Diabetes and Hypothyroidism

The “Takeouts” indicated below are more comprehensively explained in “Doctors Don’t Know Diabetes” available from this website. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes you are encouraged to read that book, and the companion book “Doctors Don’t Know Thyroid - Summary”.


It is common knowledge amongst those that have researched the science, and subsequently treated their patients accordingly, that diabetes and thyroid dysfunction are closely related. However, I would be astounded to hear of any patient with either diabetes, or with thyroid dysfunction, who has been advised of the thyroid connection by any modern doctor or endocrinologist.

Or the vitamin C connection to diabetes, or the vitamin C connection to heart disease.

But what about your dentist? Would you be surprised to hear that dentists are in a prime position to diagnose diabetes and pre-diabetes simply from the presence of gum disease in their dental patients!!!!! (Takeout 24.)

  • Why should the diet from the American Diabetics Association be avoided? (Takeout 13.)

  • Why should diabetic patients consider testosterone dosage? (Takeout 20.)

  • Should diabetics be eating coconut oil? (Takeout 26.)

  • How many of you are magnesium deficient? If you are, are you also aware that you should be tested for low thyroid function as well? (Takeout 29.)

  • What is the liver connection? (Takeout 9.)

  • And vitamin C? (Takeout 3.)

  • What is the protein connection? Can a steak be equated to a cup of sugar?????? (Andreas Moritz)

The study presented in “Doctors Don’t Know Diabetes”, available from this website, comprises multiple pages from nearly a dozen excellent books, some more than forty years old. But let us be clear on this one point:

Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes are both

Controllable, and Reversible.


The following extracts are presented in full in “Doctors Don’t Know Diabetes”, available form this website.

Extract 1.

Dr. Broda Barnes and Lawrence Dalton - “Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness

  • Symptoms of diabetes and hypothyroidism are similar. The complications of thyroid therapy can be stopped by thyroid therapy.

  • Evidence suggests that the complications of diabetes including atherosclerosis are not due to diabetes, but to something else – possibly hypothyroidism.

  • “Since so many of the symptoms and complications of hypothyroidism are identical to those of diabetes, every patient with diabetes should have a basal temperature check and, if the temperature is subnormal, a trial of thyroid therapy.”

  • “Temporary elevation of blood sugar during any stress including pregnancy may be due to hypothyroidism as much as to prediabetes.”

Extract 2.    

 Dr. Barry Durrant-Peatfield “Your Thyroid and how to keep it healthy”

  • apart from the high blood sugar and sugar in the urine, there is a remarkable overlap in the symptoms of diabetes and hypothyroidism.

Extract 3.

Dr. Thomas Levy - “Stop America’s #1 Killer”

  • Insulin aids the cellular uptake of both insulin and vitamin C. Multiple studies have shown that diabetics have reduced plasma levels of vitamin C. the elevated glucose level in diabetic patients can directly induce a state of scurvy – advanced vitamin C deficiency.

  • Apart from its role in making insulin, Vitamin C also works to regulate the release of that insulin from the cells in the pancreas.

Extract 4.

Andreas Moritz - “Tomeless Secrets of Health & Rejunenation”

  • In developing diabetes, the body is not out to kill itself – it is simply trying to survive the abundance of non-natural assaults on proper body functioning, including the assaults from inadequate nourishment, emotional pain, and/or a detrimental lifestyle. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are reversible.

  • In recent history, many chronic diseases were said to be symptoms of a disturbed metabolism typical of diabetes, including  strokes, heart failure, high blood pressure, PCOS, etc, etc. Each of these has now been turned into separate diseases, with their own diagnoses and their unique treatments and distinctive drug solutions.

Extract 5.

Dr. David Brownstein – “Drugs that Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!”

  • In nearly all diabetics, adrenal and thyroid hormones are imbalanced. Correcting thyroid dysfunction in diabetic patients has resolved in about 40% of cases. In fact, all his new diabetic patients have multiple nutrient deficiencie

  • Iodine has been shown to be effective in reducing the insulin dosages in nearly every insulin patient.

  • Oral diabetic medications do little to reverse diabetes.

  • The American Diabetic Association’s diet plan is best avoided.

  • Elevated blood sugar does not cause diabetes

  • In the early to middle stages, diabetes is easily treated with a few lifestyle changes

  • Dr. Brownstein’s experience has shown that over 90% of 4,000 of his patients have tested significantly low in iodine, and he has been able to lower insulin dosages in nearly every patient treated with iodine

  • Iodine helps regulate the thyroid gland.

Extract 7.

Dr. Kate Rheaume-Blueu, B.Sc., N.D. – “Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox”

  • The second highest concentration of vitamin K2 in the body is in the pancreas, the organ that produces insulin and governs blood sugar levels.

  • When vitamin K deficiency was induced, test animals developed type 2 diabetes. Similar effects are seen in humans.

Extract 8.

Dr. Bruce Fife, N.D. – “Coconut Cures”

  • Coconut oil must be one of the best foods for diabetics because it provides energy to the cells without the need for insulin or bile.

Extract 9.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. - “

  • “Magnesium is critical for the function of bringing glucose into cells, but excess calcium inhibits the availability of magnesium.  Insufficient magnesium restricts the pancreas from secreting properly functioning insulin into the bloodstream

Extract 10.

Dr. Mark Starr, M.D. - “Hypothyroidism Type 2”

  • Symptoms of diabetes and symptoms of hypothyroidism are the same, except for the disturbance in glucose metabolism found in diabetes.

  • Every diabetic patient should be treated with desiccated thyroid hormone.

  • Treating diabetic patients with desiccated thyroid hormone will positively impact both their diabetes and their low thyroid function, including atherosclerosis caused by hardening of the arteries.

  • Treating diabetic patients with vitamin C will improve their coronary arteries, their diabetes symptoms, and their hypothyroidism symptoms.

Extract 11.

Dr. Stephen E. Langer, M.D. and James F. Scheer - “Solved: The Riddle Of Illness”

  • Symptoms of hypothyroidism and diabetes are similar, except for the disturbance in carbohydrate metabolism in diabetic patients.

  • Dr. Barnes discovery of the relationship between diabetes and hypothyroidism is a breakthrough equaling the discovery of insulin. And his discovery of the link between atherosclerosis, diabetes, and thyroid supplementation was equally astounding.

  • For patients of Dr. Barnes, thyroid supplementation stopped the progress of diabetes, and sometimes lead to reversal of diabetes, and even lead to complete cures.

  • Vitamin C will improve heart disease, insulin action, and hypothyroidism.


Guidance Sets

It is important not just to understand the possible reasons for your health challenges but to take action to improve your overall health condition. You are encouraged to work through many factors that may be having an impact on your thyroid and insulin metabolism. Click the button “Starting To Recover”.

Pages IN THIS SECTION:

Diabetes Introduction

Diabetes & Vitamin C.

Diabetes & Hypothyroidism

Starting To Recover


Disclaimer: Nothing in this study  can account for any personal or dietary uniqueness. Suggestions arising from this study are simply the result of detailed research, and should not be construed as medical advice..