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Diabetic Foot Care

People with diabetes need to take good care of their feet. High blood glucose levels from diabetes can lead to numbness in the feet and poor blood flow, which together can lead to serious foot problems. Diabetic foot care measures include examining and washing your feet in warm water every day, cutting your nails and wearing socks and shoes in a manner to avoid blisters. More...

Hemoglobin A1C

The A1C test reflects a person’s average blood glucose levels over the past 3 months. The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with diabetes who are meeting treatment goals and have stable blood glucose levels have the A1C levels tested twice a year. More...

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism affects 1 out of 20 people in the US and is more common in women. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone to meet the body’s needs, causing many of the body’s functions slow down. This results in a variety of symptoms that vary from person to person, but may include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, depression and altered menstrual cycle. See an endocrinologist for the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism. More...

Diabetes Medications - Oral

Oral medications are often prescribed for people with type 2 diabetes to control their blood sugar (glucose) levels. These "diabetes pills" are prescribed along with meal planning and physical activity. Several kinds of diabetes pills are available. Each works in a different way. Some diabetes medicines work well together and may be used in combination. Your endocrinologist will prescribe a medication based on several factors, including your response to past treatments. More...

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that increases the risk of developing fractures (broken bones). It is defined as a decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) and bone strength. Osteoporosis is the major cause of fractures in postmenopausal women and the elderly. Osteoporosis can progress slowly without any symptoms until a bone breaks or one or more vertebrae (bones in the spine) collapse. Ask your endocrinologist if you are a candidate for an osteoporosis medication to slow its progression or reduce the risk of developing fracture. More...

Diabetes - Type 1

Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. It occurs in people whose body does not make enough insulin, resulting in high blood sugar levels. The high blood sugar levels lead to serious medical problems. Those with type 1 diabetes should see an endocrinologist to develop a treatment plan that includes lifestyle changes, monitoring of blood sugar levels and medications, including insulin. More...

Glucose Meter

Glucose meters test and record how much sugar (called glucose) is in your blood. They help you track your blood sugar level at different times during the day and night. Meters can help you know how well your diabetes medicines are working. They can also help you learn how the food you eat and your physical activity can change your blood sugar level. More...