Helping you manage your endocrine disorder
Fatigue, weakness, mood swings, weight changes, and changes in your blood sugar levels are signs of an endocrine disorder. Endocrinologists at Ascension Sacred Heart Endocrinology Destin have the expertise to diagnose and treat children and adults with endocrine disorders, including:
- Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
- Early or late puberty in boys and girls
- Growth disorders
- Hormone imbalance
- Lipid disorders (high cholesterol and triglycerides)
- Menstrual disorders
- Pituitary and adrenal disorders
- Thyroid disease
- Vitamin D deficiency
These conditions can affect your metabolism, mood, sleep, blood pressure, and more. Your doctor starts by listening to you, to better understand you and your health. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that’s right for you. Your care team may include diabetes educators, nurses, and registered dietitians.
Caring for your diabetes
Diabetes can show symptoms in many parts of your body, such as blurry vision or foot ulcers. As part of an integrated national network of care, your doctor can connect you with specialists in heart care, nephrology, neurology, eye care, wound healing and more.
Nutrition counseling and diabetes education
If you or your family have a history of diabetes, you may be at higher risk for developing diabetes. Certified diabetes educators help you understand your symptoms and risk factors. We also provide nutrition counseling, information about insulin production, insulin therapy and other diabetes medications. We work with you to create a plan to help you live a healthy lifestyle.
Ascension Sacred Heart Endocrinology Destin offers programs to help you learn more about diabetes and gain the skills needed to stay healthy, including:
- Learn about diabetes, glucose monitoring devices and apps
- Understand your body’s need for insulin, diabetes medications and healthy food choices
- Follow a meal plan and activity routine that’s right for you
- Learn how diabetes can affect your stress levels and mood changes
A doctor’s referral is needed to register for our program.
If you are experiencing a diabetes-related medical emergency, go to the nearest ER and call 9-1-1.