Diabetes is a challenging disease to manage. The 25 million Americans who have it must watch what they eat, exercise regularly, and monitor blood glucose levels several times a day to prevent complications.
Diabetes services are offered by Duke’s Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition, which was ranked 26th in the nation for endocrinology and diabetes care by the 2011 America’s Best Hospitals edition of U.S.News & World Report.
Duke offers special expertise in treating patients with poorly controlled type 1 and type 2 diabetes, including patients with insulin resistance. Patients come from all over North Carolina and the Southeastern United States to receive the quality of diabetes care that Duke provides.
Our physicians, certified diabetes nurse educators (CDEs), dietitians, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and clinic staff understand that diabetes management can be a daunting task. They work together with patients using a team approach to integrate diabetes care into life with minimal intrusion.
For inpatients, Duke’s diabetes management service consults with physicians to help control blood sugar in almost every area of the hospital.
In addition to providing the best clinical care, the division is also home to a number of clinical, basic science, and translational investigators who direct studies in a variety of areas.
Areas of study include mechanisms of insulin action and insulin resistance, treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovarian syndrome, osteoporosis, and inherited and acquired hypophosphatemic bone disease.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with a Duke endocrinologist, call 919-620-5300 locally or 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) toll-free.