Diabetes & Endocrinology
Endocrinology deals with glands and hormones in the human body
Our endocrinologists have the experience to help you manage chronic disorders, such as diabetes.
The experts at Indiana University Health Diabetes & Endocrinology use the latest medical advances to treat disorders of the endocrine (hormonal) system, such as diabetes, thyroid disease and cancer, osteoporosis and adrenal and pituitary conditions. Our focus is on delivering long-term results to our patients, utilizing the latest treatments and medical technology.
With more than 50 years of experience, IU Health Diabetes & Endocrinology provides a wide range of diagnostic, treatment and educational services with a singular goal—improving your health. Our team of experts includes board certified endocrinologists, nurse practitioners and certified diabetes educators to help you learn more about your illness so you can better manage it and go on enjoying life. We give our patients complete clinical diabetes and endocrine care, including patient education, medical management and treatment.
Although managing diabetes and other chronic endocrine disorders is a team effort, you play the most important role in your care. The more you learn about your condition and how it affects you, the easier it will be to make healthier decisions. IU Health Diabetes & Endocrinology is providing solutions for everyday management of chronic and acute endocrine disorders, including:
- Full-service diabetes centers with programs in early detection, education and self-management.
- A team of certified diabetes educators, including dietitians and nurses with specialized training in diabetes care and education.
- A wide range of outpatient programs and services to help you manage diabetes and disorders of the endocrine system.
- The most advanced treatments for patients with serious disorders of the endocrine system, including thyroid disease, osteoporosis and pituitary tumors.
- Access to the latest research breakthroughs and scientific developments—including clinical trials.
More about our Diabetes services
Our team of certified diabetes educators, dietitians and nurses with specialized training in diabetes care and education, work collaboratively to develop treatment plans that best suit each individual patient. Uncontrolled diabetes can put a person at risk for complications such as increased risk for heart attack and stroke, kidney, nerve and eye damage, erectile dysfunction, peripheral arterial disease and periodontal disease. We believe patients have the best chance of a healthy life by learning how to self-manage the disease before any extensive damage occurs.
We specialize in:
- Type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
- Intensive insulin management and pump therapy
- Pre-diabetes and diabetes prevention
Our educators will partner with you, your family and your doctor to help you manage your diabetes. We recognize each of our patients is different and has unique needs. Together, we will develop an individualized plan to help you learn skills on how best to control your diabetes based on your specific lifestyle.
If you, or a family member, have been diagnosed with diabetes, Indiana University Health Diabetes Centers offers outpatient clinical and educational services, including individualized treatment plans, to help manage your condition. Our team of experienced diabetes educators has created a comprehensive program to help you and your family gain the knowledge and skills you need to achieve and maintain control of your diabetes. The American Diabetes Association for quality self-management education recognizes our program.
Services offered at the centers include:
- Comprehensive diabetes education
- Individual consultations
- Diabetes Prevention Program
- Insulin initiation and regulation
- Insulin pump education
- Gestational diabetes education
- Diabetes counseling
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Diabetes Education
Our affiliation with IU School of Medicine
IU Health Diabetes & Endocrinology works with the Indiana University School of Medicine Division of Endocrinology to demonstrate excellence in teaching, patient care and research. The major research interests of our faculty include alcoholism, hypertension, metabolic bone disease, obesity, lipid disorders and diabetes (particularly type II diabetes). The IU School of Medicine is also home to the Diabetes Translational Research Center to organize research that improves both the prevention of diabetes and the delivery of diabetes care.
We recognize the impact diabetes and disorders of the endocrine system can have on our patients’ lives. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive, personalized treatment plans, helping you get back on track to a healthy, complete life.
Learn more about diabetes and endocrine disorders
To learn more about diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association website.
For more information on thyroid disorders, visit the American Thyroid Association website.