Health Information by category Diabetes / Hormone

Hormones are chemical messengers that travel around the body and control many different functions such as breaking down food to make energy and regulating periods. Sometimes hormones can go wrong and problems arise.  For example when insulin (a hormone controlling the gut using carbohydrate to produce energy efficiently) is not produced, or stops working well, the patient develops diabetes. This is the most common serious problem related to hormones. There are many others though and their symptoms tend to be quite non-specific. This section also includes information on the thyroid gland (“Why am I always cold and tired?”) and polycycstic ovary syndrome (“Why haven’t I had a period for 3 months?”) as well as conditions such as Cushing’s syndrome and Addison’s disease. You can read all about the symptoms and check the treatments in our doctor-authored leaflets.

AcromegalyAddison's Disease
Adrenal FatigueAdrenarche
Advice for People with Diabetes when UnwellAntithyroid Medicines
Congenital Adrenal HyperplasiaCushing's Syndrome
Diabetes and AlcoholDiabetes and Emotional Eating
Diabetes and High Blood PressureDiabetes and Motivation
Diabetes and SexDiabetes Depression, Distress and 'Burnout'
Diabetes Healthy Eating SheetDiabetes Insipidus
Diabetes MellitusDiabetes, Foot Care and Foot Ulcers
Diabetic AmyotrophyDiabetic Kidney Disease
Diabetic NeuropathyDiabetic Retinopathy
Glucose Tolerance TestGoitre (Thyroid Swelling)
HyperparathyroidismHypoparathyroidism
HypothyroidismInsulins
Iodine DeficiencyKlinefelter's Syndrome
Menopause - Alternatives to HRTMenopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Oral SteroidsOveractive Thyroid Gland (Hyperthyroidism)
Polycystic Ovary SyndromePre-diabetes (Impaired Glucose Tolerance)
Pregnancy and DiabetesPremature Ovarian Insufficiency
ProlactinomaSynacthen Test
Tests for Blood Sugar (Glucose) and HbA1cThyroid Cancer
Thyroid Eye DiseaseThyroid Function Tests
Thyroid Scans and Uptake TestsTreatments for Type 2 Diabetes
Type 1 DiabetesType 2 Diabetes