Diabetes is a disorder in which your body doesn't properly produce or use insulin to convert glucose (sugars), carbohydrates and other foods into energy. Diabetes is marked by high levels of sugar in the blood because the body does not respond to insulin, a hormone that breaks down sugars into energy the body can use.

UI Diabetes Care is a leader in the treatment of people with diabetes and has developed innovative programs designed to help prevent and control diabetes.

We use a patient-centered care approach—a partnership between you and your team of physicians, nurses and dietitians—to develop a diabetes treatment plan that meets your needs.

Adult Services

The University of Iowa is a recognized leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diabetes. Clinical services include:

Pediatric Services

Our team provides consultations as well as long-term care for children with diabetes, endocrine disease, developmental endocrinology and weight management.

Why Choose Us?

The University of Iowa is home to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, one of the nation's foremost diabetes research institutions. As Iowa's most comprehensive diabetes center, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics draws upon world-class experts from multiple departments to provide services ranging from diabetes prevention to treatment, from community education to cutting-edge research. Iowa's only academic medical center is an national and international resource on diabetes.

  • In 2021-22, U.S. News & World Report listed our diabetes and endocrinology services as "high-performing"
  • Only center in Iowa to participate in the world's first Diabetes Control and Complication Trial, demonstrating how strict control of blood sugar reduces cardiovascular events.
  • Offers REACH (Reaching Euglycemia And Comprehensive Health,) an eight-week prevention program designed to help people reach euglycemia or "normal" blood sugar and prevent or delay the onset of diabetes and complications that are associated with the disease.

Academic Departments that Provide Endocrinology Care

Health Topics

For more information on endocrinology and related fields, UI Hospitals & Clinics offers the following:

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