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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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    Dyersburg Diabetes Clinic
    315 E Tickle St, Dyersburg, TN 38024
    (731) 285-1933
    Rauf Baba, MD
    315 E Tickle St Ste B, Dyersburg, TN 38024
    (731) 285-1933
    Jackson Endocrine Diab
    2782 N Highland Ave, Jackson, TN 38305
    (731) 421-8908
    AM Diabetes
    2996 Kate Bond Rd, Memphis, TN 38133
    (901) 384-0065
    Endocrinology Clinic PC
    4913 Raleigh Common Dr, Memphis, TN 38128
    (901) 386-7870
    Bartlett Medical Clinic
    2784 Bartlett Blvd, Memphis, TN 38134
    (901) 382-9998
    Endocrine & Diabetes Clinic
    6630 Summer Knoll Cir, Memphis, TN 38134
    (901) 266-1080
    Family Care Pharmacy
    98 Highway 63b Ste A, Marked Tree, AR 72365
    (870) 358-2484
    Endocrinology Associates
    6027 Walnut Grove Rd Ste 307, Memphis, TN 38120
    (901) 681-0346
    Nea Baptist Clinic
    311 E Matthews Ave, Jonesboro, AR 72401
    (870) 935-4150
    Soo's Drugs & Compounding Center
    2905 E Nettleton Ave, Jonesboro, AR 72401
    (870) 932-6930
    Ut Medical Group Inc
    7945 Wolf River Blvd Ste 280, Germantown, TN 38138
    (901) 866-8520
    Lifedoc Diabetes & Obesity Clinic
    1068 Cresthaven Rd Ste 300, Memphis, TN 38119
    (901) 683-0024
    The Endocrine Clinic PC
    5659 S Rex Rd, Memphis, TN 38119
    (901) 763-3636
    Ut Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists Inc
    777 Washington Ave Ste P005, Memphis, TN 38105
    (901) 287-5136

    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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