Addison's disease is a rare condition in which the adrenal glands stop working. With careful management, the right medication and expert support, sufferers can live active lives. The London Clinic offers first-class care by leading endocrinologists to help you control your condition, optimise your health, and prevent an Addison's crisis.
In Type 1 diabetes the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin producing cells in the pancreas so the body doesn’t make any insulin. For Type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin (insulin resistance). Rarer types of diabetes include gestational diabetes in pregnancy.
Diabetic eye disease develops in people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes as a result of damage to the structures of the eye that result from high levels of glucose in the blood.
The complications associated with diabetes are well-known, and many of them are exacerbated by obesity. It is important that people with diabetes are aware of the likely complications so that early detection and treatment is possible.
Peripheral nerves make up the wiring that connects the brain to the distant parts of the body. These nerves are necessary for us to walk, talk, touch and breathe. Although the impact of peripheral nerve damage can be diverse and serious, treatment can help, and some peripheral nerve damage does heal.
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