Diabetes & Endocrinology
Your hormones—including the glands that produce and secrete them—belong to your body’s endocrine system and affect your overall health and well-being. Think of diabetes as one example of a health condition that happens when your body’s hormones are out of balance. That’s the time to turn to the endocrinologists at Avera for the care you need to feel your best.
Hormone Conditions We Treat
Rely on Avera’s specialists to diagnose and treat a wide range of hormone- and endocrine-related conditions, such as:
When you need assistance with symptoms related to menopause, choose primary care services from your local Avera family doctor.
Specialized Services Tailored for You
Your Avera endocrinology team will get to know you and your specific condition, as well as your needs and preferences. Then, you’ll work together to create a personalized care plan for restoring and maintaining your hormone balance. Discover more about Avera’s endocrinology services.
High-Quality Diabetes Care & Education
If you’re diagnosed with diabetes, count on your Avera care team to help you learn how to control your blood sugar, monitor your health and avoid complications. You’ll benefit from well-rounded care, including information to assist you in keeping yourself healthy every day.
Take advantage of our diabetes self-management education programs, many of which hold national recognition from the American Diabetes Association. That means you benefit from receiving guidance that meets or exceeds national standards. Find out how Avera’s diabetes programs and services support you in living a full and productive life.
Diabetes – What You Need to Know
Diabetes—a common problem of the endocrine system—happens when your pancreas doesn’t produce the hormone insulin in the right amounts or at the right time to properly regulate the level of sugar in your blood. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to many troublesome health conditions, including impaired vision, heart problems, digestive issues, kidney and nerve damage, gum disease and more.
Check the diabetes health center in Avera’s online health library, where you can:
Multidisciplinary Diabetes Care
When you choose Avera, you’ll work with a team of specialists who collaborate with you to lower the risk of serious complications associated with diabetes. In addition to your primary care provider, your team may include:
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
If you experience difficult-to-heal skin conditions, sores or wounds often associated with diabetes, you may be a candidate for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Our hyperbaric medicine experts—the only ones in the Upper Midwest region—may use this intensive oxygen therapy to speed your healing.
Diabetes Support Groups
You’ll also appreciate access to diabetes support groups, where you’ll receive helpful information and get to know others who share your experience.
Resources for Diabetics & Caregivers
Take charge of your health by learning as much as you can about diabetes. Increase your support network by getting your family and caregivers involved, too. Find out more with these resources: