Diabetes is a disorder of sugar and fat regulation usually caused by a relative or complete lack of insulin. Diabetes affects the young and old, the overweight and normal weight, males and females, and all races. It is a serious disorder, that if properly treated, complications affecting many parts of the body can be delayed or avoided. The professionals in this office have extended training and certification in the specific treatment of diabetes.
Endocrinology is the specialty of medicine that treats hormone abnormalities. Hormones are substances in the blood that regulate various body and organ functions. Examples include: diabetes, the thyroid, cholesterol and triglycerides, the adrenal gland, the pituitary growth regulation, osteoporosis and male and female hormones.
The role of the diabetes educator is to provide diabetic patients the management skills necessary to care for themselves, through planned learning experiences designed to help educate you and your support team on healthy behavior resulting in healthy outcomes.