Posts in Endocrinology

Caring for Endocrinology Patients in the Greensboro Area: Dr. “Abby” Shamleffer

August 13, 2020 | Endocrinology, Provider

Of all the hobbies and interests to pursue in the world, reading medical textbooks must rank fairly low. However, even as a six-year-old, Ibtehal “Abby” Jaralla Shamleffer, MD, one of the newest endocrinology experts to join the team at LeBauer HealthCare, spent hours poring over those books. “My father was a surgeon. Some of my uncles were doctors. They were always reading these books, and I was fascinated by them, too. Even at that age, I realized this was a field I would enjoy working in when I grew up,” she says.

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Lower Your Diabetes Risk

August 19, 2019 | Endocrinology, Primary Care

young couple preparing healthy food, watching sugars

Popular culture offers up all sorts of reasons to adopt a healthy lifestyle: drop pounds, get toned, and gain energy. Yet healthy choices, maintained over time, can reap far more important long-term gains, including prevention of chronic diseases. In fact, being active, watching carbohydrate portions, and bypassing sweets are great ways to help prevent diabetes.

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Team Up with an Endocrinologist to Manage Thyroid Function

May 3, 2016 | Endocrinology

2016-05-03If your thyroid gland isn’t functioning properly, it can affect everything from energy levels to heart function to digestion. Patients with thyroid disorders may suffer from a wide range of symptoms. Understanding how a thyroid disorder can impact your health is the first key to feeling better. We’ve compiled information about two of the most common thyroid disorders and tips for coping.

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Cholesterol Health: Signs Your Levels May Be Out of Balance

April 14, 2016 | Endocrinology

2016-04-14The word cholesterol has a bad reputation since it’s typically associated with heart disease, yet our body actually needs a certain level of cholesterol to function properly. Cholesterol helps your body make Vitamin D, which is needed to absorb calcium, and is vital in producing hormones. Cholesterol also plays a role digesting food. However, if cholesterol levels are out of balance, your body can suffer.

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Tips to Keep Diabetes in Check During the Holidays

December 15, 2015 | Endocrinology

iStock_000017193953_SmallThe holidays are a time for special celebrations, shopping, cooking, and festive foods. It’s easy to give into tempting sweets or eat on the run. In addition, the hustle and bustle can leave little time for exercise. While many can take this all in stride and simply plan to shed a few pounds in the new year, people with diabetes can have a particularly hard time managing during the holidays.

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