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

Endocrinology services offered at the UNC Hospitals Outpatient Center at Eastowne provide a wide range of care 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

At the UNC Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic, we offer both individual instruction and group classes in diabetes management. Our Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and provides patients who have Type 2 diabetes with the skills and tools to better manage their diabetes. This program is covered by most insurance but usually requires a referral. For class times and to be scheduled for the next class series, please call 984-974-2950.

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 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Thursdays we are available from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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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Patient Education

Our Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

UNC Children's Specialty Clinic
101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC


UNC Hospitals Outpatient Center at Eastowne
100 Eastowne Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


UNC Enhanced Care
1000 Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill, NC



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