Diabetes and Endocrinology
Understanding Diabetes and Endocrinology: Diabetes and endocrinology focus on the complex world of hormones and their impact on various bodily functions. Endocrine disorders, such as diabetes, thyroid issues and hormonal imbalances can have significant effects on your overall health and well-being.
Diabetes Overview: Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body processes glucose, a sugar that serves as your primary source of energy. There are three main types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes, the body doesn't produce enough insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn't produce enough of it. Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy. Proper management of diabetes is crucial to prevent complications such as heart disease, nerve damage, and kidney issues.
Endocrinology: Endocrinology deals with hormones, which act as messengers in your body, regulating processes like metabolism, growth and reproduction. Hormonal imbalances can lead to a range of conditions, including thyroid disorders (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism), adrenal gland issues, and pituitary gland disorders.
Our Approach to Treatment: At One Ashford Hospital, we understand the unique challenges posed by diabetes and endocrine disorders. Our expert team of endocrinologists and healthcare professionals are committed to providing personalised, evidence-based care to help you manage your condition effectively.
Comprehensive Care: We offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic services to accurately assess your hormonal status. Our team will work closely with you to create a tailored treatment plan that may include lifestyle adjustments, medication management and advanced therapies.
Lifestyle Guidance: A cornerstone of diabetes and endocrinology management is adopting a healthy lifestyle. Our specialists will guide you on proper nutrition, regular exercise and stress management to help you maintain stable blood sugar levels and hormone balance.
Medication and Therapies: For those with diabetes or endocrine disorders, medications and therapies can play a crucial role in managing symptoms and preventing complications. Our experts will discuss medication options, potential side effects and the importance of adherence.
Meet the Team
How to Arrange a Consultation
To make an appointment to see an Endocrinologist, please contact the reservations team on 01233 428 307 or make an online enquiry.
Private Health Insurance
A number of patients do not realise that the cost of their treatment is covered by their private health insurance policy. If you yourself have private health insurance (through work or a policy you took out yourself), it is worth checking to see if you could be covered.
Paying for Your Own Treatment
Patients can self-refer by calling our Reservations Department on 01233 428 307 directly to book a consultation. Our competitive fixed price packages give clear transparent pricing to ensure patients feel confident that there will be no hidden bills.
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