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Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects the entire family in many ways. If you are living with diabetes or have a loved one with the disease, family support is very important when it comes to managing diabetes and preventing serious health problems. It’s also important to know that if you have a family history of diabetes – such as a mother, father, brother, or sister – you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The NDEP offers resources to help you make healthy lifestyle changes as a family as well as resources that can be used in community settings that are a part of the extended family, such as schools, businesses, and the health care community, among others. Check out these National Diabetes Education Program resources and help your family and community stay healthy.
The thyroid is a gland responsible for production of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones are essential to regulate metabolism and other key body functions Signs and symptoms of thyroid disease may occur if thyroid hormone levels are not in the normal range. In addition to altered function, thyroid structural abnormalities may occur, ranging from benign (non cancerous) to malignant (cancer). Depending on the underlying problem, blood tests, imaging, and biopsy may be used to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on the particular thyroid disease that is present. Visit the American Thyroid Association website for details about thyroid disease and tell your R&B doctor or nurse about any symptoms you may be concerned about.
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