Diabetes Care

Diabetes Team

Our endocrinologists work as part of a specialized team caring for diabetes patients. Other team members include nutritionists, physical therapists, case managers, and a diabetes educator, all trained to treat a wide range of complications that may result from this disease.

Types of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes. An auto-immune disease in which the body's immune system destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. This results in a low amount of insulin or none at all. Because of this, people with Type 1 diabetes must take insulin daily.

Type 2 Diabetes. A result of the body's inability to make enough, or to properly use, insulin. Type 2 diabetes may be controlled with diet, exercise, and weight loss, or may require oral medications, insulin injections or both.

Gestational Diabetes. A condition that occurs in pregnant women who have not been diagnosed with diabetes in the past. Gestational diabetes may be controlled with diet, exercise, and attention to weight gain. It usually disappears after delivery. Women with gestational diabetes may be at higher risk for Type 2 Diabetes later in life.

Diabetes & Heart Disease

Diabetes can increase the risk for heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and other vascular problems.

Learn more about Heart Disease

Diabetes & Wound Care

Preventing infections and taking proper care of wounds is critical for diabetic patients.

Learn more about Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

Warning Signs of Diabetes

  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Extreme fatigue and irritability
  • Frequent infections, especially the gums, bladder or skin
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet

Greenwich Hospital's Center for Behavioral and Nutritional Health

Staff at the the Center for Behavioral and Nutritional Health are certified by the American Diabetes Association to help patients manage their disease through improved health and weight loss.

Learn more about the the Center for Behavioral and Nutritional Health