Nationally recognized experts deliver personalized care to Ohio State patients with diabetes and endocrine disorders.

Wexner Medical Center specialists help people improve their health through better management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and by providing expert treatment for endocrine disorders.

The Diabetes and Endocrinology team at Ohio State is nationally recognized for delivering the highest quality of care. For 19 consecutive years, U.S.News & World Report has recognized Ohio State for excellence in the treatment of diabetes and endocrine disorders.

Our Diabetes Research Center is dedicated to advancing diabetes research, education and patient care. Through our innovative research using personalized health care, we are working toward prevention, and ultimately the cure, of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Our vision is to create a world in which diabetes does not exist. We have been at the forefront of developing different modes of insulin delivery and islet cell implantation devices, as well as ways to improve methods of prevention and management of diabetes.

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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong disease in which there is a high level of sugar, called glucose, in the blood.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not make enough insulin or does not use efficiently the insulin that is produced. As a result, there is too much sugar in the blood.

Insulin Pump

An insulin pump can be programmed to deliver a continuous amount of insulin or a larger amount of insulin when needed.

Islet Transplantation

An islet transplantation could allow patients with type 1 diabetes to avoid daily insulin shots.

Complications of Diabetes

Work with your Ohio State doctor to manage your diabetes so that you can live a healthier, longer life.

Diabetes Education

Our goal is to help you manage your diabetes as well as possible so that you can enjoy greater health.

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Gestational Diabetes

A woman is said to have gestational diabetes when she has high blood sugar during pregnancy.

Glucose Monitoring

Checking your glucose (sugar) several times a day can help you improve diabetes management.

Meals and Alcohol

Ohio State doctors, nurses and dietitians can help you plan appropriate meals to manage your diabetes and improve your health.

Your Diabetes Team

The Diabetes Management Team at Ohio State includes specialists in type 1 and type 2 diabetes.


Adrenal Glands

Adrenal glands release hormones (such as adrenaline and cortisol) that affect how your body uses energy.

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Hormones travel in your bloodstream to tissue and organs where they act as regulators of bodily functions. 

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Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar (glucose). In some people, the blood sugar can be dangerously low and interfere with normal functioning. 

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The pancreas sends digestive juices into the small intestine that help break down food. The pancreas also releases hormones that help control blood sugar levels. 

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Parathyroid Gland

Parathyroid glands make parathyroid hormone (PTH), which helps the body keep the right balance of calcium and phosphorous. 

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Pituitary Gland

The pituitary gland has been called the “master control gland.” 

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Thyroid Gland

Thyroid hormones help control many activities in your body including your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and how fast you burn calories. 

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Our Diabetes Experts and Endocrinologists

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