Obesity

Obesity
Obesity is a problem in Turner Syndrome. Diet and exercise for weight control should be part of a healthy lifestyle. Women with TS are at a moderately increased risk of developing type I diabetes in childhood and a substantially increased risk of developing type II diabetes by adult years.  The risk of developing type II diabetes can be substantially reduced by maintaining a normal weight. The reason for the high risk for diabetes amongst individuals with TS is unknown. Type II diabetes can be controlled through careful monitoring of blood-sugar levels, diet, exercise, regular doctor visits and sometimes medication.  The incidence is not increased by treatment with growth hormone.

 

Diabetes type II

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