The endocrine system is a complex network of glands that produces hormones that control metabolism, growth, sleep, reproduction and other important bodily functions. A hiccup in the system can lead to conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis and disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.
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Symptoms for endocrine conditions are wide-ranging and can mimic other diseases. Our endocrinology team uses a variety of tests to determine the root of the problem so we can quickly begin to treat it with a plan customized for your condition, health and lifestyle.
Learn how we diagnose endocrine conditions.
Managing conditions such as diabetes can require making life changes. Our team brings together a wide range of skills to empower you to take care of yourself. Our endocrinologists, registered dietitians, Certified Diabetes Educators, exercise physiologists and other providers will teach you what to expect and give you the tools, confidence and skills you need to live the life you want.
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Diabetes is one of the most common endocrine conditions we treat. According to the CDC, it affects 29 million Americans. Eight million of these people don’t even know they have diabetes. This disease affects the entire body, and can cause damage to your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves and more.
Know your risk factors for developing diabetes and symptoms so we can diagnose it early and develop an individualized treatment plan.
Symptoms of diabetes
The following are classic “red flag” symptoms for diabetes:
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Extreme hunger
- Unexplained weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Slow-healing sores or frequent infections
- Itchy skin
Not every person will have every symptom. Some people may experience symptoms so mild they don’t even notice them.
Diabetes risk factors
How many of the following risk factors apply to you?
- I am carrying excess weight, especially around the belly
- I don’t get much exercise
- I have high blood pressure
- I have abnormal blood fats (high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol and/or high triglycerides)
- I am getting older
- I had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth
- I have a family history of diabetes
Talk to your doctor about your risk for developing diabetes and what you can do to lower that risk.