A1C test review for nurses and nursing students

A1c testing

A1C test review for nurses and nursing students An A1C test is a blood test that is used to diagnose both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This exam is also been referred to as a hemoglobin A1C, HbA1c, glycosylated hemoglobin, and glycated hemoglobin. The A1c results show what your average blood sugar level was for the last 8-12 weeks. […]

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Definition Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy (gestation). Like other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects how your cells use sugar (glucose). Gestational diabetes causes high blood sugar that can affect your pregnancy and your baby’s health. Any pregnancy complication is concerning, but there’s good news. Expectant moms can help control gestational diabetes by eating healthy foods, exercising and, […]

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Quick Facts – Diabetes

Here are some quick study facts about Diabetes:   Diabetes: Diabetes mellitus is a chronic multisystem disorder of glucose metabolism related to absent or insufficient insulin supplies, impaired utilization of insulin, or both.   Current theories link diabetes to genetic, autoimmune and environmental factors.   Type 1 diabetes mellitus most often occurs in people who are under 30 years or […]

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Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism can be defined as the condition where the overactive thyroid gland produces an excessive amount of thyroid hormones [tetraiodothyronine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3)] which circulate in the bloodstream. The T3 and T4 hormones play an important role in the body’s metabolism and a high level of these hormones will cause symptoms associated with high metabolism. However […]

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What do you know about Hashimoto disease?

What do you know about Hashimoto disease?   Hashimoto disease is diagnosed when your immune system starts attacking your thyroid that is small gland exactly at base of Adam’s apple in males and in females it is at the center of their throat. It is part of endocrine system that is responsible for producing hormones that are required for maintaining […]

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Managing your Thyroid

MANAGING YOUR THYROID By EndocrineInfo.com Thyroid gland is one of the many glands that form our endocrine system. The hormones that are released from the thyroid gland have a very vital role to play in a body’s metabolism. The hormone that is secreted from the thyroid gland is called thyroxin. This hormone is stays in an inactive state till it […]

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Cushing’s Syndrome – Pathophysiology

Cushing’s Syndrome Endrocrineinfo.com Cushing syndrome occurs when your body is exposed to elevated degrees of the hormone cortisol for quite a long time. The most usual cause of Cushing syndrome, occasionally called hypercortisolism, is the use of oral corticosteroid medication. The status may also happen when your body makes an excessive amount of cortisol. Too much cortisol can produce a […]

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The Pituitary Gland

The Pituitary Gland For nursing students the endocrine system can be difficult to learn.  We will attempt to guide you through the very basics and hopefully this will help develop a grasp of the endocrine system.  Today we will start with the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is also referred to as the master gland. Due to the fact that […]

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