Duke’s team of professionals offers education and support in managing diabetes, as well as the latest insulin-delivery devices and medical therapies.
Your physicians and other caregivers at Duke will work together to examines all the variables of your situation to develop a practical, realistic care plan to help you fit diabetes management into your everyday life.
For patients with diabetes, improving glucose control is essential to maintain health and minimize complications such as blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, and heart disease.
Eating a balanced diet and controlling portions are also very important.
The Adult Diabetes Education Program team is composed of clinical nurse specialists and registered dietitians who are all certified diabetes educators. The program offers ongoing support to patients through:
Team members also are committed to community outreach by offering a diabetes support group, providing speakers for lay and professional provider diabetes programs, and helping co-direct and plan community or regional diabetes programs.
Duke’s community clinics also offer monthly Diabetes Group Visits, which include classes in diet, exercise, and other aspects of managing diabetes as well as a support group of other patients.
Insulin injected under the skin (subcutaneously) is the backbone of treatment for many patients. Duke offers pens, pumps, and other state-of-the-art insulin delivery devices, including a meter that checks blood glucose levels and then relays that directly into an insulin pump.
We also offer the newest medical therapies to improve insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity. Oral drugs such as metformin can help the body use its own insulin more efficiently.
A number of clinical trials are conducted at Duke, and patients may benefit from participating in these by receiving the latest medications before they become widely available.
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.
Physicians offering this service include:
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