Comprehensive care for patients diagnosed with diabetes

People diagnosed with diabetes are at risk for a variety of serious health complications that require specialty care. The center is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for diabetes patients from a multidisciplinary team of specialists. Your team will consist of a physician specialist in endocrinology, a physician assistant and a nurse case manager. Communication between specialists is critical to prevent complications related to the disease. Additional specialists will also become part of your team. Our goal is to provide you with personalized care using a patient-centered approach.

Young adult clinic

At our young adult clinic – the only one of its kind in the region – you will be seen by diabetes doctors, nurses, psychologists and educators. 

Certified diabetes educators

Our certified diabetes educators are available to mentor and guide diabetes patients through personalized treatment plans. All clinical staff are certified diabetes educators or expected to get their certification. Our educators specialize in case management and assist with:

  • Creating a personalized and relationship-based plan of care
  • Defining individual goals and identifying specific needs
  • Education, training and management of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring sensors

Diabetes support services

Losing weight and exercising regularly are the two most effective steps you can take to manage diabetes or reduce your risk for diabetes. Our dietitians and exercise physiologist will help you develop a life-long wellness plan that includes custom meal planning and an activity schedule to help you successfully monitor and track your progress.

Proven tools for managing your disease

Our team supports patients medically and with a strong emphasis on the American Association Diabetes Education (AADE7™) Self-Care Behaviors for successful management of diabetes: monitoring, taking medication, healthy coping, healthy eating, problem solving, reducing risk and being active.

Diabetes research

Research holds the future for diabetes. Researchers at Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) are involved in a variety of research projects. 

Transplant options

For those suffering with chronic diabetes, speak with your doctor about whether another kind of treatment like a transplant would be worth considering. Visit our kidney diseases or our pancreatic care pages for more information.

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