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Diabetes, Nutrition & Endocrinology

UNM Health System can help you in monitoring your diabetes and learning about your condition through the nationally certified Center for Diabetes and Nutrition Education.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes occurs when there is too much sugar in your blood, which can damage your body, and when there is a problem with your insulin hormone. Insulin helps the body take the sugar from food we eat and use it as energy.

Type 1 diabetes means that your body does not produce insulin. Patients with this condition must take insulin in order to stay alive.
Type 2 diabetes means your body still makes insulin, but it might not make enough of it or it might not work the way it should. People with type 2 diabetes may need to take insulin or other medication to keep their blood sugar from getting too high.

What is endocrinology?

Trust UNM Health System’s endocrinology experts help you with a variety of gland and hormone conditions. Endocrinology is the study of hormones and glands and their functions in different organs throughout the body.

Even though every organ system in the body secretes and uses hormones, our field focuses on those whose primary function is to secrete hormones. This includes the adrenals, pancreas, pituitary, thyroid, testes and ovaries.

What conditions do our endocrinologists treat?

Our staff is experienced in treating a number of endocrinological conditions including:

  • Diabetes mellitus 1 and 2
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Metabolic bone disorders
  • Lipid disorders
  • Hormonal treatments for transgender patients

Schedule an appointment: (505) 272-4866

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