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Endocrinology

Learn how Duke endocrinologists and other specialists use advanced methods to treat endocrine disorders and read stories about the people who have benefited from them.

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Diabetes in South Asian People: What You Need to Know
Diabetes in South Asian People: What You Need to Know

If you or your relatives are from India or another South Asian country, you’re at greater risk for diabetes than people from other ethnic backgrounds. In fact, ...

5 Common Myths About Type 2 Diabetes: Know the Facts
5 Common Myths About Type 2 Diabetes: Know the Facts

An estimated 30 million people in the U.S. have type 2 diabetes, but according to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one-quarter of those people don’t kno ...

When Diabetic Neuropathy Made Him Miserable, A Spinal Cord Stimulator Got Him Back on His Feet
When Diabetic Neuropathy Made Him Miserable, A Spinal Cord Stimulator Got Him Back on His Feet

For Army veteran Kerry May, staying active has always been an important part of managing his diabetes. But worsening diabetic neuropathy -- nerve damage caused ...

8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Thyroid Surgery
8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Thyroid Surgery

Your doctor may recommend surgery to remove part or all of your thyroid gland if it’s overactive, has grown very large, or has nodules, cysts or other growths ...

A Second Opinion at Duke Gives Woman with Pancreatic Cancer a Second Chance
A Second Opinion at Duke Gives Woman with Pancreatic Cancer a Second Chance

After a lengthy surgery failed to remove a cancerous mass from her pancreas, Sharlene Mitchell’s doctors told her nothing more could be done. Mitchell, however ...

Small, Frequent Meals are Better for Your Metabolism
Small, Frequent Meals are Better for Your Metabolism

Big feasts and too many treats don’t just pack on extra pounds. Duke research finds that overeating can also change your metabolism – meaning how the cells in ...

New Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes
New Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Two surprising risk factors - diminished lung function and low serum potassium levels - appear to have nearly the same effect as obesity in explaining why Afri ...

New Approach to Endocrine Surgery
New Approach to Endocrine Surgery

After experiencing an array of symptoms that ranged from pain to hot flashes and a racing heartbeat, Hedwig Bischoff sought help at Duke where doctors discover ...

A Second Chance After Kidney Failure
A Second Chance After Kidney Failure

Beverly Graham endured years of dialysis for her kidney disease before undergoing a kidney transplant. She is grateful for the second chance her donor and her ...