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 (Diabetes Mellitus)Diabetes and Alcohol
Diabetes and Emotional EatingDiabetes and High Blood Pressure
Diabetes and MotivationDiabetes and Sex
Diabetes Depression, Distress and 'Burnout'Diabetes Insipidus
Diabetes, Foot Care and Foot UlcersDiabetic Amyotrophy
Diabetic Kidney DiseaseDiabetic Neuropathy
Diabetic RetinopathyGoitre (Thyroid Swelling)
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 TestsType 1 Diabetes
Type 2 DiabetesUrine Ketones - Meanings and False Positives