Web Links for Patient Information Resources
following are useful links to professionally sound and well-balanced,
up-to-date information and education materials for patients
with various endocrine and metabolic disorders:
Endocrine Society (USA)
The world’s largest professional
organization for clinicians, researchers and scientists
dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education
and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology.
Hormone Health Network
As the International Resource
Center of the Endocrine Society (USA), the Hormone Health
Network is dedicated to providing a web-based resource for
the public by promoting the understanding, prevention, treatment
and cure of hormone-related conditions.
The objective of EndocrineWeb is to provide patients with
accurate and current information about endocrine disorders
in clear and straightforward language, with detailed explanation
on the causes and symptoms of these disorders and how they
can be treated.
Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
A professional medical organization
devoted to the enhancement of the practice of clinical endocrinology.
The site contains educational material for patients under
the Diabetes Resource Center and Obesity Resource Centre,
This one-stop source for endocrine
system health information is provided by the American Association
of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and it is a companion
to the quarterly EmPower Magazine. This site expands on
magazine topics to provide insightful, in-depth information
about common and complex endocrine and metabolic disorders,
including adrenal diseases, diabetes, infertility, obesity,
osteoporosis, parathyroid and thyroid conditions, men’s
and women’s health issues and more.
American Thyroid Association (ATA)
An international professional
organization for physicians and scientists dedicated to
supporting thyroid research and promoting the prevention,
treatment and cure of thyroid-related diseases and thyroid
cancer. The ATA Patient Resource Pages are designed to provide
up-to-date information for thyroid patients, their families
and other interested public communities.
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
American Diabetes Association
is an organization for both patients and health care professionals
devoted to providing diabetes research, information and
advocacy. ADA’s mission is prevent and cure diabetes and
to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
The site contains valuable information for patients on diabetes,
nutrition and recipes, weight loss and exercise, diabetes
prevention as well as updates on diabetes research.
An international organization
for patients with pituitary tumours and disorders, their
families, loved ones, and health care providers who treat
them. The site promotes public awareness and provides education
on pituitary diseases, including pituitary FAQs, glossary
and clinical trials.
Adrenal Diseases Foundation
A patient-based organization
dedicated to providing support, information and education
to individuals having Addison’s disease as well as other
diseases of the adrenal glands. The site provides the facts
you need to know if you are suffer from Addison’s disease,
Cushing’s syndrome, hyperaldosteronism (Conn’s syndrome),
or congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).
The Human Growth Foundation helps
children and adults with disorders related to growth or
growth hormone through research, education, support and
advocacy. This website contains information pertaining to
disorders of growth, growth hormone, and related endocrine
or metabolic issues.
An organization for both patients
and health professionals committed to the prevention and
treatment of osteoporosis. The site contains up-to-date
information on the causes, prevention, detection and treatment