. I also have thyroid disease, but have had normal TSH and therefore have never been treated for it. After having twins in September 2013, I assumed I would quickly lose all my baby weight much like I had with my first. But to my dismay, not only have I not lost the weight, more has crept on. I have a pretty limited diet due to my diabetes and multiple allergies, and I have tracked calories and macros, so I know it's not due to overeating. I work out 6 days a week, (Bar Method) and I have to be sure I eat low-carb as I am not insulin. My a1c is 5.3, so i'm managing pretty well. However, after having some labs done, my Free t3 came back as 2.2 and my Free t4 as 1.14. Research indicates that my free t3 is low, and this would explain a lot of the fatigue, cold hands and feet, and trouble losing weight. Just wondering if anyone has experienced anything like this, or has any advice or suggestions for how to get my t3 in line. I know doctors are notoriously reluctant to treat you if your TSH is normal. Besides the frustrating weight, with three small children and a full time job I would appreciate more energy and less fatigue in my daily life. Thank you!!
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Type 1 Diabetic and Low Free T3