Endocrine and diabetes care in Denver
Our endocrine system regulates body functions like metabolism, reproduction, growth, digestion and mood. So, when illnesses like diabetes or thyroid disease affect a loved one, immediate attention is warranted.
The specialists within HealthONE Physician Group are your first stop to determine a health issue. After diagnostic and imaging testing, we evaluate and create an individualized treatment plan for your condition. We work to help you regain optimum health as soon as possible.
Speak to one of our experienced endocrinologists by making an appointment.
Our highly skilled, board-certified doctors have strong experience in treating endocrine diseases and hormone disorders. We have thyroid doctors, diabetes educators and hormone doctors and medical support staff with a wide range of knowledge. We work to ensure you understand your condition and you have access to the all medical resources available.
The endocrine system produces the hormones your body needs for optimum health. Our endocrinologists are highly skilled doctors with special training on the glandular system, the hormones they produce and their disorders. The endocrine system includes:
- Adrenal glands
- Hypothalamus gland
- Parathyroid glands
- Pineal gland
- Pituitary gland
- Prostate gland
- Thyroid gland
Endocrine conditions we treat
Due to the body containing several types of glands, patients can experience a range of gland disorders. Some conditions include:
- Calcium or bone disorders
- Endocrine gland cancers
- Hormone disorders related to cancer treatments
- Lipid (cholesterol) disorders
- Metabolic disorders
- Overproduction or underproduction of hormones
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Thyroid disease
Hormone treatments and services we offer
Our physicians offer a range of services for most endocrine conditions. Your treatment plan will depend on the stage and severity of your condition. Our services include but are not limited to:
- Blood and urine tests
- Diabetes education
- Continuous glucose monitoring
- Hormone therapy
- Thyroid biopsies
Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood. Your pancreas produces insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. When you don't produce enough insulin, the result is diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes occurs most frequently in children and adolescents and can develop at any age. With this disease, the body produces little to no insulin. Daily insulin injections are required to keep blood glucose levels under control.
Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is more common in adults and accounts for most diabetes cases. With this disease, the body does not properly use the insulin it produces. Most people with Type 2 diabetes require oral drugs and/or insulin to manage their blood glucose levels.
Gestational diabetes is diabetes diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth. However, it can put the mother and fetus at higher risk of developing diabetes later in life.
Signs and symptoms of diabetes
Some of the signs and symptoms of diabetes are:
- Blurred vision
- Extreme hunger
- Frequent infections, such as gums or skin infections and vaginal infections
- Frequent urination
- Increased thirst
- Slow-healing wounds
- Unexplained weight loss
Risk factors for diabetes
Risk factors for diabetes include:
- Being overweight
- Being 45 years or older
- Being African American, Native American, Latino, Asian, Indian or Pacific Islander
- Having a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes
- Being physically active less than 3 times a week
- Having had GDM or giving birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds
- Having polycystic ovary syndrome