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Diabetes mellitus is a disease that occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) is too high. Glucose is your body's main source of energy, which you get from the food you eat. After eating or drinking something, your body releases a hormone called insulin, which helps make the glucose available to your cells for energy.

This disease is affecting a growing number of people and is estimated that worldwide about 8.8% of the population or approximately 415 million of the adult population have diabetes.

Our Comprehensive Diabetes Center offers leading expertise from a multidisciplinary team. We develop a customized treatment plan that fits into your lifestyle, using the latest advancements in diabetes treatment — including promising new treatments through clinical trials. You can depend on expert care and a full range of resources to make living with diabetes a little easier.

As South Florida’s only university-based health care system, our research-driven medical care is supplemented by today’s health care experts who teach tomorrow’s talented medical minds – and are focused on providing care that is tailored to best serve patients.

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Why Choose UHealth?

Comprehensive diabetes care. At the Comprehensive Diabetes Center, you have access to a variety of specialists. That means you can see several providers in a single, convenient visit. And, it allows your providers to work together as a well-integrated team. Your patient navigator will assist you in coordinating care and scheduling visits based on your needs.

A multidisciplinary team approach. We treat patients who have Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, secondary and genetic forms of diabetes, highly complicated diabetes, and diabetes during pregnancy. We take a team approach to help you manage diabetes and improve your health. Our endocrinologists work closely with ophthalmologists, podiatrists, kidney specialists, dietitians, nutrition educators, and other specialists to provide complete care. We help reduce your risk of developing diabetes-related health problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye problems, dental disease, nerve damage, and foot problems.

Leading-edge care and education backed by groundbreaking diabetes research. As an academic medical center, we leverage the latest research completed by the nationally-recognized Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine — the largest research center that’s known internationally for its research findings and is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes. The diabetes and endocrinology clinics located in the institute offer comprehensive treatment, diabetes education classes, and clinical research opportunities for people living with diabetes.

Personalized attention to help you take control of your health. Your health needs, lifestyle, and what’s important to you are unique, and your care plan will reflect that. We provide solutions that empower you to take control of your health and well-being. That’s why our comprehensive care includes more than expert medical care. Your team also helps you develop real-world solutions that help you stay healthy.

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