One in 10 Americans has diabetes, and another one in three people are well on their way to getting it.
“Ohio State’s Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center is focused on creating a world without diabetes. So we’re diving into the disease itself. We’re learning, on a molecular level, why and how diabetes affects us, and we’re finding new ways to treat and prevent it.” Click to tweet this story
Diabetes happens when the body either can't produce enough insulin or can't use insulin efficiently to process food for energy. As a result, there's too much sugar in the blood. Diabetes also contributes to other major health problems: heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage and eye disease.
That's why diabetes is a high priority at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Our diabetes and endocrinology experts are nationally recognized for delivering the highest quality of care.
We have sub-specialists who focus on type 1 and type 2 diabetes. With a personalized approach, our doctors, nurses, dietitians and certified diabetes educators team up with individuals to find the right lifestyle changes, medications and tools to effectively manage the disease and its symptoms, avoid complications and achieve each person's wellness goals.