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... but sometimes you may need insulin as the disease progresses. I wonder if high cortisol COULD produce high sugars. ... (2 replies)
... and decided that they knew what was wrong. They admitted her to the hospital and had the Internal Medicine team take over her care. They ultimately tested her cortisol and found that it was low. They started her on 7. ... (7 replies)
... mmon.Now, while I don't know about SEVERE fatigue, I'm tired all the time the rest is sure true. Not sure about the blood sugar. Have been tested last summer for diabetes and came out fine. So they say. ... (9 replies)

... Now, while I don't know about SEVERE fatigue, I'm tired all the time the rest is sure true. Not sure about the blood sugar. Have been tested last summer for diabetes and came out fine. So they say. ... (9 replies)
... Cortisol directly controls blood sugar by stimulating the liver to release sugar into the blood. Many people find it becomes a problem and there is a web site from Britain devoted to just this topic. (2 replies)
... Cortisol tests should never be performed after doing any kind of physical activity. What you probably did was to falsely elevate your cortisol levels during the test by exercising like that. A cortisol test, especially if it's a one time blood test, should be done with as little stress as possible. ... (5 replies)
... she did run some diabetes related tests: insulin: 13 (lab lists normal as less than 17) hemoglobin A1c: 5.4% Total HGB (lab lists normal for non-diabetics as < 6%) the endo wasn't concerned about these levels, but my nutrionist was. he has me on some supplements to help with estrogen dominance, etc. why do you ask about diabetes? how does that relate to the cortisol... (5 replies)
... ple, while some never get the whole picture of symptoms. So most start out with just a few symptoms and add on more with time. Symptoms may also come and go as cortisol levels can vary or be cyclical in the early stages of the disease. ... (9 replies)
... ds I know the longer you're on them they start to depress the adrenal glands If it continues too long then the adrenal glands shut down and will not produce any cortisol again. I developed chronic pancreatitis from lithotrypsey for a kidney stone. This has added a nother stress to my body. ... (6 replies)
... Your test results certainly sound like low cortisol to me. ... (16 replies)
Cortisol Question
Jul 23, 2007
... I recently had some further testing done and there were only a few things that appeared that were strange, one being the cortisol levels. ... (1 replies)
... Has anyone gotten diabetes after taking cortisol? ... (2 replies)
... I didn't sleep well. After the Metformin worked, I stopped having the cortisol ups and downs, and I've been able to improve. ... (13 replies)
... Hi there... Does anyone else suffer with severe hypoglycemia? I would imagine I'm on the way to diabetes. My blood sugar readings are not diabetic in range, but I have every symptom of diabetes, and my days and nights revolve around food, extreme sugar cravings, tons of fluids, etc. I'm 5'4 & weigh 85 lbs and no matter what I eat, I cannot gain an ounce. Over the past... (3 replies)
... to the ambulance , during that time she stopped breathing. Luckily she was recessitated and we learned that the hc that she had been give as supplement for the cortisol was being burned up too fast. I allowed her cortisol to drop to nothing overnight and in turn her blood sugar also dropped down to 27. ... (1 replies)
... My Endo may have been just anxious to get on to the diabetes thing, testing power and influence over me, if I'd go on injections. No way. ... (0 replies)
... Kate, Thanks so much for responding. It really helps to hear from others who are also faced with the challenges of this condition. You asked if I take Fludrocortisone, and yes, I take it twice daily. I still have extreme thirst & crave tons of salt. I feel like I'm drinking fluids all of the time, especially for the first part of the day. This could also be due to my... (13 replies)
... I already had diabetes when they discovered my hypopituitarism (and hence secondary Addison's Disease). Until we got the dosage of Cortef just right, my blood sugars were pretty out of control, but I had been crashing (low) before they diagnosed me. (Low blood sugar is one of the symptoms of adrenal insufficiency.) I am under good control now, but it took awhile to get... (2 replies)
... sounds like a lazy quack. You've either got diabetes or addisons. Of the two, you want addisons. Once treated you'll feel like a million bucks and it's easy to manage. Hang in there and be persistent. ... (3 replies)
... He's being the classic endo. Endos are good at one thing, diabetes. The rest of endocrinology is off in the corner for them. I haven't seen one report of an endo who was any good with pituitary, thyroid and adrenal issues. Look for an osteopath, but screen them on the phone first. (5 replies)


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