Reclaim your Rise Podcast

119. T1D + Thyroid Health with Dr. Sandra Sobel

Reclaim Your Rise Podcast119. T1D + Thyroid Health with Dr. Sandra Sobel
May 14, 2024

Thyroid dysfunction is 2-3x higher within the T1D population. Today’s guest, Dr. Sandra Indacochea Sobel, a board-certified Endocrinologist, answers your listener questions, and we delve into the crucial topics of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, preventative lifestyle medicine, the role of biotin in blood work, and so much more!

Time Stamps:  

  • (06:13) Dr. Sobel’s connection to Lauren’s dad’s T1D diagnosis
  • (09:10) The misdiagnosis of T2D
  • (10:13) Disease-modifying therapies for T1D
  • (11:00) The importance of antibody screenings 
  • (13:50) Hypothyroidism
  • (14:10) Hyperthyroidism 
  • (14:32) Statistics on thyroid disease and autoimmune disorder
  • (17:36) Signs & Symptoms of Hypothyroidism in women 
  • (19:57) A word of caution on diagnosis 
  • (20:34) Vacation
  • (24:00) Hashimotos Disease 
  • (26:00) Thyroid Studies 
  • (28:17) Preventing hypothyroidism & lifestyle 
  • (32:10) Preventative care & blue zones 
  • (35:00) The problem of cardiometabolic disease & younger generations
  • (35:38) Sleep and time perspective in the US
  • (37:58) Cortisol, sleep, and the thyroid 
  • (40:10) Overemphasizing exercise and nutrition
  • (42:14) Sleep, stress mitigation, and healthy social engagements 
  • (44:44) How to approach a Hashimoto diagnosis 
  • (46:56) How to lessen thyroid disorder symptoms once medicated
  • (49:53) Whole foods defined 
  • (53:18) Normal TSH, Slightly free T4 
  • (57:00) Biotin and supplements 
  • (58:38) Is there a connection between T1D, thyroid disorder, and blood sugar?

What to do now: 

  1. Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.
  2. Sign up for our upcoming Masterclass: The Blueprint to Your Best A1C Yet
  3. Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. 
  4. Find Dr. Sobel on Instagram HERE 
  5. Listen to Dr. Sobel on Episode 24.

Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 

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