Diabetes is a chronic metabolic condition that affects many organs in the body. More than 18 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with diabetes and this rate is increasing. When diabetes is not managed adequately, it can result in several complications including loss of vision, kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes and amputations.
The epidemic of overt diabetes is merely the tip of the iceberg. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that there are approximately 79 million people in the U.S. with pre-diabetes. It is anticipated that 40 to 50 percent of these individuals will progress to type 2 diabetes. The need to prevent and manage diabetes with lifestyle modification or medication is more than a need—it is a mandate.
Because of the great need for the care of people with diabetes in Southern Nevada, our goal at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Diabetes Center is to serve as a center of excellence that will provide comprehensive care for people with diabetes through a multidisciplinary approach involving a team of endocrinologists, a certified diabetes educator, and a registered dietitian. The purpose of the team approach is to empower patients to make management decisions that will favorably impact their diabetes control. The holistic approach of the team is aimed at providing “the best care, in the right place, at the right time, every time”—the motto of the Diabetes Center.
We are committed to the concerns of our patients and to improving the outcome of diabetes care in a holistic manner.
We offer the following services:
- Comprehensive care for the management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Pump education and management
- Continuous glucose monitoring
- Insulin teaching
- Diabetes self-management skills
- One-on-one diabetes education
- Nutrition education
- Group diabetes classes