Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at UC Health is widely recognized for excellence in patient care. We provide tertiary level clinical care for all endocrine disorders, ranging from diabetes, pituitary, adrenal, bone, lipid and thyroid disorders. We also provide integrated transgender endocrine care, as well as care for adolescent patients with endocrine disorders as they transition to adulthood. Recognized by Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in Cincinnati, our physicians are known for excellence.
Complete Range of Endocrinology Services
Education and proper self-management are essential to improving the quality of life for patients with diabetes or other endocrinology disorders. Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at UC Health is committed to providing patients and their loved ones the most in-depth, updated information and educational resources available. Our physicians see patients at UC Health’s two main campuses in Clifton and West Chester.
We treat patients with:
- Type 1 Diabetes (also known as Juvenile Diabetes)
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes
- Adrenal Disorders
- Thyroid Disorders
- Parathyroid Disorders
- Metabolic Bone Disease
- Pituitary Gland Disorders
- Menstrual Function and Fertility Disorders
- Lipid/Cholesterol Disorders
We also treat transgender people and those who seek transition care and services.
Diabetes Education Tailored to Fit Patient Needs
Diabetes is a difficult disease to manage and without proper education, patients can feel overwhelmed and scared. To help patients successfully manage their disease and live a healthy lifestyle, UC Health Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism offers group and individual education classes. These classes are completely tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient and review several important topics relating to diabetes management, including:
- Carbohydrate counting
- Insulin management – when ill and when healthy
- Importance of exercise
- General diet management
- Blood glucose monitoring and targets
- Problem solving for high and low blood sugar
- Preventative care
- Signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- Guidelines for dining out
Sessions can last 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the patient’s needs. The number of sessions varies as well, with an average of 2-3 sessions per patient, conveniently offered at UC Health campuses in Clifton and West Chester.
Groundbreaking Research for Better Patient Outcomes
Current research activities in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism are focused on diabetes, integrated mechanisms causing obesity, metabolic signaling, lung and brain development and rare genetic lipid disorders.
- UC Health endocrinologist and UC faculty member Robert Cohen, MD, is leading the local portion of a 37-site National Institutes of Health-funded study comparing the efficacy of four different diabetes medications in combination with a commonly prescribed first-line treatment.
Diabetes Management Program Goes Hospital-Wide
DiabetesNow! was established at University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 2006 by a team of physicians, nurses and pharmacists to address a growing need for resources and education surrounding the care of diabetes and endocrinology inpatients. It offers intensive practitioner education and a protocol on insulin use, and establishes diabetes resource specialists for every unit in the hospital. This original program is just one example of the groundbreaking work at UC Health to improve patient care and treatment.
If you have any questions or need to set an appointment, please call us today, (513) 475-7400.