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.

Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentAcromegaly
Addison's DiseaseAdrenal Fatigue
AdrenarcheAdvice for People with Diabetes when Unwell
Antithyroid MedicinesCongenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Cushing's SyndromeDiabetes and Alcohol
Diabetes and Emotional EatingDiabetes and High Blood Pressure
Diabetes and MotivationDiabetes and Sex
Diabetes Depression, Distress and 'Burnout'Diabetes 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 SteroidsOral Steroids - Cautions and contraindications
Oral Steroids - InteractionsOral Steroids - Side-effects
Oral Steroids - UsesOveractive Thyroid Gland (Hyperthyroidism)
Polycystic Ovary SyndromePre-diabetes (Impaired Glucose Tolerance)
Pregnancy and DiabetesPremature Ovarian Insufficiency
ProlactinomaProlactinoma - Complications and Prognosis
Prolactinoma - DiagnosisProlactinoma - Symptoms
Prolactinoma - TreatmentSynacthen Test
Tests for Blood Sugar (Glucose) and HbA1cThyroid Cancer
Thyroid Eye DiseaseThyroid Function Tests
Thyroid Scans and Uptake TestsType 1 Diabetes
Type 2 DiabetesType 2 Diabetes Diet for Healthy Eating