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Endocrinology Definitions

If you are having health problems related to your glands or metabolism, your primary care doctor may want to send you to see an endocrinologist for proper diagnosis. An endocrinologist specializes in disorders of the metabolism and glands and can give give proper treatment for diabetes and other disorders. If you are unfamiliar with the practice of endocrinology, you may want to read up on some of these key terms before your appointment.

  • Endocrinology - A branch of medicine dealing with hormonal diseases and gland disorders. Physicians who specialize in this field may have a private practice or work in a hospital.
  • Type 2 Diabetes - Adult onset diabetes caused by having extremely high levels of glucose in the blood. People with type 2 diabetes are not insulin dependent.
  • Thyroid - A gland in the neck which helps to control a person's metabolism.
  • Mellitus - A term used to refer to metabolic illnesses such as diabetes type 1 and type 2.
  • Pediatric Physician - A doctor who primarily treats disorders in babies and children.
  • Hyperglycemia - The medical term for when a person has a high blood sugar.
  • Surgeon - A doctor who works in a hospital or clinic and specializes in performing a certain type of surgery or procedure. Sometimes older individuals with diabetes may need foot surgery.
  • Complication - A side effect that impacts a person's health as the result of a surgery.
  • Eye - An organ humans use to see out of. Some diabetic patients have problems with their eyesight.
  • Symptom - An indication or sign that something else may be wrong. When a person experiences odd health symptoms, a doctor will perform an exam.
    Endocrine Fellows Foundation
    Endocrinology and diabetes doctors can treat and diagnose type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and type 3 diabetes.  Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions from our association.
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    Endocrine Technologies
    35325 Fircrest Street, Newark, CA 94560
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    (510) 745-0844
    Bay Area Diabetes and Wellness Center
    405 14th St Ste 811, Oakland, CA 94612
    (510) 922-8208
    Abbott Diabetes Care Inc
    1360 S Loop Rd, Alameda, CA 94502
    (510) 749-5400
    Diabetes Hands Foundation
    1962 University Ave Ste 1, Berkeley, CA 94704
    (510) 898-1301
    Ucsf Diabetes Teaching Center
    400 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143
    (415) 476-6880
    St Lukes Hospital
    3555 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415) 641-2140
    Becker Nathan MD Inc
    350 Parnassus Ave Ste 707, San Francisco, CA 94117
    (415) 681-7707
    Golden State Endocrinology
    2250 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94117
    (415) 668-6767
    Bay Area Diabetes Supply Center
    4827 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118
    (415) 664-1100
    John Linfoot DR
    978 2nd St, Lafayette, CA 94549
    (925) 962-6988
    Tri -Valley Endocrinology
    2305 Camino Ramon Ste 270, San Ramon, CA 94583
    (925) 866-8700
    Diabetes Technology Society
    1157 Chess Dr Ste 100, San Mateo, CA 94404
    (650) 357-7140
    Chiropractic & Functional Endocrinology Center
    2410 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583
    (925) 838-8055
    John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek
    175 La Casa Via, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    (925) 952-2944
    Contra Costa Endocrine Associates
    2255 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    (925) 937-0771

    Endocrinology is a sector of the study of biology. With the rising obesity levels in our society over the last decades, the treatment and prevention of diabetes are a major part of health care. Endocrinologists are physicians who study and treat the endocrine system. They may work as part of a private practice or on a team at a medical center. These doctors are working to treat diabetes as well as many other disorders such as those of the thyroid. Issues related to metabolism are also relevant. Diabetic mellitus are varied and are not always initially noticeable by the patient. Often, a person will come to a clinic or general doctor complaining of certain issues. A blood glucose test can determine if the individual is a diabetic. If Blood Sugar levels are too high to treat with diet alone a person may have to take insulin on a regular basis. Type 2 diabetes is the most serious condition and presents many challenges for the sufferer. They may experience complications from the disease with a foot or eye as they age. A surgeon may be consulted for an exam if toes or feet have severe damage. Those with hyperglycemia have problems with levels dropping too low. They suffer from their own set of symptoms and must carefully monitor their food intake. If a child is receives a diagnosis from a doctor they may be referred to a pediatric endocrinologist. Medicine is sometimes available in pill form. Other times, it has to be administered by injection. Endocrinology continues to advance through the efforts of researchers and physicians. Better practices are sought to help individuals who suffer from problems related to metabolism, blood sugar, and other issues of the endocrine system.
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