Skip to main content Skip to footer


Overview of Diabetes


Diabetes is a life-long disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. It can be caused by too little insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar), resistance to insulin, or both.

There are four major types of diabetes.

  • Type I Diabetes
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Pre-Diabetes

Find a location

Find a location near you offering care for diabetes

Baylor empowered me to manage my diabetes.

Real Patients. Real Stories

Robert Barsamian, an artist, began to experience extreme fatigue and was unable to execute his artwork. After several tests, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. At his local Baylor Medical Center, Robert met one-on-one with a certified diabetes educator who explained the effects of diabetes, how to change his diet, the role of exercise and weight loss, and the importance of maintaining his blood sugar levels. He has lost 25 pounds and hopes to lose about 50 more. "The diabetes education at Baylor was very helpful. It taught me I can manage my diabetes as long as I follow certain guidelines. Feeling better has given me the ability to concentrate more and think more clearly about my work. My work and life have just blossomed."


Diabetes Services

Baylor Scott & White Health provides a comprehensive approach to the care of patients with diabetes. We also offer centers that specialize in weight loss surgery and wound care centers for patients with hard-to-heal or no-healing wounds.

  • Diabetes Self-Management Programs
  • Islet Cell Transplant Program
  • Bridges to Excellence Recognition Program
  • Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center

Diabetes Self-Management Programs

Our self-management programs to teach individuals of every age how to successfully manage diabetes and enhance their overall quality of life.

By helping you control your diabetes, these programs can help enhance your overall quality of life both short-term and long-term by:

  • Reducing your risk of diabetes complications
  • Lowering your emergency or acute care costs
  • Minimizing the need for hospital visits
  • Reducing any lost work or school time

Islet Cell Transplant Program

Islet cell transplantation is giving people with type 1 diabetes and chronic pancreatitis the possibility for new hope. Learn more about islet cell transplantation for diabetes.

Bridges to Excellence Recognition Program

Bridges to Excellence® (BTE) is a family of programs designed to reward recognized physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who improve healthcare quality and value.

Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center

The Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center at the Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center - Dallas partners individuals with medical staff, health partners and lifestyle coaches to help address the healthcare needs of those at risk for diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Scroll To Top