Patient Resources

Patient Resources

A-Z Index Information about Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
Professional medical organization of physicians with special education, training, and interest in the practice of clinical endocrinology.
www.aace.com

UpToDate® Medical Resource
http://www.uptodate.com/patients/index.html

The Hormone Foundation
Resource for the prevention, treatment and cure of hormone-related conditions
http://www.hormone.org/Endo101/index.cfm


General Diabetes Information

American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org/

EmPower®
www.empoweryourhealth.org

National Diabetes Education Program
http://www.ndep.nih.gov/

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/

Center for Disease Control
Diabetes information, fact sheets, statistics, publications
http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/

Myths About Diabetes - from the American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org/


Diabetes and Kidney Disease

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases
Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)

http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/a-z.asp


Food Related Topics and Recipes

Calorie King
http://www.calorieking.com/

The Diabetic Gourmet
http://www.diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/


Hyperlipidemia (elevated cholesterol levels)

American Heart Association Hyperlipidemia information
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/AboutCholesterol/Hy...


Hyperprolactinemia (elevated levels of the Prolactin hormone)

National Institute of Health (NIH) - Prolactin
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003718.htm


Hypertension (elevated blood pressure)

NIH (National Institute of Health) - Elevated Blood Pressure
http://health.nih.gov/topic/HighBloodPressure


Hypogonadism, Male (low testosterone levels)

Male Menopause (low testosterone levels)
http://men.webmd.com/guide/male-menopause

Testicular Failure
Educational brochure from the NIH
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000395.htm


Menopause (low estrogen levels)

Menopause
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001896/

Early Menopause
http://womenshealth.gov/menopause/early-premature-menopause/

The North American Menopause Society
http://www.menopause.org/


Metabolic Syndrome - “pre-diabetes”

American Family Physician - Metabolic Syndrome handout
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0615/p2887.html

Mayo Clinic - Metabolic Syndrome Overview
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/metabolic%20syndrome/DS00522


Obesity Information

BMI - Calculate your Body Mass Index
http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bminojs.htm

Obesity Society
Advocacy & education on obesity
http://www.obesity.org/

ObesityHelp
Peer support & resources
http://www.obesityhelp.com/

Weight Control Information Network
http://win.niddk.nih.gov/


Osteoporosis

Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University
Vitamin D information and its role in osteoporosis
http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminD/

The National Osteoporosis Foundation
http://www.nof.org/

WebMD Osteoporosis Information
http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/default.htm


Thyroid Disorders

American Thyroid Association
www.thyroid.org

Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation (GDF)
www.ngdf.org

National Institute of Health - Medline Plus - Thyroid Cancer
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/thyroidcancer.html

National Institute of Health - Medline Plus - Thyroid Diseases
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001159.htm

Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association
http://thyca.org/

Thyroid Disease Manager
Guidelines for diagnosis and management of thyroid disorders
http://www.thyroidmanager.org/


Other Hormone and Endocrinology Web Links

Cushings Support and Research Foundation
Provides information and support for patients along with expert medical advice from physicians
http://www.csrf.net/

The Human Growth Foundation
http://www.hgfound.org/

National Adrenal Diseases Foundation
Provides a national self-help network for educational and emotional support for patients and their families
http://www.nadf.us/

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/

The Paget Foundation for Paget’s Disease of Bone and Related Disorders
Serves patients with Paget’s disease of bone, primary hyperparathyroidism, and other related disorders
http://www.paget.org/

Pituitary Network Association
https://www.pituitary.org/intro.aspx

The Pituitary Society
http://www.pituitarysociety.org/

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association, Inc.
http://www.pcosupport.org/

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Research Education and Support (CARES) Foundation
http://www.caresfoundation.org/productcart/pc/index.html

Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc. (HSF)
http://hypoglycemia.org/