Diabetes & Endocrinology
Indiana University Health provides expert care to help balance hormones and improve your bodily functions. We work alongside endocrinologists, who are physicians who have special training in treating conditions of the hormonal system such as Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.
At Indiana University Health Diabetes Center, a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians and certified diabetes educators provide comprehensive diabetes care including medicine management, education and treatment. We offer a wide range of outpatient services, including nutrition counseling and diabetes classes. We work with you to manage and monitor your condition to ensure your treatment plan continues to be effective.
Through our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, we are dedicated to conducting ongoing research to stay at the forefront of medicine. Our teams use the latest research and advancements.
Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Diabetes Center can help you manage your diabetes with one-on-one appointments as well as classes and support groups. Services we offer include:
- Individual appointments for diabetes education and meal planning
- “Mastering Your Diabetes” self-management class
- “Staying on Track” support group
- “Diabetes Prevention” class
- Insulin initiation and regulation
- Insulin pump information, pump education and initiation
- “Gestational Diabetes” class
The cost for services varies. Please contact your insurance company to determine if your insurance plan will pay for our services. If you are covered by Medicare and have met your deductible, Medicare will pay 80 percent.
Diabetes Education Classes
IU Health Bloomington Hospital Diabetes Center provides outpatient clinical and educational services to teach adults, adolescents and children how to manage their diabetes. Patients learn how to achieve better blood sugar control and receive one-on-one or group education with a diabetes nurse educator and clinical dietitian.
Diabetes Prevention Class
Pre-diabetes means that your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but they are not high enough for you to be diagnosed with diabetes. By attending our “Diabetes Prevention” class, you can take the first step toward preventing diabetes and living a longer, healthier life.
All class members receive instruction concerning their pre-diabetes diagnosis, risk factors and lifestyle modifications. Classes are offered two Wednesday evenings per month from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. A one-month follow-up session is included to track progress. Total cost for this class is $45 payable by cash or check at the time of service. Check with your insurance company to see if your plan covers the cost. You do not need a physician order for this service.
Diabetes Self-Management Class
Our “Mastering Your Diabetes” self-management classes meet two times a month. Instructors include a certified diabetes educator, clinical dietitian, exercise physiotherapist and pharmacist.
This class is recognized by the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE). This recognition status assures you that IU Health Diabetes Center offers high-quality education that meets nationally established standards. A physician’s referral is required for all services in order to bill insurance.
The “Staying on Track” support group offers diabetes information and encouragement for people with diabetes. This support group meets the second Wednesday of each month at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital Diabetes Center classroom in the Hunter School building at 727 W. Second St., Bloomington, IN 47403 at 7 pm. The support group is free and requires no registration.
The IU Health Bloomington Hospital Diabetes Center is located in the Hunter School building at 727 W. Second St., Bloomington, IN 47403. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 am – 4 pm.