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A to Z: Diabetes, Type 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose. In type 2 diabetes, the body can't respond normally to insulin, a hormone that helps glucose enter the cells.

A to Z: Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) can be a life-threatening complication of uncontrolled diabetes.

A to Z: Diastrophic Dysplasia

Diastrophic dysplasia is a rare genetic disorder that interferes with bone development and causes abnormal bone growth and dwarfism (short stature).

A to Z: Diplegia

Learn about conditions that affect the brain, central nervous system, and muscle coordination.

A to Z: Dislocation, Elbow

A dislocation is when the bones in a joint slip out of their normal position. A dislocated elbow happesn when the upper and lower parts of the arm to slip out of position.

A to Z: Dislocation, Finger

A dislocation is when the bones in a joint slip out of their normal position. A finger dislocation may happen from a fall, blow, or sports injury, especially if the finger is bent back or jammed.

A to Z: Dislocation, Hip

A dislocation is when the bones in a joint slip out of their normal position. A hip dislocation is an injury that occurs when the ball of the thighbone moves out of the socket of the hipbone.

A to Z: Dislocation, Shoulder

A shoulder dislocation causes the top of the upper arm bone (humerus) to slip out of its normal position in the shoulder socket.

A to Z: Dislocation, Thumb

A dislocation is when the bones in a joint slip out of their normal position. A dislocated thumb may happen from a fall, blow, or sports injury, especially if the thumb is bent back or jammed.

A to Z: Dislocation, Toe

A dislocation is when the bones in a joint slip out of their normal position. A dislocated toe may happen from a blow or jamming the toe, such as bumping the toe into furniture or during sports.