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Endocrine System

The endocrine system uses hormones to control and coordinate your body's internal metabolism energy level, reproduction, growth and development and response to injury, stress and environmental factors.

Issues within the endocrine system can include diseases such as: diabetes, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, adrenal disorders, pituitary disorders and hormone imbalance. To learn more about endocrine system diseases, click here.


Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that means your body does not make enough insulin. Or it means that your body is not able to use the insulin it makes. Your body needs the hormone insulin to change blood sugar (glucose) into energy. Without insulin, too much glucose collects in your blood. Diabetes may also be a result of other conditions. These include genetic syndromes, chemicals, medicines, pancreatitis, infections and viruses.

Diabetes can be 1 of 3 types: type 1type 2 or gestational. All 3 are metabolic disorders that affect the way the body uses (metabolizes) food to make glucose. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body.

To learn more about diabetes, visit our Health Library or click here.


Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak, thinning bones. This leaves the bones at greater risk of breaking. The bones most often affected are the hips, spine and wrists.

To learn more about osteoporosis, visit our Health Library or click here.

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