Diabetes Management at
The Endocrinology Institute
Living a healthy life with diabetes is entirely possible. The Endocrinology Institute—Diabetes Center can show you how. We take a personalized approach to your healthcare. We’ll give you the educational tools you need to learn to manage diabetes on your own. We’ll work with you to understand how your body reacts to food, exercise, insulin and other things that affect diabetes
Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body does not make and/or properly use insulin. Insulin is the hormone that helps the body use energy from sugar, starches and other foods. Glucose is a form of sugar produced when the body digests carbohydrates (sugar and starches). Glucose is the body’s major fuel for the energy it needs.
When insulin is absent or ineffective, the body's blood sugar level increases. High blood sugar levels can lead to both short- and long-term complications including heart and kidney disease, amputations, blindness and other serious problems.
Diabetes affects more than 18 million people in the United States, and more than 5 million people don't even know they have the disease. Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death by disease in this country, and it increases the chance of having heart disease or a stroke by 2 to 4 times.
There is no cure for diabetes, but research has shown that proper care including eating the right foods, getting enough exercise and using the proper medication can help prevent long-term complications. Scottsdale Healthcare offers comprehensive programs for both inpatient and outpatient diabetes management.
Our experienced team can help you or a loved one learn to prevent, delay or manage diabetes and reduce the risk of complications. Scottsdale Healthcare’s diabetes management program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.