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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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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 t ...

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 y ...

Low Carb Diet Better for Diabetes Management
Low Carb Diet Better for Diabetes Management

In a head-to-head comparison between a low carb/high fat diet and a high carb/ low fat diet, the low carb diet proved superior for managing diabetes, reducing s ...

5 Common Myths About Type 2 Diabetes
5 Common Myths About Type 2 Diabetes

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

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 Afric ...

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 discovere ...

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 D ...