Services For Adults

Diabetes Care

UMCDE is designed to treat adults with Type 1, Type 2 and other forms of diabetes – whether you are newly diagnosed or have been coping with diabetes for years. 

The program has been carefully designed to help people with diabetes take charge of their own health and well-being. Our team of board certified endocrinologists, podiatrists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, certified diabetes nurse educators, nutritionists and other providers can help you enjoy a better quality of life through careful planning, monitoring and management. Our patients often see better results with this team approach. 

 

Specialized services include:

  • Onsite HbA1c testing with results during visit
  • Complication screening, prevention and treatment
  • Medication management
  • Insulin pump and continuous glucose sensor management
  • Weight  management and nutritional counseling
  • Pre-pregnancy and gestational diabetes glucose and nutritional management
  • Foot care
  • Smoking cessation assistance
  • Management of rare and atypical forms of diabetes
  • Clinical trials

Diabetes Education Resources

Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, the UMCDE’s individual and group classes help patients develop skills and knowledge to better care for their diabetes. Components of the education program include:

  • Comprehensive diabetes self-management program
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Medication management
  • Nutrition and meal planning
  • Diabetes and pregnancy
  • Diabetes support group
  • Special interest topics:
    • Traveling with diabetes
    • Understanding your heart health
    • Women and diabetes
    • Men and diabetes
    • Exercising during the winter
    • Carbohydrate counting

You can make a change for life! 

Learn more about the Diabetes Prevention Program.

If your health care provider has said you are at high risk of developing diabetes, you may be eligible to be part of a free, four month class through the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus. You will be taught lifestyle changes so you can prevent Type 2 diabetes. That's a positive change that can add years to your life!

The University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus is sponsoring this 16-week lifestyle change and prevention program to help you reduce your risk and take charge of your health! The Diabetes Prevention Program or DPP will meet weekly for four months, then once a month for 6 months to help you maintain healthy lifestyle changes. During each session, your lifestyle coaches will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion on various topics such as eating healthy, adding physical activity, managing stress, and ways to stay on track when eating out. They will also help you set goals, build relationships with other participants, work as a team to meet challenges, and help with ways to stay motivated.

If you are interested in being a part of the next class, please contact:

Mariellen Synan
Community Outreach Manager
msynan@umm.edu
410.328.8402

The next session starts in November.

The Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  It is proven to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay development of Type 2 Diabetes.


Distinction in Diabetes Care

Our physicians have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Diabetes, making them part of an elite group that is publicly recognized for skill in providing the highest-level diabetes care.

 UMCDE's education program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Program and meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.


Endocrine Disorders Services

Diagnosing endocrine disorders can be very challenging, but UMCDE endocrinologists are experts in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions.

UMCDE provides diagnostic and treatment services for patients with all types of endocrine disorders. In addition to the diabetes center, there are several multidisciplinary practices focusing on endocrine disorders including:

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Bone, calcium and other metabolic bone disorders
  • Endocrine tumors
  • Hypogonadal disorders
  • Lipid abnormalities
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Hirsutism
  • Gynecomastia

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 855-979-8667.