Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes type 1 is also referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes. With type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. It happens most often in children and young adults but can appear at any age. Review symptoms of and treatments for type 1 diabetes on the MedlinePlus website.
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Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose levels are too high. Type 2 diabetes is more common and results from your body not making or using insulin well. See more at the National Library of Medicine on prevention and screening, videos and tools, and disease management suggestions.
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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Gestational diabetes happens for the first time when a woman is pregnant and goes away after the birth of the baby. It does, however, increase the risk of developing diabetes later in life. Visit MedlinePlus for a guide to diabetes and pregnancy.
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Depression
Depression is a brain disorder with a variety of causes and various symptoms. While it affects different people in different ways, depression persists and interferes with everyday life. Visit the National Library of Medicine for a comprehensive guide on depression.
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Hyperlipidemia
High levels of cholesterol increase your risk of heart disease. It is difficult to detect through signs or symptoms, but a simple blood test can detect high blood cholesterol. This comprehensive National Library of Medicine resource provides overviews, guides on getting tested, and treatment information.
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Thyroid Diseases
The thyroid, a gland located above the collarbone, controls the rate of activities in your body. MedlinePlus explains the differences between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and provides information for both conditions.
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Hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism is a disorder that occurs when the thyroid gland produces more thyroid hormone than required by the body. Visit the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) website for comprehensive information on hyperthyroidism.
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Hypertension
Hypertension is also referred to as benign essential hypertension, essential hypertension or high blood pressure. Blood pressure refers to the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. High blood pressure is indicated by a reading of 140/90. While it usually has no symptoms, it often causes serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure.
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Thyroid Nodules

“A thyroid nodule is a growth of thyroid tissue or a fluid-filled cyst that forms a lump in the thyroid gland. Nodules are very common. Chances of developing nodules increase as you get older. You may not be aware that you have a thyroid nodule, but you may notice it if it starts to grow, especially if it’s visible.”
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Goiter
When a thyroid gland grows larger than normal, it is referred to as goiter. Goiters are usually painless, but larger ones can cause coughing or make it difficult to swallow or breathe. While the most common cause of goiter is a lack of iodine in the diet, the Mayo Clinic provides more information on causes and treatments at their website.
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JDRF Programs
JDRF is a global organization with the strategic plan to progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes from people’s lives until it is no longer a threat. They provide information on local chapters, tips and information for those with type 1 diabetes, along with research and grant information.
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Indian Health System Diabetes Programs
The Division of Diabetes promotes collaborative strategies for the prevention of diabetes and its complications through an extensive network that includes the Division’s national program office, Model Diabetes Programs and Special Diabetes Program for Indians grantees.
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National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
NDEP is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and numerous other public and private organizations. Established in 1997, it pulls collaboration amongst these various entities to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes. Visit their website for background information on the program, resources, and publications.
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