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Endocrine diseases

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The endocrine system includes the major glands, like the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and adrenal glands.

Endocrine diseases can interfere with these organs, or the effect of the hormones they produce, to cause illness. Diabetes is a common endocrine disease. Follow the links below to find trusted information about endocrine diseases.

Last reviewed: February 2014

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Thyroid Cancers - Information, Treatment & Support - CanTeen

Thyroid cancers affect the gland in the body that is responsible for the hormones that keep us active. Learn more about causes and treatments with CanTeen.

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Pancreatic Cancer - Information, Treatment & Support - CanTeen

Pancreatic cancer is an uncommon condition that usually affects older people. Learn more about causes, diagnosis and treatments with CanTeen.

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LiveLighter - Type 2 Diabetes

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Education programmes for people with diabetic kidney disease | Cochrane

Adherence to complex regimens is often poor in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (DKD). Interventions to enhance adherence require both intensive education and behavioural counselling. This review looked for randomised trials (RCTs) comparing education programmes with other strategies in patients with DKD. Only two studies involving patients with DKD were identified. Although education programmes seemed to have some beneficial effects on improvement of patients' knowledge of diabetes, self-efficacy, belief changes and self-management behavioural changes, the small (207) numbers of patients enrolled in the two identified studies and their low methodological quality resulted in cautious assessment. Larger, high-quality RCTs are needed.

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sick days & type 2 diabetes

Everyday illness or infections will nearly always cause a rise in blood glucose levels whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Therefore, at the earliest sign of any form of illness such as a cold or virus, it is important for you to take action.

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sick days & type 1 diabetes

Everyday illnesses or infection will nearly always cause a rise in blood glucose levels when you have type 1 diabetes. Therefore, at the earliest sign of any form of illness such as a cold or virus, it is important to follow your personalised sick day management plan. Be prepared before you get sick! It is essential to discuss and prepare a sick day management plan with your diabetes team.

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Diabetes

Information on diabetes, Australia's fastest growing chronic disease.

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Hyperparathyroidism and osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile, leading to a higher risk of breaks or fractures. A minor bump or fall can be enough to cause a break in someone with osteoporosis. People with hyperparathyroidism are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis. This fact-sheet explains how hyperparathyroidism can affect your bones, how to find out if you are at risk of osteoporosis, and what you can do to help protect your bone health.

Read more on Osteoporosis Australia website

Diabetes and osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile, leading to a higher risk of breaks or fractures. A minor bump or fall can be enough to cause a break in someone with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is more common in people with diabetes than in the general population. This fact-sheet explains how diabetes can affect your bones, how to find out if you are at risk of osteoporosis, and what you can do to help protect your bone health.

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Thyroid disease and osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile, leading to a higher risk of breaks or fractures. A minor bump or fall can be enough to cause a break in someone with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is more common in people with thyroid conditio ns than in the general population. This factsheet explains how thyroid disease can affect your bones, how to find out if you are at risk of osteoporosis, and what you can do to help protect your bone health

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