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Diabetes

According to recent estimates, about 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Rates of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are increasing. While those facts are alarming, advances in the care and self-management of the disease are allowing diabetes patients to live relatively normal lives.

The UNC Diabetes Center was founded in 1994 and for over 20 years has provided top quality care to meet the needs of patients with diabetes and their families. We are committed to ensuring that every person with diabetes receives the best possible care. We are widely recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for our experience and expertise in patient care, patient education and research.

Our Services

The UNC Hospitals Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic at Meadowmont provides a wide range of services to patients with diabetes, including consultative and comprehensive diabetes care, educational services and referrals to other specialists. Our staff specializes in the evaluation and therapy of all aspects of diabetes including:

  • Blood glucose management
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Cardiovascular risk reduction
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diabetes complications
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Weight management
  • Exercise training
  • Diabetes education

UNC’s expert Endocrinologists work closely with both UNC and out-of-network physicians. The following services are available on site:

  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Thyroid biopsies
  • DEXA scan (for bone density measurement)
  • Infusions: Bisphosphonates (Reclast)
  • Phlebotomy services

Patient Education

Patient education and preventive care are high priorities at the UNC Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic. One of our guiding principles is the idea that patients, not doctors or nurses, take care of diabetes on a day-to-day basis. In order to help you manage your condition, we offer both individual instruction and group classes in diabetes management.

Clinical Trials

When you volunteer to participate in a clinical trial you are helping to move the process of diabetes care forward. Your participation helps us to discover new ways to prevent, detect and treat the disease. Together we can improve the lives of people with diabetes both today and for the future. Learn more about the benefits of participating in a clinical trial at UNC.

Read more information for ongoing clinical trials at UNC.

Call our Clinic to Make an Appointment

Call (984) 974-2950 to make an appointment on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Thursdays we are available from 8 a.m. to noon. New patients will require a referral from a primary care doctor or other medical provider. 

Patient Registry

If you would like to be considered for current or future research studies, please sign up via our Patient Registry

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