Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood.
Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
The Diabetes Physicians provides patients access to a multidisciplinary team, including endocrinologists, diabetes educators, a pharmacist and a nurse practitioner. The goal of the Diabetes Physicians is to encourage patients to receive early specialty care and education – getting them on the right track with their diabetes management before returning them to their primary care physicians for ongoing management.
To train health care providers including doctors and other diabetes health care providers to improve the quality of diabetes health care
We strive to provide a caring environment where patients and
families are treated with respect, courtesy, and dignity.
Our physicians work closely with diabetes nurse practitioners, certified diabetes nurse educators and dieticians, certified foot care specialists and medical assistants. Together, they provide a collaborative and compassionate approach to diabetes management.
The team works closely with you and your primary care physician to create an individualized treatment plan.