Diabetes, glands and hormones

Diabetes is a condition that causes a person’s blood glucose (sugar) level to become too high. Our Spire experts offer knowledge and tips on diabetes management and care, as well as insight on common endocrine disorders.

Diabetes and endocrinology articles

What to expect during menopause

Menopause is a natural part of ageing in women when periods stop and getting pregnant naturally is no longer possible.

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Ovarian cancer: eight early signs and who is at risk?

Around 7,400 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in the UK.

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Your hormones and your health: the effects of hormones and hormone imbalances

Hormones are chemical messengers that are released into your blood where they travel to various organs, glands or tissues.

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What is type 2 diabetes and how is it diagnosed?

Diabetes affects over four million people in the UK and nine out of every 10 with the condition have type 2 diabetes.

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How is obesity linked to diabetes?

The UK has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe.

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Signs and symptoms of an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)

An overactive thyroid, also known as hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis, affects between one in 200 to one in 50 people in the UK.

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What you need to know about common thyroid problems

Your thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits in front of your windpipe in your neck.

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Your hormones and endometriosis explained

Endometriosis is a common condition affecting one in 10 women in the UK.

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Hypothyroidism: underactive thyroid causes and symptoms explained

An underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism, affects around two in every 100 people in the UK.

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What causes neck lumps and when to see a doctor

Neck lumps can be worrying, however, it is important to note that most are not cancerous (benign).

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Understanding diabetes: types, causes, symptoms and treatments

Almost five million people in the UK live with diabetes.

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What is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and who is at risk?

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening condition that most often occurs in individuals with type 1 diabetes.

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