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- Abnormal Weight Gain
- Abnormal Weight Loss
- Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
- Conn's Syndrome
- Cushing's Syndrome
- Diabetes Complications
- Electrolyte Imbalance
- G6PD Deficiency
- High Blood Sugar (Non-Diabetic)
- High Cholesterol
- High Triglycerides
- High-Calorie and High-Protein Diet
- Insulin Resistance
- Iron Toxicity
- Klinefelter Syndrome
- Low Blood Sugar (Non-Diabetic)
- Low HDL Cholesterol
- Low Testosterone
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Obesity and Overweight
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Precocious Puberty
- Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency
- Sheehan's Syndrome
- Short Stature
- Thyroid Disease
- Turner Syndrome
- Vitamin B12 Deficiency
- Vitamin D Deficiency
Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Conditions
Has info on hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid tests. Also has links to info on PMS and polycystic ovary syndrome.
What is unplanned weight loss? Unplanned weight loss means losing weight without trying to. It may be caused by a medical problem, so be sure to see your doctor if you are losing weight without trying. If you are losing weight because you're exercising more or eating less, it is considered normal weight...
Cardiac cachexia is unintentional severe weight loss caused by heart disease. The weight loss might be life-threatening. It can happen to people who have severe heart failure. Even with a very good appetite and high calorie intake, some people lose muscle mass. Cardiac cachexia can require supplemental nutrition...
Gives info on heart problem that leads to heart failure. Includes symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment with medicines, lifestyle changes, and surgery. Also info on causes like amyloidosis, hemochromatosis, and sarcoidosis. Includes info on tests.
What is Cushing's syndrome? Cushing's syndrome is a rare problem that happens when you have too much of the hormone cortisol in your body. Cortisol is especially important in controlling blood pressure and metabolism. But it affects almost every area of your body. Normally, your body keeps the level of cortisol in...
Learn how to build a healthy meal using the plate method to help manage your diabetes.
Education on type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Includes info on juvenile diabetes and prediabetes. Discusses symptoms and treatment. Also looks at how to manage blood sugar levels, diet, and medicines, including insulin.
Learn how to find solutions to a problem related to how you manage diabetes.
Learn what carbohydrates are and how to count them to help manage your diabetes.
Learn how to give an injection under the skin.
Learn how testing helps you make the connection between blood sugar levels and daily activities.
Learn how to make an action plan to help manage diabetes.
Travel can make it hard to keep your blood sugar within your target range because of changes in time zones, meal schedules, and types of foods available. Whenever you need to see a doctor away from home, let him or her know you have diabetes. And...
In general, people with diabetes either have a total lack of insulin (type 1 diabetes) or they have too little insulin or cannot use insulin effectively (type 2 diabetes). Type 1 diabetes (formerly called juvenile-onset or insulin-dependent diabetes), accounts for 5 to 10 out of 100 people who have diabetes. In type 1...
The dawn phenomenon and the Somogyi effect cause high blood sugar levels, especially in the morning before breakfast, in people who have diabetes. Dawn phenomenon The dawn phenomenon is a normal rise in blood sugar as a person's body prepares to wake up. In the early morning hours, hormones (growth hormone...