Our expert says:
If you have been diagnosed, you are probably being treated by a competent doctor already. He will start giving you medication to treat all these problems - probably a thyroid supplement, anti-cholesterol medication, maybe Glucophage tablets and something like Fosamax. The weight gain could be due to a combination of stress and under active thyroid. You do have to change your diet to a diabetic (low GI) diet - it will be good if you can see a dietician or look on the health 24 website under diet for tips on diabetic diet. It is also very important that you do 30 minutes of weight bearing exercise per day ( like walking ) to help for the low bone mass as well as the high insulin resistance.
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