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Using a growth factor produced naturally by the human body – and used in spinal-fusion surgeries – scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have coaxed “leftover” cells from the pancreas to morph into insulin-producing islet cells.

People younger than 75 with subclinical hypothyroidism are at “significant risk” of cognitive impairment and even dementia, according to a new review of studies published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

The National Cancer Institute indicates that thyroid cancer is the most common type of endocrine-related cancer and estimates 64,330 new cases in 2016. Thyroid cancer represents approximately 3.8% of all new cancer cases.

Patient Guides

Diabetes Guide for Older People
The risk for diabetes increases with age, making diabetes common in older adults. In fact, approximately 25% of adults over the age of 60 years have diabetes. Learn how you can live better.
Patient Guide to Diabetic Neuropathy
Several types of neuropathy (nerve damage) are caused by diabetes. Learn about these diabetic neuropathies: peripheral, autonomic, proximal, and focal neuropathies. Explains what nerves are affected in each type of diabetic neuropathy.
Patient Guide to Treating High Cholesterol and Diabetes
Diabetic hyperlipidemia sounds a bit intimidating, doesn’t it? As we always do here on EndocrineWeb, we’re going to break down that concept for you, and that’s why we’ve put together this Patient Guide to Treating High Cholesterol and Diabetes.
Patient Guide to Insulin
The purpose of the Patient Guide to Insulin is to educate patients, parents, and caregivers about insulin treatment of diabetes. By reviewing this information, you’re taking an important step to learn about diabetes and how insulin controls the disease to help you live a healthier life.
Patient Guide to Osteoporosis Prevention
If you are like many people, you may think that osteoporosis—a condition marked by low bone mineral density, which leads to lowered bone strength and a heightened risk of fractures—is something you will not have to worry about until later in life.
Patient Guide to Easy Diabetic Recipes
Need some new ideas for what to eat? We've put together 5 delicious—and diabetes-friendly—recipes. Breakfast, lunch, dinner—even an afternoon snack and a yummy dessert. This Patients' Guide will help you eat well all day long with our easy diabetic recipes.
Thyroid Cancer Guide
A neck lump or nodule is the most common symptom of thyroid cancer. You may feel a lump, notice one side of your neck appears to be different, or your doctor may find it during a routine examination. If the tumor is large, it may cause neck or facial pain, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, cough unrelated to a cold, hoarseness or voice change.
Patient Guide to Managing Your Child's Type 1 Diabetes
This Patient Guide is designed especially for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Here, you'll learn about some of the most important aspects of managing your child's condition.