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 InsipidusDiabetes Mellitus
Diabetes, Foot Care and Foot UlcersDiabetic Amyotrophy
Diabetic Kidney DiseaseDiabetic Neuropathy
Diabetic RetinopathyGlucose Tolerance Test
Goitre (Thyroid Swelling)Hyperparathyroidism
HypoparathyroidismHypothyroidism
InsulinsIodine Deficiency
Klinefelter's SyndromeMenopause - Alternatives to HRT
Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)Oral Steroids
Oral Steroids - Cautions and contraindicationsOral Steroids - Interactions
Oral Steroids - Side-effectsOral Steroids - Uses
Overactive Thyroid Gland (Hyperthyroidism)Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Pre-diabetes (Impaired Glucose Tolerance)Pregnancy and Diabetes
Premature Ovarian InsufficiencyProlactinoma
Prolactinoma - Complications and PrognosisProlactinoma - Diagnosis
Prolactinoma - SymptomsProlactinoma - Treatment
Synacthen TestTests for Blood Sugar (Glucose) and HbA1c
Thyroid CancerThyroid Eye Disease
Thyroid Function TestsThyroid Scans and Uptake Tests
Type 1 DiabetesType 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes DietType 2 Diabetes Treatment
Urine Ketones - Meanings and False Positives