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Addisons Disease

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Cushing's Syndrome

Cushing’s [KOO-shings] syndrome is a rare hormone disorder caused by long-term exposure to too much cortisol [KOR-tuh-sawl]. Cortisol is a hormone made in your body.

Gestational Diabetes

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High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood against the inside walls of your arteries. If your arteries become narrow or hardened, the pressure of the blood inside goes up, causing high blood pressure (hypertension).



Hyperglycemia, or high blood glucose, can be a dangerous problem for individuals with diabetes.


Hyperthyroidism is when your thyroid gland is too active and makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs. The condition causes the body’s metabolism to increase, which may cause your heart to beat fast, make you lose weight quickly, and other health problems.


Hypoglycemia is the medical term for low blood glucose. It can be dangerous for people with diabetes.


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Metabolic Disorders

A metabolic disorder is when something is wrong with the body's metabolism — the ability to turn food into energy and get rid of waste.
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Pituitary Disorders

Pituitary [pi-TOO-ih-ter-ee] disorders occur when this small organ at the base of the brain malfunctions. While this gland can be affected by injury, most pituitary disorders are caused by pituitary tumors.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type I diabetes, or juvenile diabetes, occurs when your body’s immune system — which fights infection — attacks your own pancreas. When the pancreas cells that produce insulin are destroyed, your body can’t make insulin any more (insulin is a hormone that allows the glucose to enter the body’s cells).

Type 2 Diabetes

Most people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which means your body has trouble producing or using the hormone insulin. About 90 to 95 percent of all people with diabetes have type 2.