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Start a conversation about your diabetes

Endocrinologists at Ascension sites of care deliver advanced care for all types of endocrine disorders, including diabetes.

Choose a specialist and care team for your endocrine disorder 

When you choose Ascension sites of care you get an experienced doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of endocrine diseases. These disorders are caused by glands that produce too much or too little hormone. Your care team has the expertise to diagnose and treat endocrine disorders, including: 

  • Adrenal insufficiency and Addison's disease
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis and endocrine disorders
  • Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Type 1.5)
  • Gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)
  • Graves' disease
  • Growth hormone deficiency in pituitary gland
  • Hashimoto's disease
  • Thyroid disease, including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism

We start by listening to understand you and your health concerns. Tell us about any new concerns or symptoms. Your doctor and care team work with you to deliver a personalized care plan that’s right for you. 

Comprehensive approach to managing diabetes at any age

Diabetes (type 1, type 2, type 1.5) and gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) are endocrine disorders that affect the insulin level in your body. Diabetes can be hereditary or caused by your diet, lifestyle choices and other health conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity. If left untreated over time, diabetes can affect your heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves. Ask your doctor about your risk for developing prediabetes and weight management options for adults and children. 

Your doctor and care team help you manage your diabetes and prevent diabetes-related conditions, such as diabetic foot ulcers, and changes to your vision, hearing, kidney and heart health. Our team approach includes helping you with:

  • Blood sugar monitoring 
  • Diabetes education and support
  • Dietary guidance
  • Insulin administration with 1-1 instruction
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Targeted medication therapies (type 2 diabetes resistance inhibitors)

At Ascension sites of care, our care teams offer diabetes self-management programs that focus on your physical and emotional health. Our certified diabetes instructors help you better understand your condition and how to monitor your blood glucose at home, administer medicine and make healthy food choices. 

We also deliver pediatric diabetes care for children and teens.

Team approach helps navigate tests and services

Along the way, your care may require lab tests, pharmacy support, a registered dietitian consultation and other specialists. Your care team will connect you with nearby diabetes nurse educators and support services.

Get a second opinion on your diabetes or endocrine condition 

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your doctor and care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension sites of care. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our doctors about a personalized care plan. 

When you are facing a new diagnosis or are deciding on a therapeutic treatment plan, there’s a lot to think about. Our specialists can provide a second opinion, based on our experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your medical records on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.

Financial assistance and support is available

We can connect you with resources and programs that may be able to help you and your family with options for financial assistance. Our financial counseling team is here to listen to your concerns and work with you to help find options that meet your needs.

Related specialties
Cardiology
Internal medicine
Kidney health
Wound care

 

Choose Ascension for Diabetes Care and Endocrinology