Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care

At St. Luke’s Health, we take a multidisciplinary approach to address possible complications caused by diabetes.

Diabetes causes unique and chronic challenges. Your medical team will work with you to suggest lifestyle changes and a personalized health management program.

In treating this chronic disease as recommended by your primary physician, patients may be encouraged to consult with an endocrinologist (physician who specializes in glands and the hormones they produce), an eye doctor, kidney specialist, wound care expert, nutritionist, diabetes educator, and other professionals.

The pancreas is a gland that produces insulin, a hormone that controls blood sugar. When the pancreas creates too little insulin, your body is resistance to insulin, or both, you may develop diabetes. There are two main types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 develops when the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
  • Type 2 usually occurs in adulthood, but is now being diagnosed in teens and young adults because of increased obesity.
    • Gestational diabetes sometimes develops during pregnancy in non-diabetic women.

Patient Stories

Physicians restore circulation so Roy Puckett can put his best foot forward

MAY 01, 2021

Baylor St. Luke’s Physicians Save Patient’s Limb from Amputation Like most diabetics, losing a lower leg due to poor circulation to the toes was a scary thought for Roy Puckett, Jr. After he noticed some cracking in the toes in his right foot, Roy vi...

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Featured Updates

When Do Diabetics Need To Visit the ER?

NOV 10, 2020

Diabetes can lead to severe complications, and here are common medical emergencies for diabetics that require immediate emergency room care.

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The Prevalence of Heart Disease in Hispanic Populations

OCT 12, 2020

While heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States across all ethnic groups, it is of heightened concern for Hispanics. Learn why.

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