Diabetes care at Mayo Clinic
- Your Mayo Clinic care team. Mayo Clinic's team of specialists works together to create a treatment plan just for you. Your team may include a health care provider, diabetes educator and registered dietitian. They work closely with you to keep your blood sugar level as close to the target range as possible. Referral and quick access to eye, kidney and foot specialists also is available when needed.
Education. Mayo Clinic offers a thorough educational program for those with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. This program is for those who are receiving an intensive insulin therapy — or multiple daily shot (injection) — program.
This interactive, virtual program is held 60 to 90 minutes per week for four consecutive weeks. The program covers many topics. These include the reasons behind insulin dose adjustment on normal days, during exercise, on sick days and during special circumstances. It also provides thorough information about healthy diets.
Pediatric specialty care. Specialists in pediatric endocrinology treat children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. While receiving care at Mayo Clinic, your child has access to pediatric nurse diabetes educators, pediatric registered dietitians, pediatric registered nurses, pediatric social workers, child psychologists and child-life staff.
Children who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes may stay in Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital. This may be to make blood sugar levels stable. The care team can also teach parents and older children how to manage the condition.
The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.
Expertise and rankings
- Expertise. Mayo Clinic health care providers have expertise in treating people with all types of diabetes. This includes those with hard-to-control blood sugar. Each year, more than 57,000 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 the best treatments and curing diabetes. Mayo Clinic researchers are on the forefront of diabetes research. Mayo Clinic has labs that focus on finding ways to regenerate insulin-producing cells and to monitor blood sugar. Researchers also explore ways to deliver the correct dose of insulin to people with type 1 diabetes using an artificial pancreas.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranks No. 1 for diabetes and endocrinology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022–2023 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.
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.
Dec. 07, 2022