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
Baylor Scott & White Health provides a comprehensive approach to the care of patients with diabetes. We offer services related to cardiology and pulmonology for heart and lung care, neurology for care of the nervous system, nephrology for kidney care, ophthalmology to prevent vision loss, orthopedics and physical medicine and rehabilitation and podiatry to maintain foot health.
Baylor Scott & White also offers 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
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
Find a diabetes self-management program near you.
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.
Baylor Scott & White offers support groups for patients with diabetes and their families at several locations.
Find a Diabetes Support Group