Kamiah A. Walker

Medical Writer
Glen Ellyn, IL

About Kamiah A. Walker

Kamiah gets a kick out of grammar and proofreading, and she enjoys the challenge of taking a complex idea—like thryoid hormone replacement therapy—and making it understandable to people who don't have an MD after their name.

She's a published author of travel stories, poetry, and various essays, in addition to being an avid runner and reader.

Articles Written by Kamiah A. Walker

Acromegaly Surgery
Learn about the different procedures, risks, and goals for acromegaly surgery.
Type 1 Diabetes FAQ
Get quick answers to the most common questions about type 1 diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms
The symptoms of type 2 diabetes (also called type 2 diabetes mellitus) develop gradually because it takes time for your body to develop insulin resistance. Learn more about symptoms in this article.
Type 2 Diabetes Facts and Tips
This list of facts and tips about type 2 diabetes provides a quick resource for you as you learn about and live with diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin
If your type 2 diabetes symptoms can't be controlled with diet, exercise, and oral medications, you may wish to use insulin. Learn more about your options.
Type 2 Diabetes Overview
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is the most common form of diabetes. It develops when your body becomes insulin resistant; you have insulin (maybe even too much of it), but your body isn’t able to use it properly. Basic overview article.
Hyperthyroidism Complications
Uncontrolled hyperthyroidism can lead to serious complications, especially for your heart. If you don’t treat hyperthyroidism, you run the risk of developing heart arrhythmia and other cardiovascular problems. You may also develop osteoporosis.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer Forms
Medullary thyroid cancer (also called medullary thyroid carcinoma) has 4 forms: sporadic, MEN 2A-associated, MEN 2B-associated, and familial. Medullary thyroid is one of the least common thyroid cancers. Learn the differences in medullary thyroid cancer forms.
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms
Thyroid cancer may not cause any symptoms at all, but there are possible thyroid cancer symptoms: neck pain, difficulty swallowing, a lump on the neck. Read more about thyroid cancer symptoms.
Radioactive Iodine for Thyroid Cancer
After a thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer or follicular thyroid cancer, you will have radioactive iodine therapy to eliminate any remaining thyroid cells. Review the basics of this thyroid cancer treatment.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer Treatments
Medullary thyroid cancer is treated by a total thyroidectomy (removing the entire thyroid gland). You may also need to have some lymph nodes removed. Other medullary thyroid cancer treatments are discussed to help you make informed treatment decisions.
Gestational Diabetes
During pregnancy, some women have high blood glucose levels; they have gestational diabetes. Learn if you’re at risk, how it can affect your baby, and how this type of diabetes is treated.
Introduction: Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
People with type 2 diabetes may need to take medications to help control their blood glucose level. There are many options, and this article explains the basics of what’s available, including the newest medications.
Low Testosterone Diagnosis
To diagnose low testosterone (male hypogonadism), the doctor will talk to you about your symptoms, medical history, and family medical history. There will also be tests, such as a blood test to check testosterone levels.
Type 2 Diabetes Complications
With type 2 diabetes, you must control your blood glucose level if you want to avoid short- and long-term complications. Hypoglycemia, eye problems (retinopathy), nerve problems (neuropathy), kidney disease, and heart disease can all be prevented.

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