This form of diabetes develops during pregnancy. With it, the hormone insulin has problems helping the body turn blood glucose (commonly called blood sugar) into energy. In most cases, gestational diabetes can be controlled with no complications. It often goes away after pregnancy.

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Diabetes is a disease that affects the way the body uses glucose, also called sugar, to fuel the body’s cells. People with diabetes have too much glucose in their blood, and a poor mechanism for converting it to energy. Without proper management, diabetes can cause severe problems throughout the body.

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This chronic condition was once known as “juvenile diabetes.” With it, the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone the body needs to convert blood glucose (also called blood sugar) into energy. Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, but it is most commonly diagnosed in children and adolescents. It can result in life-threatening complications.

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This disease is the most common form of diabetes. With it, the hormone insulin has problems turning blood glucose (commonly called blood sugar) into energy. If untreated, type 2 diabetes can lead to many serious problems.

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Focuses on the endocrine system, which includes the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, testes and pancreas, which are glands that secrete hormones into the blood that perform a variety of functions

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Endocrinology is the area of medicine that deals with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions known as hormones. The major glands of the endocrine system include the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, pineal body, and reproductive organs (ovaries and testes). The pancreas is also a part of…


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