There are a number of different types of diabetes. While 90% of people have type 2 diabetes, 10% have type one or insulin-dependent diabetes. Diabetes can be difficult to manage, with a person with diabetes making an average of 30 decisions every day that can affect blood glucose levels. Diagnosing diabetes can also be complex. Dr Ana Pokrajac looks at the early signs of diabetes and talks about how we can diagnose the different types.
The thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that produces hormones to control your body’s growth and metabolism. Thyroiditis is inflammation of the thyroid gland. Mr James Kirkby-Bott talks about why the thyroid becomes inflamed and what can be done to treat the inflammation.
Diabetes is an all-too common condition and in most cases once you have it, you’ll have to manage it for the rest of your life. With a disease affected by sugar, diet is an important factor. But what are the best diets for diabetes? Endocrinologist Dr Rasha Mukhtar explains.
Addison’s disease can be a life-threatening condition, but it is often not diagnosed until weeks or even months after the first vague symptoms present themselves. We spoke to one of the UK’s top endocrinologists, Dr Mark Vanderpump, to find out what symptoms patients should be aware of.
Endocrinologist Dr Bobby Huda talks about how to achieve a successful pregnancy with gestational diabetes, the symptoms women might experience with gestational diabetes and the health risks that they may have to face throughout their pregnancy.
Which is better for managing blood sugar control with diabetes, insulin injections or the insulin pump? Endocrinologist Dr Rasha Mukhtar tells you everything you need to know about the insulin pump and if it’s right for you. Our article talks about who qualifies for an insulin pump, how it works and what it can be programmed to do.
A lipoma is a benign fatty lump. Lipomas can occur anywhere the body stores a layer of fatty tissue. Most are found beneath the skin and in front of the underlying layer of muscle, occasionally they can occur between muscles. It’s very rare for a lipoma to be cancerous. When they are cancerous, we call them sarcomas. Mr James Kirkby-Bott tells us a little bit about what causes lipomas and if we need to have them removed.
You might have heard of the phrase “diabetic foot” – but what does it actually mean? Why does diabetes affect the feet in particular? We spoke to Consultant Vascular Surgeon Mr S Tawqeer Rashid, a specialist in diabetic foot disease.
Premature menopause (before the age of 40) and early menopause (before the age of 45), whether spontaneous or induced has long-term health risks. We asked Professor Gordana Prelevic to tell us how women can reduce health risks associated with premature menopause with hormone replacement therapy or HRT.
Over half of the UK population is overweight, and by some estimates , two thirds of us are on a diet “most of the time”. Yet for something which is so important to our health and wellbeing, quality information and support for weight loss can be hard to find. The vast majority of us have only tried fad diets or advice found in a weekly magazine, without much success. So when does it make sense to visit a doctor for advice, and what can you expect from your appointment? We asked leading consultant in diabetes & endocrinology Dr Rasha Mukhtar: