Category Archives: Endocrinology

Learn to manage the stress of diabetes

Diabetes distress is a term used to describe the unique emotional issues directly related to the burdens and concerns of living with a chronic disease such as diabetes. Persons living with diabetes do not get a vacation from diabetes. Monitoring blood glucose, taking medications, timing medications to food intake, counting carbohydrates, making time for exercise […]

Gallstones Can Be a Pain in the Back

Gallstones form when bile stored in the gallbladder hardens into stone-like material. Too much cholesterol, bile salts, or bilirubin (bile pigment) can cause gallstones. What are the symptoms of gallstones? At first, most gallstones do not cause symptoms. However, when gallstones become larger, or when they begin obstructing bile ducts, symptoms or “attacks” begin to […]