Low Thyroid and High Insulin

Insulin can reduce metabolic rate due to insulin’s antagonistic effect upon the stimulatory, or thermogenic action of thyroid and adrenal hormones. Patients with adult onset diabetes have the typical triad of hyperinsulinism, parathyroid dominance and hypothyroidism. These endocrine changes are present long before clinical manifestations of diabetes. Attention to endocrine balance will aid in improving the resting metabolic rate, improve glucose control, normalize lipids as well as aid in weight loss. (Piolino, et al 1990)(Iitaka, et al. 2000)