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Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.
If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn't able to keep up and can't make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation).
Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease.
In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the sugars and starches you eat into a simple sugar called glucose, which it uses for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives.
An underactive thyroid - known as hypothyroidism - can have a number of symptoms. They include:
weight gain, difficulty losing weight
feeling run down and sluggish
difficulty concentrating, brain fog
dry, coarse and/or itchy skin
dry, coarse and/or thinning hair
loss of hair in the outer edge of eyebrows
feeling cold, especially in the extremities
muscle cramps, aches/pain
increased menstrual flow
more frequent periods
low blood pressure
bloating/puffiness in hands, feet, eye area, face
carpal tunnel syndrome / tarsal tunnel syndrome
foot and heel pain
These symptoms are only the tip of the iceberg. With hypothyroidism, there are a many symptoms and risk factors that should be looked at to evaluate whether or not you are hypothyroid.
With hyperthyroidism, your symptoms will usually reflect an increased metabolism, due to the excess thyroid hormone, and a speeding up of common body processes. Common symptoms include:
weight loss without dieting
increased appetite with no weight gain
high heart rate
high blood pressure
changes to hair and skin texture
diarrhea or loose bowels
lack of menstrual periods