62 Tilley Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403-4407
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There is no cure for diabetes, but there are many treatments available which allow people with diabetes to lead long and healthy lives. It is important to work with your diabetes care team to develop an individual diabetes treatment and self-care plan.
In all types of diabetes, there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. Keeping your blood glucose in target range is the key to successful diabetes control and living well with diabetes. Blood glucose levels are controlled by lifestyle changes and medications including insulin. Your diabetes care team will determine your blood glucose target range.
Types of Diabetes We Treat
We treat all types of diabetes, including the following:
- Type 1 Diabetes - previously known as juvenile diabetes, Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease which occurs most commonly in children or young adults but can occur at any age. People with type 1 diabetes are no longer able to produce insulin. This can be a life threatening situation. Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin injections or an insulin pump. Visit the American Diabetes Association for more information on type 1 diabetes.
- LADA- Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults - this type of diabetes occurs in adults and may be confused with type 2 diabetes. LADA is treated with insulin.
- Type 2 Diabetes - a chronic condition that develops over time, in type 2 diabetes the body becomes insulin deficient. Treatment involves lifestyle modifications such as diet changes, increased physical activity and weight management; oral or injectable diabetes medications may also be used. Visit the American Diabetes Association for more information on type 2 diabetes.
- Prediabetes is diagnosed when blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Prediabetes often progresses to diabetes. Visit the American Diabetes Association for more information on prediabetes.
- Gestational Diabetes is a condition in which a woman who previously has not had diabetes develops high blood glucose levels during pregnancy. Screening for gestational diabetes is performed at 24-28 weeks of pregnancy. Treatment of gestational diabetes is important to prevent complications for both mother and baby. Visit the American Diabetes Association for more information on gestational diabetes.
Research & Clinical Trials
We have an active clinical research program and are currently conducting several major diabetes studies. Patients who participate in research studies receive free diabetes care, medication and diabetes supplies. Research studies are supervised by physicians and the University of Vermont review board.
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