The Hormone Foundation

September 9, 2008 by  
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The Hormone Foundation, is the public education affiliate of The Endocrine Society, a leading source of hormone-related health information for the public, physicians, allied health professionals and the media. Their mission is to serve as a resource for the public by promoting the prevention, treatment and cure of hormone-related conditions through outreach and education.

Additionally, they work directly with the Society, and experts in the field of endocrinology, to translate science for the benefit of patients with endocrine disorders and raise the general public’s awareness about emerging endocrine system diseases.

The Hormone Foundation provides educational information and resources on over 25 endocrine related topics including diabetes. You can obtain patient fact sheets on diabetes here.

The Endocrine System:(definition from Merck Manual Online)

The endocrine system coordinates functioning between different organs through hormones, which are released into the bloodstream from specific types of cells within endocrine (ductless) glands.

Endocrinology (definition from Wikipedia)

Endocrinology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the endocrine system and its specific secretions called hormones.

The Hormone Foundation’s physician referral directory is comprised of over 3,000 members of The Endocrine Society, the largest and most influential organization of endocrinologists in the world. The referral is updated weekly with physicians who are accepting new patients.

Check here to find an Endocrinologist in your area.

One of the best things this site offers is a 25 minute video that follows four people with diabetes as they live their lives to the fullest while using insulin.

Do yourself a favor and watch, Living Your Best Life: Diabetes and Insulin

If you like what you see, support The Hormone Foundation and their advocacy efforts.

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