Diabetes and Endocrinology

Diabetes is the most common disorder of the endocrine system – glands and parts of glands that help control the body’s metabolic activity. The system includes the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries and testicles.

Diabetes occurs when the body does not properly process food for energy. It is characterized by lack of the hormone insulin, which results in abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood. Our diabetes and endocrinology specialists provide diagnosis, treatment and long-term care for people living with Type 1 and 2 diabetes, endocrine disorders and metabolic disorders. Our team understands the physical, cognitive and emotional demands of diabetes and endocrine disorders.

UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology