Endocrinology is the is the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine conditions relating to our hormones, which are the chemical messengers that travel through our bodies from cell to cell, and the glands which produce them, such as the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, gonads, and pituitary.
Diabetes is a condition in which there are high blood glucose levels. resulting from reduced or ineffective levels of insulin, the hormone that keeps blood glucose levels in check. High blood glucose levels can cause short and longer-term problems for some people. Diabetes can be challenging and for individuals to manage and we will work tirelessly to support you to optimise your glucose levels and maintain your health and wellbeing.
Our Endocrinology service is perfectly suited for people who are experiencing symptoms of, or have been diagnosed with, diabetes, endocrine, and metabolic conditions such as high cholesterol.
Common symptoms of these types of conditions include fatigue, irregular periods, changes in vision, low libido, and unexplained change in weight or body shape.
Our Endocrinologists will help you to confirm and diagnose any endocrine condition that may be causing your symptoms and determine the best course of treatment for you.
We offer a digestible explanation of how glucose metabolism and exercise physiology work alongside one another, what diabetes is, what insulin does, and how all this affects your physical activity and exercise.
Dr Mike Burdon explains the importance of exercise to reduces our risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, depression, osteoporosis and much more.
Ultra-distance cyclist, Seun, who has diabetes, came to see our resident Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Dr Neil Hill, ahead of taking on the Pan Celtic Race in which Seun would ride from St Marlowe in France to llandudno in Wales in just 6 days.
We spoke to Seun to see how he was preparing for his upcoming challenge, and discuss his general diabetes management. Watch our video to see how he got on.