Diabetes & Endocrinology
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Indiana University Health physicians can provide you with expert care to help balance hormones and improve your bodily functions.
Endocrinologists are physicians who receive additional training in treating conditions of the hormonal system. These diseases include diabetes, thyroid conditions and lipid disorders. In children, endocrinologists treat Type 1 diabetes, growth disorders and puberty disorders.
IU Health Diabetes & Endocrinology program is the only high performing program in the state according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2017-18 rankings. Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians and certified diabetes educators provide comprehensive care including medication 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 fellowship trained endocrinologists use the latest research and advancements and offer enrollment in leading edge clinical trials.
As clinical leaders in the field, our team of experts at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital delivers a comprehensive plan of care that includes:
- The latest medical advances to treat disorders of the endocrine system, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, thyroid cancer, hyper-lymphedema, and adrenal and pituitary conditions
- Board certified endocrinologists and a board certified nurse practitioner
- Certified diabetes educators
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We offer the latest technological advances for diabetes care with treatment options such as:
- Leading-edge therapies, such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring for the most complex diabetic patients
- Certified pump trainers to teach patients how to use various insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems
- Intensive monitoring and treatment of diabetes during pregnancy
We believe early detection, education and self-management are essential keys to controlling diabetes. Our Indiana University Health Diabetes Centers aim to help those across the state and region in achieving these goals. Our certified diabetes educators are dietitians and nurses with specialized training in diabetes care and education.
Therapy & Monitoring
- Insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring systems. Our highly trained certified pump trainers provide education on the use of a variety of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring.
- Insulin pump therapy. Insulin pump therapy delivers rapid acting insulin through a small tube under the skin, 24 hours a day, along with bolus doses to cover carbohydrate intake and to correct high blood sugars. When using an insulin pump, you must continue to check your blood sugar four to eight times a day and be able to meticulously count carbohydrate intake.
- Pre-pump assessment. It is important to have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of basic diabetes management principles before starting insulin pump therapy. A pre-pump assessment is provided by one of our certified diabetes educators to assure you have the knowledge to be successful with insulin pump therapy. Once you are scheduled for a pre-pump assessment appointment, we mail you a packet of information and required forms. Insulin pump training classes (A referral from your doctor is required in order to attend.):
- Basic Insulin Pump Class
- Advanced Insulin Pump Class
- Individual appointments:
- Schedule your appointment with a certified diabetes educator and certified insulin pump specialist
- Pump training is not scheduled until your insulin pump is prescribed by your doctor and you have received your pump
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM). Continuous glucose monitoring continually measures glucose in tissue fluid using a sensor placed under your skin. Blood glucose monitoring is still required while wearing a CGM device.
- Nutrition. Good nutrition is a key factor in taking control of diabetes and health. IU Health Diabetes Center registered dietitians offer individualized medical nutrition therapy. If you are interested in speaking with a registered dietitian, ask your IU Health physician to refer you to the IU Health Diabetes Centers for Medical Nutrition Therapy. We want you to learn as much as possible about your diabetes so you can take an active role in controlling your illness. Each of the forms below can help you learn about your body and diabetes through monitoring and tracking various aspects of your health. Proper use of the forms allows your care team to learn more about your illness and better individualize your comprehensive treatment.
- Diabetes with Pregnancy Assessment Form. Complete this form before all initial education for Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes with pregnancy or gestational diabetes.
- Diabetes Care Flowsheet. This form serves as a "report card" for your healthcare team at each of your visits. It helps ensure your diabetes care recommendations stay up-to-date.
- Blood Sugar Journal. This form helps you track daily blood sugar results. We recommend you test your blood sugar, log the readings and take this information to your medical visits.
- PreEducation Assessment. Complete this form before all initial diabetes appointments, nutrition appointments and classes at the IU Health Diabetes Centers.
- Personal Action and Nutrition Journal. Use this food diary form to track your food and nutrition intake.
Our thyroid experts are renowned for their treatment of thyroid disease, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism and thyroid disorders during pregnancy. In addition, on-site ultrasound gives us a diagnostic edge and means better outcomes for patients.
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the major cholesterol carrying lipoprotein in your blood. LDL apheresis is a procedure that takes blood outside the body to remove the LDL cholesterol and then returns the plasma and blood back to the body. This procedure is used if diet or lipid-lowering drug therapy has not lowered high LDL cholesterol levels adequately. Our board certified endocrinologists have over 10 years experience with apheresis treatments. Treatment is provided in our private apheresis treatment suite at our north office location.
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We are located at:
201 Pennsylvania Parkway, Suite 310
Indianapolis, IN 46280
Any physician, healthcare professional or healthcare agency may refer a patient to IU Health Methodist Hospital endocrinology services.
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