Diabetes is a disease that affects the way the body turns sugar into energy. There are several types of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes.
At UAMS, we want you to feel engaged and empowered about managing your diabetes. We have seen first-hand that the most effective way to manage diabetes is for there to be open communication between you and your doctor. We encourage our patients to be proactive, ask questions and get involved in their care.
The Benefits of Coming to UAMS for Diabetes Care
Complications that have long been associated with diabetes, like eye disease and kidney disease, are generally preventable. But if you are a patient at UAMS and you experience these complications, our endocrinologists work closely with the eye care and kidney care experts at UAMS to address your issues as a team.
It is not unusual for people who have diabetes to also have problems with their feet. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that reduces sensation in your feet. If you have diabetic nerve damage, our endocrinologists work closely with podiatrists to care for your foot health.