DIABETES SERVICES

West Coast Endocrine, Inc. continues to be a
leader in the field of Diabetes treatment.

Our staff is experienced and dedicated in managing Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes and Autoimmune Diabetes.

We offer onsite CGMS (Continuous Glucose Monitoring system) and Insulin pump training. We have an in-house registered dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. West Coast Endocrine is dedicated to providing patient-centered, state of the art medical care for adult patients with endocrine disorders. We specialize in diabetes and weight management issues.

We believe treating diabetes and other endocrine disorders takes a team approach. And that team includes you. We customize our care toward the needs of each patient. Most importantly, we recognize that the best results come when everyone is working together.

General Diabetes Services

We offer a full range of services diabetes & endocrinological services including: - Continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) - Ambulatory DEXCOM sensor placement - Insulin Pump start ups - One-on-one nutrition counseling - Diabetes Support group - Diabetes Referral source

Insulin pump therapy

Our office can work with you to provide information and answer questions about the various insulin pumps available and help choose the pump most suitable for your lifestyle. Once you've received your insulin pump, we can continue to provide assistance from pump initiation to advanced insulin pump management.
What is an Insulin Pump?
An insulin pump is a medical device that is worn externally to deliver insulin for a patient with diabetes mellitus. It can be used for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It infuses rapid acting insulin (Humalog, Novolog, or Apidra) continuously for background coverage, as well as deliver boluses for meals and correction of elevated sugars. Insulin pump therapy allows for intensive diabetes management without having to administer multiple daily injections with an insulin syringe or an insulin pen. Medtronic Ominpod TSlim Animas Accu-chek

Continuous glucose monitoring system

CGMS is approved by the FDA and is available as an outpatient service in our office. Patients are able to wear it for a week, and once returned, blood sugars are downloaded into a chart for the physician and patient to review. You are also able to obtain your own CGMS for use at home.
What is a CGMS?
Continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) is a tool that utilizes a small sensor to measure glucose levels from interstitial fluid for 6 to 7 days. It is inserted underneath the skin, and will measure a person's glucose levels every 5 minutes for the entire time it is worn. Parameters are set to alert a person for a low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or a high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). In addition to a person's blood sugar, it can also inform the patient of whether the blood sugar is trending upward or downward. This allows the patient to actually see the correlation between food and blood sugar. Dexcom Medtronic

Diabetes Education

All of our providers are Certified Diabetes Educators. The cornerstone to diabetes care is self-management. We believe it is important that our patients have the resources to obtain the skills necessary to control their disease on a day-to-day basis.
 

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  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • endocrine society
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • american diabetes association