You may be wondering how you can better navigate keeping your blood sugar in range while at work or while exercising. Maybe you have questions about how Type 1 diabetes could play into your plans to start a family. Or you’re curious about new diabetes technology. Maybe you just need someone who “gets” what you’re going through.
Whether you just received a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis or you’ve had it for years, we understand the complexities and special challenges adults face managing Type 1 diabetes. Our team at Cleveland Clinic is ready to help and empower you to lead a happy and healthy life with diabetes.
Why Choose Cleveland Clinic for Type 1 Diabetes Care?
Managing Type 1 diabetes can involve several healthcare providers, including an endocrinologist, a primary care provider, a pharmacist, diabetes educators, a dietitian, an ophthalmologist and others. Together, our team will work with you, covering all aspects of diabetes management and care. Meet our team.
Our healthcare providers understand that there’s much more to your life than Type 1 diabetes. Your endocrinologist will get to know you as a person, not just a series of blood sugar numbers. We care about what’s important to you and personalize your care to help you feel your best.
Innovation and research:
At Cleveland Clinic, we’re committed to the science that advances the treatment of people with Type 1 diabetes. Our experts are up to date on the latest technology in pump therapy and blood sugar monitoring.
We offer many diabetes self-management group classes and individual support programs (taught by diabetes care and education specialists) to help you succeed in your day to day.
Cleveland Clinic is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Newsweek has also named us a top hospital in the world.
We know you’re busy and can’t always get to the doctor. That’s why we offer virtual visits for some appointments. With an internet-connected device, you can visit with members of your Type 1 diabetes team from the comfort of your home.
Type 1 Diabetes Management at Cleveland Clinic
We realize Type 1 diabetes is a complex condition to treat and manage. That’s why Cleveland Clinic brings together all of the experts you need to provide the most complete care possible.
There isn’t one “right” way to manage Type 1 diabetes. Everyone has different goals, challenges and access to diabetes tools. Our endocrinologists and diabetes educators have up-to-date knowledge on every kind of diabetes management technology. Whether you use an insulin pump, multiple daily injections (MDI) and/or inhalable insulin, your provider will know how to adapt your insulin needs throughout your life. They can also give you practical advice to best use the diabetes technology you have.
It’s just the same with blood sugar monitoring. Whether you use a glucometer or continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), we’ll work side by side with you.
Carefully planning your meals, maintaining a healthy weight and getting enough exercise are also important to managing Type 1 diabetes. Cleveland Clinic offers the education and support programs you’ll need.
Life events and Type 1 diabetes management
It’s true that Type 1 diabetes can make certain life events more complex, like pregnancy or having surgery. But know that our providers will be with you every step of the way during these changes to help you be as healthy and safe as possible.
Care for diabetes complications
You’ll also get care for any diabetes complications, like diabetes-related retinopathy or neuropathy. All of your providers will work together to help you be as healthy as possible in a judgment-free environment.
Taking the Next Step
It’s natural. You might feel that treating and managing your Type 1 diabetes is complicated, confusing and overwhelming. But it’s also very doable with the right team by your side. At Cleveland Clinic, we meet you where you are. Whether you’re in need of some fine-tuning or want an overhaul of your diabetes management, we’re here to help.
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