Diabetes care at Mayo Clinic
- Your Mayo Clinic care team. Mayo Clinic's team of specialists works together to create a customized treatment plan for you. Your team may include a doctor, diabetes educator and registered dietitian who will work closely with you to keep your blood sugar level as close to normal as possible. Referral and prompt access to eye, kidney and foot specialists also is readily available when needed.
- Education. Mayo Clinic offers a comprehensive educational program for those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who are receiving an intensive insulin therapy — or multiple daily injection — program. The three-day educational series covers a broad range of topics, including the guidelines and principles of insulin dose adjustment on normal days, during exercise, on sick days and during special circumstances, as well as comprehensive dietary advice.
- Pediatric specialty care. Specialists in pediatric endocrinology treat children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. While receiving care at Mayo Clinic, your child will also have access to pediatric nurse diabetes educators, pediatric registered dietitians, pediatric registered nurses, pediatric social workers, child psychologists and child-life staff. If your child is newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he or she may be admitted to Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital to stabilize blood sugar levels and teach parents and older children how to manage the condition.
Expertise and rankings
- Expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise in treating people with all types of diabetes, including those with hard-to-control blood sugar. Each year, more than 50,000 people with diabetes receive care at Mayo Clinic.
- Latest research. A research partnership between Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota has the goal of finding optimal treatments and ultimately curing diabetes. Mayo Clinic researchers are on the forefront of diabetes research, with specialty labs exploring ways to regenerate insulin-producing cells and to monitor blood sugar and deliver the appropriate dose of insulin to people with type 1 diabetes (artificial pancreas).
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for diabetes and endocrinology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked highly performing for diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals in diabetes and endocrinology.
Locations, travel and lodging
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.