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.
As obesity can increase risk of Type II Diabetes, women with Turner Syndrome maintain a healthy weight and be aware of other risk factors.
Join Nicole and friends for a Girls Night In for a night of conversation, building connections, sharing stories about your favorite books together with friends! Socialize and have fun being
Join Nicole and friends for a Girls Night In for a night of conversation, building connections, sharing stories about your favorite books together with friends! Socialize and have fun being a Star Sister!
What you’ll need: Computer screen and wifi
Being a Star Sister is a way to connect with others in the Turner syndrome community to share honest experiences and form a sisterhood of positivity. This is an opportunity to raise awareness while receiving support. All meet-ups and events occur online – so anyone personally affected by TS, almost anywhere can participate!
Star Sister’s enjoy these benefits offered freely to all who join.
Webinars hosted by experts, life coaches & more
Closed Facebook group for Star Sisters only
Virtual hangouts for Star Sisters members
Opportunity to connect with other TS women & girls
Learn from the best – each other!
Women, girls, and parents are all encouraged to join at the link below!
Volunteers interested in supporting this initiative to speak, write, provide a service, should also apply on this form.
The goal of the Turner Syndrome Foundation (TSF) is to support research initiatives and facilitate education programs that increase professional awareness and enhance medical care of those affected by Turner syndrome. TSF is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.