36 hospitals and health systems with great diabetes and endocrinology programs | 2023

Becker's is thrilled to name 36 hospitals and health systems with great diabetes and endocrinology programs.

The following hospitals and health systems offer services that support patients' endocrine systems. These programs provide diagnoses, education, medication, cutting-edge technology and clinical research to improve the lives of patients suffering from endocrine disorders like diabetes, thyroid diseases, metabolic disorders and more. 

Note: This list is not exhaustive and is not an endorsement of included organizations or healthcare providers. Organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. We extend a special thank you to Rhoda Weiss for her contributions to this list. Organizations are presented in alphabetical order. 

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AdventHealth Orlando (Fla.). AdventHealth Diabetes Institute, which is ranked among U.S. News and World Report's top 35 diabetes programs, is headquartered at AdventHealth Orlando’s 1,374-bed hospital and extends into Central Florida at community-based practices. In addition to 26 physicians and advanced practitioners, the institute includes dietitians, social workers and an executive chef to help patients learn how to cook healthy meals to support their diagnoses. The institute has over 165,000 patients visits annually and provides more than $60,000 each year in scholarships for those needing diabetes education. In 2023, 95% of patients lowered their A1C by 2.3 points, from a baseline of 8. AdventHealth’s Translational Research Institute manages over $2 million in diabetes-specific research. It is one of few health systems to combine a state-of-the-art facility with unique equipment to conduct clinical research, with trials designed specifically for their condition. AdventHealth served as a screening site and became one of the first health systems to administer TZIELD, the first drug to delay progression of Type 1 diabetes by up to three years in adults and up to eight years in children. Other revolutionary studies include RECODE, which examines how long Covid-19 impacts those with diabetes, and a MoTrPAC study exploring what happens deep within the body during and after exercise and maps molecular changes. 

Advocate Health (Charlotte, N.C.). Advocate Health's diabetes and endocrinology program provides a comprehensive care plan for patients, helping improve quality of life and reduce patient health complications. The system provides patients with personalized care plans to help with nutrition, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Its team offers endocrinology, primary care, diet and nutrition, fitness and weight loss, heart and vascular care, ophthalmology, podiatry, wound care and support services. Through the combined efforts of Advocate Physician Partners, the system is conducting vital diabetes research and helping establish the best methods to manage the condition. Recent results show that Advocate Physician Partners performed above the national average on eight of nine measures in diabetes treatment. The system also specializes in treating athletes who suffer from Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. 

Ascension (St. Louis). Ascension's specialists help with the diagnosis and treatment of all endocrine conditions, from adrenal insufficiency and Addison's disease to all forms of diabetes. The team specializes in help with blood sugar monitoring, diabetes education and support, and insulin pump therapy. The team also offers diabetes self-management programs that focus on physical and emotional health. Its diabetes instructors help patients better understand the condition and how to monitor blood glucose at home, administer medicine and make healthy food choices. Its specialists also offer personalized nutritional counseling.

Avera Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Avera Health provides treatment for a variety of hormone and endocrine disorders, including cholesterol conditions, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, osteoporosis, hormonal dysregulation, thyroid conditions and more. The endocrinology department provides tailored, personalized care for each patient's condition. For patients with diabetes, Avera offers multidisciplinary care and self-management education programs, many of which are nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association. 

Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). At Baylor Scott & White Health, endocrinologists research and address issues with the glands. This includes diabetes, thyroid diseases, metabolic disorders, menopause, metabolic bone disease, hypertension and lipid disorders. Experts lead groundbreaking research, provide innovative treatments and meticulously craft management programs. The system offers diabetes self-management education programs, which cover topics that are necessary for living well with diabetes. Baylor Scott & White also offers islet cell transplant for those with chronic pancreatitis, and is the first hospital in the southwest to perform the transplantation for those with Type 1 diabetes. 

Boston Medical Center. Affiliated with Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center's endocrinology division comprises highly experienced physicians who advance clinical research and provide expert care. The Clinical Diabetes Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association since 1993 for excellent patient education for people with diabetes. Recognizing the inequities associated with diabetes diagnosis and care, BMC’s Health Equity Accelerator analyzed internal data to identify the gaps and improve patient outcomes, finding that Black primary care patients were 2.3 times more likely to develop prediabetes, and Black and Hispanic or Latino primary care patients were 1.4 times more likely to develop uncontrolled diabetes. With this information, BMC’s population health specialists identify patient communities to screen for diabetes and for diabetes-related depression. The medical center also helps patients access continuous glucose monitors that capture a comprehensive overview of patients’ blood sugar throughout the day and decrease the number of daily finger pricks. This initiative led to over one third of BMC’s Black and Hispanic or Latino patients reducing their A1C level by 9% in the first six months of the program. 

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (Ann Arbor, Mich.). With a focus on research and helping children with diabetes live long, healthy lives, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital program was ranked in the top 25 in the nation for children’s diabetes and endocrinology hospitals by U.S. News and World Report for 2023-24. The diabetes program is one of the largest established programs in Michigan, and evaluates about 150 newly diagnosed children each year, along with ongoing care and maintenance of more than 1,300 children and adolescents with diabetes. Team members include physicians, certified nurse educators, certified diabetes dietitian educators, social workers and psychologists. The program provides in-depth instruction for families on how to manage diabetes. Educational initiatives focus on providing families tools to manage their child’s disease through group classes and education about the latest diabetes technology like insulin, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. Patients can participate in numerous research studies led by faculty members. These include the link between childhood obesity and long-term endocrine consequences and prevention of Type 1 diabetes. 

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (Calif.). Children’s Hospital of Orange County's endocrinology program is consistently ranked among the top 30 of Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The team of board-certified endocrinologists and specialists provides diagnostic evaluations and the latest minimally invasive, leading-edge treatments for newborns, adolescents and young adults. Annually, the diabetes program diagnoses and treats over 3,000 Type 1 diabetes patients and 800 Type 2 diabetes patients, utilizing digital retinal imaging, point-of-care urine microalbumin and point-of-care lipid screenings. In collaboration with other subspecialties, the program also supports patients through the Endocrine Effects of Cancer Survivorship program, thyroid cancer program and cystic fibrosis-related diabetes program. Pediatric endocrinologists also help support families by developing an individualized approach to early diagnosis and complications management associated with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects growth, metabolism, appetite, behavior and learning. Part of an ongoing dedication to equity and access to care, CHOC partners with organizations to offer low- to no-cost genetic testing.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia endocrinology and diabetes division is one of the largest pediatric endocrinology and diabetes centers in the nation. It is also home to one of the few centers in the nation dedicated to the unique medical needs of children and adolescents with thyroid disease. The division’s experts see patients with a variety of conditions, including thyroid, adrenal and pituitary disorders; calcium, bone health and mineral metabolism disorders; diabetes; and hyperinsulinism and many other hypoglycemia disorders. Its Pediatric Thyroid Center, one of the busiest centers of its kind in the nation, has extensive expertise in thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. The center has performed more than 900 thyroid surgeries since its founding in 2014, and its team of experts performs fine-needle aspiration biopsies of thyroid nodules in children. The division is also home to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center, which has treated more than 1,600 patients, performed more than 625 pancreatectomies and completed more than 470 18F-DOPA PET scans. The center’s cure rate for focal hyperinsulinism is 97%. For 2023-24, the division of endocrinology and diabetes earned the No. 3 ranking on U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll. 

Christus Health (Irving, Texas). Christus specialists treat patients with Type 1, Type 2, gestational and pre-diabetes. The system offers several locations throughout the state to treat patients dealing with elevated A1C levels. Christus also has medical teams specializing in diabetes-related inflammation, diabetic retinopathy and eye disease. 

CommonSpirit Health (Chicago). CommonSpirit Health offers comprehensive services designed to help patients take control of diabetes, reduce its risks and live an active life. Its physicians, educators, nurses and dietitians work with patients to create individualized plans designed to control their diabetes. The system specializes in preventive care, diabetes counseling, education and management. The system also offers classes and resources for diabetes prevention. Its education program classes focus on taking the first steps to care, building skills, healthy coping, and setting realistic goals and expectations. They also offer classes on living with diabetes and controlling blood sugar patterns. 

Cook County Health (Chicago). Cook County's diabetes and endocrinology program has eight specialized physicians in addition to pharmacy experts, registered nurses and psychiatrists. The program has expanded access to un- and under-insured patients in the region, combining the latest diabetes medical therapy along with technology and lifestyle changes. The system has also expanded its diabetes care and management program to Provident Hospital. The system has dedicated lifestyle centers that offer exercise and nutrition programs. Cook County Health has adopted genetic molecular marker testing to improve the diagnostic accuracy of thyroid fine needle aspirations in order to avoid unnecessary surgery, while also individualizing the initial surgical treatment approach to thyroid cancer. The system is currently developing clinics for lipids and chronic kidney disease as well. 

Endeavor Health (Evanston, Ill.). Endeavor Health's endocrinology program was ranked as No. 13 in the nation by US News & World Report for 2023-24. The system features accredited American Diabetes Association diabetes education programs at its hospitals, which offer designated inpatient diabetes care and education specialists. The Elmhurst Diabetes Center at Elmhurst Hospital includes an outpatient program with a diabetes navigator, support groups, an advisory team, a task force oversight committee and more. The Endeavor Health endocrinology team has published more than 45 publications over the past 10 years. The team has conducted research on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, monogenic diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular outcomes, renal outcomes and atypical diabetes.

Hackensack Meridian Health (Edison, N.J.). Hackensack Meridian Health takes a coordinated approach to caring for endocrine and metabolic conditions, staffing endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, registered dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, certified diabetes care and education specialists and more experts. Patients with diabetes are educated on diabetes self-management and trained on the use of continuous glucose monitors. Patient outreach is offered between visits, utilizing diabetes software programs updating devices in real-time. HMH also implemented a Defeat Diabetes Campaign in 2019, fighting to optimize patient care through education, workflow optimization and data capture. 

MemorialCare (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Part of MemorialCare health system, MemorialCare Medical Group launched the ACTIVE Diabetes Program in 2012 through a grant. The pioneering initiative specializes in comprehensive care of patients with complicated diabetes. Having successfully served thousands of patients, the program utilizes the expertise of a multidisciplinary healthcare team of pharmacists, dietitians and social workers. In conjunction with primary care, the program addresses motivational barriers to guide patients in adopting vital lifestyle changes, medication management and education. The ACTIVE Diabetes Program emphasizes holistic and patient-centered approaches, consistently helping patients achieve improved A1Cs. 

Mercy (St. Louis). Mercy's endocrinology department includes doctors and registered dietitians who help prevent and treat diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Their work aims to help patients to live active, healthy lives. Common endocrine conditions they treat include diabetes, thyroid conditions, metabolism issues and reproductive issues. Mercy offers many diabetes-specific services, including classes, individual education and counseling, medication management, follow-up support and education, and a monthly diabetes support group. 

Nebraska Medicine (Omaha). As one of the state’s most comprehensive providers of advanced diabetes and endocrinology treatments, Nebraska Medicine’s diabetes and endocrinology team comprises 18 leading specialists and researchers, six fellows and four advanced practice providers. These experts span specialties in diabetes management, adrenal gland care, bone health and osteoporosis, carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors, hormone care, pancreatic care, parathyroid care, pituitary disease, skull-based surgery, thyroid cancer and thyroid care. Nebraska Medicine is one of the state’s only healthcare providers to offer a collaborative endocrine oncology program, as well as a comprehensive skull base program. In addition, the diabetes stewardship program reduces patient harm related to insulin administration and optimizes institutional glucometric outcomes. The stewardship program is a multidisciplinary partnership with endocrine providers, diabetes educators, pharmacists, electronic health records system analysts and medication safety coordinators. Nebraska Medicine has been awarded the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists' Best Practices Award for its project, which looks at the impact of a diabetes stewardship pharmacist model on enhancing patient safety outcomes and cost avoidance. It is Joint Commission accredited for advanced inpatient diabetes care and is part of the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Program. 

Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s (Louisville, Ky.). The Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute, a part of Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s, supports the care of 100,000 patients through personalized treatment plans, featuring the latest technology in glucose monitoring and insulin pumps. The team of more than 50 providers and specialists, spanning eight locations, includes board-certified, fellowship-trained endocrinologists, diabetes nurse practitioners, certified diabetes educators, exercise physiologists, social workers, pharmacists and more. Programs include the Christenson Family Sports and Activity Program to address the impact diabetes has on physical activity, maternal-fetal medicine program for pregnant patients with Type 1 diabetes, a college and transitional care program, a diabetes nutrition program, a behavioral health program, research and clinical trials, and support groups for patients and families. The pediatric diabetes and endocrinology program through Norton Children’s Endocrinology, affiliated with the University of Louisville School of Medicine, is ranked in the top 50 nationally by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-24. A recent $15 million gift from the Lift a Life Novak Family Foundation is the starting point for a $60 million vision to further expand facilities for diabetes patients, expand the workforce, increase patient support, expand programming and increase research.

OSF HealthCare (Peoria, Ill.). As a leader in value-based care and a participant in the Medicare Shared Savings program, meeting performance metrics for ACO and all patients is a critical focus for OSF. The integrated health system offers comprehensive population health support to 66,000 diabetic patients across 150 care sites. Guided by an ambulatory quality and safety team in collaboration with OSF Medical Group - Primary Care offices, crucial health factors are monitored. To maintain the well-being of diabetic patients, compliance with essential screenings, including HbA1C and blood pressure control, retinopathy, nerve damage and kidney function is encouraged and carefully monitored. An AI-powered clinical platform is revolutionizing detection of diabetic retinopathy through on-site eye exams, which has resulted in identifying diabetic retinopathy in more than 25% of nearly 1,500 diabetic patients. Efficient and swift identification of at-risk patients enables timely interventions to potentially avert diabetes-related vision loss. OSF also offers group and individual education classes, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, a diabetes supply program, diagnostics and labs, medication management, insulin pump therapy, physician consultations, and endocrinology care and treatment.

Penn Medicine (Philadelphia). Penn Medicine's Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Program is a national leader in the diagnosis, treatment and management of a wide spectrum of endocrine disorders in patients of diverse backgrounds, including diabetes, thyroid, adrenal, pituitary disorders, obesity and metabolic conditions. Anchored by Penn's NIH-funded Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center, one of only 11 such centers in the nation, the clinical and research teams specialize exclusively in endocrine disorder. Utilizing innovative tools such as ultrasound for identifying abnormal parathyroid glands, Penn's endocrinologists prioritize restoring normal hormonal balance through medication, therapies and nutrition. The program is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion through clinical and community engagement, as well as education and research. The system offers a unique fellowship program with proficiency in diverse endocrine disorders, as well as post-doctoral training in basic, translational, or clinical research, preparing future doctors to provide expert patient care or pursue investigative careers in the field.

Phoenix Children’s. Phoenix Children’s Endocrinology and Diabetes Program is one of the nation's largest, serving over 6,400 children annually. It features a cardiometabolic risk assessment, research and education program that reduces the risk of chronic conditions. In addition, it offers clinics for cancer survivors, pituitary patients, bone marrow transplant patients, and patients diagnosed with severe bone disorders. It also includes a robust diabetes program for those with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, providing personalized, multidisciplinary care that utilizes research, self-management support, and the latest diabetes management technologies. Committed to ensuring quality outcomes for its patients, the clinical team has successfully reduced the A1C levels for Medicaid Type 1 diabetes patients from 9.9% to 8.8% over the past few years. The hospital is addressing the nationwide shortage of endocrinology providers by providing multiple endocrinology training programs, including a three-year fellowship program for physicians, a training program for nurses and diabetes educators, and other programs for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Providence (Renton, Wash.). Providence's endocrinology program combines the expertise of physicians, surgeons and associates to improve patients' hormonal health. Specialists work to treat a range of endocrine and hormone conditions, including diabetes, menopause, infertility, hypertension, bone metabolism and osteoporosis, thyroid disease and imbalance, growth conditions and more. 

RWJBarnabas Health (West Orange, N.J.). RWJBarnabas Health's Chronic Illness Management Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital offers a unique, multidisciplinary, four-week diabetes management program for children and adolescents. The program provides intensive medical care, psychotherapy, nutrition education, diabetes education, physical and occupational therapy, recreation therapy and child life services, with psychiatric consulting and testing available if needed. This inpatient program has led to consistent A1C and fructosamine reduction, diabetes knowledge improvement, fewer hospital admissions, quality of life enhancement and more. The diabetes program is strengthening its referral pipeline and has seen increased interest from patients from several states, as well as from other institutions who wish to collaborate. The program's outpatient follow-up clinic recently applied for accreditation as a recognized education program with the American Diabetes Association.

Renown Health (Reno, Nev.). Renown Health's endocrinology service line uses evidence-based quality improvement to increase survival rates for endocrinology patients. These patients range from those with adrenal, pituitary and thyroid conditions to endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disorders. Called Reliable and Exact Care, this approach reduces clinical variation, optimizes resources, and improves the quality of care. Workflows and reporting are designed by an integrated team of clinicians and operators who own the work, resulting in meaningful, real-time and actionable data grounded in latest scientific literature. An all-or-nothing measurement strategy is used to assess outcomes. For example, to meet type 2 diabetes all-or-nothing metric, patients need to receive all required care for seven different evidence-based metrics. This approach ensures comprehensive and standardized diabetes care across Renown Health. A target was set for providers and clinics to have 25% of their patients achieve this goal. At the start of the initiative, 6% of providers and 10% of clinics met this target. At the end of the 18 months, this increased to 50% of providers and 63% of clinics, and the percentage of patients meeting all seven metrics improved by 104%.

Saint Francis Health System (Tulsa, Okla.). Saint Francis Health System has eight endocrinologists, two nurse diabetes educators and two dietitians specializing in diabetes management on staff. Two years ago, the system fully revamped its endocrinology department to better serve its state, which has one of the highest Type 2 diabetes cases in the nation. The system's multidisciplinary approach includes primary care, ophthalmology, cardiology, nephrology, lifestyle medicine and podiatry. Through its Medicare Advantage program, the system has 1,900 people with diabetes assigned to primary care providers who offer educational classes, gestational diabetes courses and insulin pump training. The system also offers a premier gym and gym classes for its diabetes patients for free. In 2024, the system plans to launch a lifestyle medicine program for patients with diabetes. The program helps patients track six pillars of health, including healthful eating, physical activity, improving sleep, managing stress, forming relationships and avoiding risky substances.

Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Sanford Health's endocrinology department employs experts in diagnosis, treatment and management of hormone imbalances and disorders. These specialists assist with diabetes, thyroid problems, metabolic disorders and adrenal disorders. Sanford Health has been recognized in particular for its advanced diabetes care by the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate, awarded for its diabetes self-management education program. Sanford Health also offers patients the opportunity to participate in innovative clinical trials. 

St. Luke's Hospital (St. Louis). St. Luke's has six registered dietitians and certified diabetes care and education specialists on staff. The program has been providing care since 2000, offering self-management education and support, an intensive diabetes management program, medical nutrition therapy, a Medicare diabetes prevention program and intensive behavioral therapy for obese patients. The system recently developed a program to control diabetes in its most challenging patients, those with an A1C higher than 9%. Patients enrolled in the program are closely monitored through ongoing phone and email contact, with glucose readings continuously reviewed by physicians. 

Tanner Health System (Carrollton, Ga.). Tanner Health System has cultivated a program for chronic disease management called Get Healthy, Live Well. Through this program, patients can access free classes on nutrition, exercise, and one-on-one consultations with dietitians and health coaches. Underserved patients benefit from the innovative Food as Medicine program, which supplies them with fresh food. The program partners with medical staff, Tanner Medical Group, the West Georgia Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, and 12 regional primary care clinics. 

Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston). Texas Children's Hospital's Diabetes and Endocrine Care Center is a leader in research and treatment of children with diabetes and endocrine disorders, ranked No. 2 on U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll list for over 10 years. The center works with patients national and international patients, treating conditions including congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing syndrome, DiGeorge syndrome, growth hormone deficiency, hyper- and hypocalcemia, hyper- and hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome, precocious puberty and rickets, prediabetes, and Type 1 and 2 diabetes. As one of the largest providers of its type in the nation, the center sees over 31,000 outpatient clinic visits annually and offers three inpatient facilities in Houston, with another opening in Austin in February. Current research studies include: understanding how type 1 and type 2 diabetes develop in children and the prevention and treatment of these diseases; understanding other forms of diabetes in children and developing individualized treatment strategies; understanding and developing new therapeutics for obesity in children; developing new treatment approaches for various endocrine conditions such as Prader-Willi Syndrome and endocrinopathies in cancer survivors; and developing improved diagnostic and treatment for thyroid cancer in children.  

Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.). Trinity Health's diabetes care and nutrition program offers patients a full range of services, from prevention to education and treatment. The program operates under a patient-first philosophy, helping at-risk patients control their blood sugar levels to avoid other medical conditions. Board-certified endocrinologists also work alongside Trinity Health's certified diabetes educators, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians and other specialists as necessary to tailor therapies for patient-specific needs. The system also offers medical nutrition therapy and multispecialty care, bringing in ophthalmologists, audiologists and more to treat the lasting effects of diabetes on patient health.

​​UC Davis Health (Sacramento, Calif.). UC Davis Health's division for endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism provides accurate diagnoses and tailored treatments for patients with endocrine conditions. Staff members include endocrinologists specializing in diabetes, hormone imbalances, bone disorders, thyroid cancer, adrenal hormonal excesses and deficiencies, high blood pressure caused by endocrine hormones, and other metabolic or endocrine gland conditions. Among the program's recent accomplishments are the establishment of a new endocrine XY clinic for children with X and Y chromosome variations, a new endocrine cardiometabolic clinic and a dedicated transplant endocrinology clinic that is one of very few nationwide. The system's inpatient glycemic team, a specialized diabetes program, has seen great improvements in patient outcomes, including lower rates of hyper- and hypoglycemia. The team recently implemented an electronic health record-based insulin infusion calculator software to improve patient safety and comply with regulatory requirements. In August 2023, UC Davis Health was named a high performing hospital in diabetes treatment by U.S. News & World Report and its diabetes and endocrinology specialty was tied for No. 33 nationally.

UPMC (Pittsburgh). UPMC's endocrinology department serves those with diabetes, hormone disorders, and other endocrine system issues. They also treat cancers and non-cancerous growths, as well as obesity and osteoporosis. Endocrine experts work cross-functionally with other health experts since hormones are so deeply connected to many other bodily systems. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside is nationally ranked in endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-24.

UChicago Medicine. UChicago Medicine has 21 specialists trained in treating adult and pediatric diabetic conditions. The program is a combined section of adult and pediatric endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, focusing on a diverse array of endocrine conditions. Current clinical faculty at the system were the first to characterize and define the etiology of resistance to thyroid hormone and the first to identify insulin gene mutations as a cause of permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus. The system is also home to a diabetes research and training center, which has been funded by the NIH for 46 years. In addition, it received over $10 million dollars in research funding direct costs during fiscal year 2023. The system monitors episodes of hypoglycemia among hospitalized patients, times meals appropriately to address blood sugar issues and has helped decrease the number of serious diabetic events among patients. The team has also increased its ambulatory efforts, optimizing social worker support and reaching out to health nursing teams to engage with discharged patients and make sure they are supported. 

University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus (Baltimore). UMD has 144 beds and nine specialists in its diabetes and endocrinology department. Its specialists help adults and childrens with Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. The system offers onsite A1C testing, complication screening, diabetes medication management, continuous glucose monitor management, weight counseling, genetic counseling, foot care and more. Its team also includes eye, kidney and heart specialists, all available in the same building. The system also places a major emphasis on education, offering large and small group sessions led by diabetes educators. Sessions offer stress management, lifestyle coaching and eating advice. UMD also offers free community health screenings for 15,000 diabetes and high blood pressure patients annually. It also runs a patient engagement program in collaboration with Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System, providing training and resources for healthcare providers treating diabetes.

University of Michigan Health (Ann Arbor). Ranked in the top 50 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings, the U-M Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes and Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute are committed to preventing, treating and curing all forms of diabetes through patient care and advanced research. Comprehensive clinics allow patients with diabetes, diabetes complications and other hormone-related issues to receive state-of-the-art care and the option of participating in local and national diabetes research studies. CDI’s hundreds of members were featured in more than 1,700 research publications in 2022 and have various areas of focus, one of which being a partnership with JDRF and the Mary Tyler Moore Vision Initiative to better support patients who experience vision loss from diabetes. Within MEND is the U-M Health Weight Management Program, a 2-year, highly structured, multi-disciplinary and multi-component lifestyle intervention that helps individuals lose weight, keep it off, and reverse or prevent underlying associated health conditions. The program has several resources and providers available who are dedicated to educating, motivating and empowering individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices. 

Virtua Health (Marlton, N.J.). Virtua Health's endocrinology department has 15 physicians who saw 43,314 patients in the last year alone, 90% of which had diabetes. Virtua endocrinologists are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating a wide range of endocrine and metabolic conditions ranging from diabetes to hormone and thyroid disorders to cancers. Virtua’s certified diabetes educators help patients manage their health while significantly lowering their risk for long-term complications. Patients are educated on diabetes self-management and insulin-management skills and on proper diet and exercise.The self-management education program has been recognized for its high-quality education efforts from the American Diabetes Association. In 2023, Virtua launched the Young Adult Diabetes Support Group for 18 to 35-year-old patients. There is also a support group for individuals with diabetes who are insulin users. This group helps with the management of blood glucose monitors and insulin pumps. Diabetes management techniques are taught to help patients fit diabetes into their lives. Virtua also sponsors a virtual support group for Type 2 diabetes patients. In 2023, Virtua furthered its partnership with Rowan University to create the Virtua Health College of Medicine and Health Sciences of Rowan University. Over the past 12 months, diabetes patients who received diabetes nutrition education through Virtua saw a 1% or more decline in their A1C levels. 

WellSpan Health (York, Pa.). WellSpan has 13 providers on staff who specialize in diabetes and endocrinology. Its endocrinologists partner with other WellSpan specialists to provide an integrated, collaborative patient care plan to treat a patient’s whole body, rather than just the symptoms of health issues. Its diabetes program focuses on equipping patients for lifelong diabetes management and care. The system has a diabetes education program, which works with patients, their families, healthcare professionals and community members. WellSpan employs 18 diabetes educators across its system. Its education program also offers access to group self-management classes, individual diabetes sessions, medical nutrition therapy, injection instruction, glucometer training, insulin pump preparation and review and continuous glucose monitoring training.

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