Pre-diabetes is a medical diagnosis. You may be at risk if you:
- Are over age 45
- Have a parent or sibling with diabetes
- Have high cholesterol or triglycerides, or high blood pressure
- Women who were diagnosed with gestational diabetes
- Are overweight
Diabetes is preventable! Take charge of your health and let us help you with:
- Weight management
- Diabetes prevention programs
- Cardiovascular risk assessment and reduction
- Physical activity goals
Gestational Diabetes is a condition in which your blood glucose (blood sugar) is high during pregnancy. If uncontrolled, it can affect how well you feel during your pregnancy and your baby’s health. In our program, expectant mothers with gestational diabetes will learn what the blood glucose targets are, how and when to check blood glucose levels, and what to eat and how to move to help the blood glucose stay in the target range. (Also, see Pregnancy Planning for Patients with Diabetes under Treatment and Services)
Endocrine and hormonal disorders
UofL Physicians – Endocrinology provides sophisticated, cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic care for patients with a broad range of hormonal disorders in the Louisville, Southern Indiana and greater Kentucky areas. Our endocrinologists see patients from all over the United States with complicated endocrine disorders.
- Endocrine diseases – pituitary gland, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal gland, testes and ovaries
- Dyslipidemia (high cholesterol)
- Disorders of calcium metabolism such as osteoporosis
Other diseases with risk for diabetes
- Cystic fibrosis
- Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease passed down through families that cause thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. Many patients with cystic fibrosis have diabetes. The Diabetes and Obesity Center works with the Cystic Fibrosis Program at the University of Louisville as part of a fully accredited, multi-disciplinary program focused on improving clinical outcomes in all patients with cystic fibrosis through patient and family-centered care in collaboration with The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
- Chronic pancreatitis and islet cell transplant
- For patients with chronic pancreatitis, every day can be a struggle. The condition, an inflammation of the pancreas, impairs a patient’s ability to digest food and may result in constant, unremitting pain. In the past, patients with this debilitating disease had few options, but for some, there is a groundbreaking new alternative treatment available: islet cell auto-transplantation. The procedure can drastically reduce the pain and suffering experienced by those with chronic pancreatitis.