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Diabetes & Endocrinology Conditions Treated

The following conditions are some of the most common treated by specialists in diabetes and endocrine disorders. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (708) 660-INFO (4636) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • Type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes: Occurs when glucose rises to abnormally high levels in the blood, which can damage organs.
  • Gestational diabetes: Elevated blood glucose during pregnancy is harmful to the baby and requires careful management.
  • Diabetes and pregnancy: Women with diabetes who plan to get pregnant must work on maintaining blood glucose levels at goal prior to and during pregnancy.
  • Hypogonadism: Occurs when the body's sex glands don’t produce enough hormones.
  • Low testosterone: Can cause a variety of symptoms in men, including loss of sexual function and decreased muscle mass.
  • Obesity: Excess weight can be related to endocrine diseases, including hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome, and is a risk factor for prediabetes and diabetes.
  • Osteoporosis: Deterioration of bone tissue reduces bone strength, making bones fragile and at risk for fractures.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome: Overproduction of testosterone in women, affecting menstruation and causing other issues such as acne, abnormal hair growth and hair loss.
  • Prediabetes: Blood glucose levels higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.
  • Thyroid disorders: Too much or too little thyroid hormone can cause a range of symptoms.
  • Thyroid nodules (tumors): These are common and can be benign or cancerous.
  • Tumors of the pituitary, adrenal glands: Tumors in these glands require the care of an endocrine specialist.