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Diabetes and Sugar

  Understanding Diabetes and Sugar The body’s natural control of blood sugar is extremely complex, and this process can become unbalanced when you have diabetes. Understanding what is supposed to happen in your body and what is different when you have diabetes is important. Below…

June 12, 2017
Thyroid Cancer Rates Reported to be on the Rise

Increase Found in Thyroid Cancer Rates It is reported that the rate of thyroid cancer has more than tripled yearly between 1975 and 2013. While some believe this drastic increase is the result of improvements in the detection of thyroid cancer by doctors, others don’t…

May 8, 2017
Palm Beach Diabetes & Endocrine Specialists Thyroid Symposium

Palm Beach Diabetes & Endocrine Specialists Thyroid Symposium On Feb. 11th Palm Beach Diabetes & Endocrine Specialists held a Thyroid Symposium. With nearly 200+ practitioners in attendance, 11 speakers provided training on every aspect of thyroid disease and thyroid cancer that the typical practitioner must…

March 20, 2017
Thyroid Disorders in Women

What to Know About Thyroid Disorders in Women Women are more likely than men to develop a thyroid disease. Approximately one in eight women will develop thyroid problems during their lifetime. Certain thyroid diseases are more likely to affect women than men, including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism,…

March 5, 2017
Dr. Horowitz Speaks with WPBF 25 News About Increase in Thyroid Cancer

  Increase Seen in Thyroid Cancer   The American Cancer Society states that thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer in the United States and has tripled in the past three decades. This increase is likely due to new diagnostic technology, like thyroid ultrasounds,…

March 3, 2017
Palm Beach Diabetes Thyroid Symposium

“…a very interesting topic.  I learned a lot by attending.” – Jennifer Goldrich, ARNP “Very well planned symposium.” – Isidro Pentzke, MD “Very helpful, informative symposium!” – Elyse Cohen, MD “Excellent, highly educational CME event.  Very interesting & clinically relevant!” – Victoriano C. Gutierrez, MD….

February 16, 2017
Providing the Best in Endocrinology Boynton Beach Care

Endocrinology Boynton Beach Many people are unfamiliar with the endocrine system and the vital role it plays in our bodies. The endocrine system consists of a series of glands throughout the body that secrete the hormones necessary for our bodies to perform as they should….

February 10, 2017
Radioactive Iodine Therapy

About the Thyroid Gland The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that is located at the base of the neck. It fuels a wide range of key functions including metabolism, development, growth, body temperature, cognitive ability, digestion, and the way we breathe. The thyroid gland makes…

January 24, 2017
Signs of a Thyroid Disorder You Shouldn’t Ignore

Signs of a Thyroid Disorder You Shouldn’t Ignore As many as 30 million Americans are estimated to have a thyroid problem, and half of them have no idea. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck and releases hormones which affect nearly…

December 9, 2016
Halloween Tips and Tricks for Patients with Diabetes

Halloween Tips and Tricks for Diabetes Patients Does Halloween have you dipping your hands into that candy cauldron before the trick-or-treaters arrive? We’ve all been there. This time of the year it can be extremely tempting to overindulge in sweet treats we otherwise would avoid….

October 28, 2016
Diabetes Dance Dare for Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes Dance Dare for Diabetes Awareness With recent successes of online fundraising and awareness campaigns such as the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, the American Diabetes Association has enlisted the help of celebrities for a new campaign. The Diabetes Dance Dare is a challenge aimed…

September 29, 2016
A Brief Diabetes Overview

Diabetes Overview Diabetes is a chronic disease where blood glucose levels are too high due to a lack of insulin or the body’s inability to use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone released by the pancreas that controls blood sugar and allows glucose to be…

September 23, 2016
Recent Discussion of Hillary Clinton’s Hypothyroidism

Hillary Clinton’s recent medical episode has brought much attention to the presidential candidate’s health, and therefore much attention to medical records released by her campaign in July of 2015. What did these records reveal? Hillary Clinton has hypothyroidism. Clinton joins a long list of celebrities…

September 16, 2016
Celebrate Self-Improvement Month with Lifestyle Changes for Diabetes Mangement

When living with diabetes it is important to consistently take steps to integrate self-management into your lifestyle choices. This includes how you eat, exercise, and how you take your medications. September is Self-Improvement Month, a time to set goals and help you on the path…

September 8, 2016
Eating Your Way to a Healthy Thyroid

The thyroid is the most important – and most neglected – gland in the human body. Although relatively small, the thyroid gland influences the function of many of the body’s most critical organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin. The health and functionality…

August 31, 2016
4 Things Not to Say to Someone with Diabetes (and Why)

About Diabetes There are over 29 million Americans living with diabetes in 2016. While managing their condition is challenging enough, many individuals also have to deal with the stigmas surrounding diabetes. Most people mean well, but this doesn’t spare diabetics from the occasional awkward or…

August 25, 2016
Celebrities Living with Diabetes

We hear it all the time – celebrities are just like us. They shop at Target, they take their kids to the beach, and they can be diagnosed with diabetes. Below we will discuss five well-known celebrities who are battling with diabetes everyday. Jay Cutler:…

August 18, 2016
“American Idol” Finalist Jax Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer

“American Idol” Finalist Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer “American Idol” finalist Jax, a 20-year-old singer, has revealed that she is battling thyroid cancer. According to reports, Jax was diagnosed in the Spring and underwent surgery to remove the thyroid and several lymph nodes. The singer became chronically…

August 10, 2016
Diabetes – A Risk for Thin People

It is estimated that in 2012 29.1 million Americans had diabetes. There is often a misconception that diabetes only affects overweight men. In reality, one in five normal-weight adults now has pre-diabetes. This number is up by 8 percent from 1994. In adults over age…

August 3, 2016
Zoe Saldana Reveals Her Struggle with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Actress Zoe Saldana recently revealed that she suffers from the autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Both her mother and sister are also affected by this condition. Zoe Saldana is known for her roles in the reboot of Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of…

July 25, 2016
Tips for Traveling with Diabetes

Tips for Traveling with Diabetes Have you started packing for your summer vacation? Traveling with diabetes can seem like a daunting task. There are a number of steps that you can take while preparing for your vacation to make managing your diabetes a little easier. Many unexpected things…

July 20, 2016
What is Hashimoto’s Disease?

What You Should Know About Hashimoto’s Disease Hashimoto’s Disease, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is an inherited disease in which your immune system attacks the thyroid. The thyroid is a small gland located at the base of the neck below the Adam’s Apple. The thyroid is part of…

July 14, 2016
Artificial Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes Patients Available As Soon As 2018

The world’s first artificial pancreas is expected to be ready for Type 1 Diabetes patients as soon as 2018 and could forever transform diabetes care as we know it. This artificial pancreas could one day replace an insulin pump for Type 1 diabetes patients and would automatically monitor…

July 5, 2016
What You Should Know About Hyperthyroidism

What Is Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces an excessive amount of thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland is located at the front of your neck and releases hormones that controls metabolism, heart rate, breathing, nervous system,…

June 30, 2016
Exercise and Diabetes

Exercise and Diabetes – The Effects Exercise is a very important part of any diabetes treatment plan and can help to boost overall fitness and blood sugar control. Patients with diabetes are encouraged to incorporate exercise into their daily lives. We recommend that you consult…

June 23, 2016
Signs to Look for When Identifying a Thyroid Disorder

Signs to Look for When Identifying a Thyroid Disorder When functioning perfectly the thyroid gland is essential for your general health, metabolism, and overall sense of well-being. Approximately 30 million Americans have a thyroid disorder. Identifying a thyroid disorder can be difficult and these conditions…

June 15, 2016
Diabetes Education at Palm Beach Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists

The Importance of Placing Emphasis on Diabetes Education Being diagnosed with diabetes can be an overwhelming experience. At Palm Beach Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists, P.A. we provide outstanding diabetes care to our patients. We have placed emphasis on developing a unique diabetes education curriculum for…

June 6, 2016
What You Should Know About Thyroid Disorders

What You Should Know About Thyroid Disorders What is the thyroid gland? The thyroid gland is one of the most important glands in the body. A perfectly functioning thyroid glad is essential for your general health, metabolism and overall sense of well-being. In addition the…

June 1, 2016
Top 3 Tips to Lower Blood Pressure with Diabetes

Top 3 Tips to Lower Blood Pressure with Diabetes There are a number of changes in lifestyle that can be made to help lower blood pressure with diabetes. Below we have included a list of small lifestyle changes that can help with managing or possibly lowering…

May 25, 2016
Recent Study Confirms Link Between Hypothyroidism and Type 2 Diabetes

Recent Study Confirms Link Between Hypothyroidism and Type 2 Diabetes A new study reveals a link between an underactive thyroid and an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The progression from prediabetes to diabetes is now connected to low thyroid function due to an…

May 16, 2016
Thyroid Disorders Often Treated As Only Their Symptoms

What to Know About Thyroid Disorders Often Being Treated as Only Their Symptoms Thyroid disorders can often times be misdiagnosed by doctors due to the fact that the symptoms can present themselves in different ways. Symptoms such as hair loss, constipation and dry skin are common…

May 11, 2016