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Endocrinology (Diabetes and Metabolism)


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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Endocrinologists treat diseases and conditions of the endocrine system. 

The endocrine system consists of a set of glands. 

These glands produce hormones used through out your body.

Hormones carry chemical signals that help the body’s different parts work together.

Problems with hormone production lead to health problems.

For example, low levels of insulin can lead to diabetes.

The pancreas produces insulin, which regulates blood sugar in your blood.

Insulin helps convert blood sugar (glucose) to energy you body needs.

Glands in the endocrine system include:

  • Pancreas
  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid
  • Hypothalamus
  • Adrenal and pituitary glands
  • Ovaries and testes

Marshfield Clinic Endocrinologists also collaborate with other health care professionals on a wide variety of health problems.

This involves many other organs, which respond to, modify or metabolize hormones.​

​Several Endocrinologists see patients via Marshfield Clinic Telehealth services.  Learn more about telehealth >​


 Type 2 Diabetes

What Do You Know About Prediabetes?

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1. If you are taking the fasting plasma glucose test, what blood sugar level may mean prediabetes?
2. If you have prediabetes, when are you likely to develop type 2 diabetes?
3. Besides diabetes, a person with prediabetes is at greater risk for which disease?
4. How does being overweight add to the risk for prediabetes?
5. Which of these is a symptom of prediabetes?
6. Who should be tested for prediabetes or diabetes?
7. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, when should you have your blood sugar tested again?