Addison's disease and diabetesAAddison's disease and diabetesAddison's disease and diabetesEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Fatigue;Nausea;Abdominal pain;Joint or muscle pain2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Addison's disease is a rare autoimmune disease. Learn about the signs and treatment and why it occurs more often in people with type 1 diabetes.<br></p><p>Addison’s disease is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above the <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=kidney-child">kidneys</a> and release many different hormones (chemical messenger) into the blood. This includes cortisol and aldosterone, two hormones that help respond to body stress and work to maintain a normal blood pressure. Damage to the adrenal glands decreases cortisol and aldosterone production. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Addison's disease is rare but tends to occur more often in people with type 1 diabetes than in the general population.</li> <li>A blood test is used to help diagnose Addison's disease.</li> <li>Addison's disease is treated with pills that your child will take for the rest of their life.<br><br></li></ul>
Maladie d’Addison et diabèteMMaladie d’Addison et diabèteAddison's disease and diabetesFrenchEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Fatigue;Nausea;Abdominal pain;Joint or muscle pain2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>La maladie d'Addison est une affection auto-immune rare. Apprenez-en davantage sur les signes and le traitement et la raison pour laquelle elle survient plus fréquemment chez les personnes diabétiques de type 1.<br></p><p>La maladie d’Addison est une affection auto-immune dans laquelle le système immunitaire attaque les glandes surrénales. Ces glandes sont situées au-dessus des <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=kidney-child">reins</a> et elles libèrent une grande variété d’hormones (des messagers chimiques) dans le sang. Parmi ces hormones, deux hormones, le cortisol et l’aldostérone, aident à réagir au stress physiologique et au maintien d’une pression artérielle normale. Les dommages causés aux glandes surrénales entraînent le ralentissement de la production du cortisol et de l’aldostérone.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>La maladie d’Addison est rare, mais elle a tendance à faire son apparition plus fréquemment chez les personnes diabétiques de type 1 que chez la population en général.</li><li>Un test sanguin est utilisé afin d’aider à poser le diagnostic de la maladie d’Addison.</li> <li>La maladie d’Addison se traite au moyen de pilules que votre enfant devra prendre pendant toute sa vie. <br></li></ul>

 

 

Addison's disease and diabetes2528.00000000000Addison's disease and diabetesAddison's disease and diabetesAEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Fatigue;Nausea;Abdominal pain;Joint or muscle pain2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Addison's disease is a rare autoimmune disease. Learn about the signs and treatment and why it occurs more often in people with type 1 diabetes.<br></p><p>Addison’s disease is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above the <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=kidney-child">kidneys</a> and release many different hormones (chemical messenger) into the blood. This includes cortisol and aldosterone, two hormones that help respond to body stress and work to maintain a normal blood pressure. Damage to the adrenal glands decreases cortisol and aldosterone production. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Addison's disease is rare but tends to occur more often in people with type 1 diabetes than in the general population.</li> <li>A blood test is used to help diagnose Addison's disease.</li> <li>Addison's disease is treated with pills that your child will take for the rest of their life.<br><br></li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of Addison’s disease</h2><div class="akh-series"><div class="row"><div class="col-md-12"> <figure class="asset-right"> <span class="asset-image-title">Adrenal gland function<br></span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/adrenal_gland_and_water_regulation_V2_EN.jpg" alt="Location of the pituitary gland, adrenal glands, kidneys and bladder in the body labelled" /><figcaption>The pituitary gland signals to the adrenal glands to produce hormones like cortisol and aldosterone that help our bodies with stress and illness.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Addison’s disease is rarely seen in the general population. It tends to occur more often in people with <a href="/Article?contentid=1719&language=English">type 1 diabetes</a>, but it is still very rare. Symptoms of Addison’s disease include:</p><ul><li>frequent low blood glucose (sugar) levels</li><li>low insulin needs</li><li>severe fatigue</li><li>darkening of the skin</li><li>weight loss and decreased appetite</li><li>low blood pressure</li><li>fainting</li><li>salt craving</li><li>nausea or vomiting</li><li>belly pain</li><li>muscle or joint pain</li><li>mood changes</li><li>body hair loss.</li></ul></div></div></div> <h2>Diagnosis of Addison’s disease</h2><p>A blood test for cortisol levels is used to help diagnose Addison’s disease.</p><h2>Treatment of Addison’s disease</h2><p>Treatment may consist of oral medications (pills) to replace the hormones cortisol and aldosterone. Your child will have to take these medications for the rest of their life.</p> ​​ https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/adrenal_gland_and_water_regulation_V2_EN.jpgAddison's disease and diabetesFalse

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