Diabetes resources that help you take control

Posted on January 13, 2017 by in Education

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. With type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune

Current and past treatments for hypothyroidism

Posted on December 14, 2016 by in Education

The goal of treating hypothyroidism is to replace the deficient thyroid hormone. This is done with oral medication, using the synthetic thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4) or levothyroxine. This treatment is proven to be safe and effective with more consistent results. Most people notice an improvement in their symptoms within two weeks of starting treatment, however,

What are the causes and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Posted on December 14, 2016 by in Education

What are the causes of hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism results from a variety of causes, and finding the cause determines the treatment. Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to make antibodies that attack the thyroid and produces chronic inflammation of the thyroid, which decreases the gland’s ability to produce thyroid hormone. This is