Morristown Medical Center
Overlook Medical Center
Diabetes is a condition in which the body does not properly process food for energy, causing glucose or blood sugar levels to increase. Learn more about symptoms and risk factors >
Atlantic Health System provides expert care for a Type 1 or juvenile diabetes, Type 2 or adult-onset diabetes and gestational diabetes. Depending on the individual’s diagnosis, we can manage these symptoms through a variety of means, including education and lifestyle changes, medication and insulin pump therapy. Learn more about our treatment options for diabetes >
In addition to diabetes, the Adult Diabetes Education Center at Morristown provides care for endocrine disorders, which occur when the glands in the body either make too much or don’t make enough hormones. Our program's endocrinologists evaluate and treat:
- Adrenal disorders, such as Cushing’s syndrome and Addison’s disease
- Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and other thyroid disorders
- Metabolic bone disease and calcium metabolism, such as osteoporosis
- Pituitary gland disorders
- Sex hormone disorders, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and gonadal and testosterone-related disorders
Coordinated Diabetes and Endocrinology Care
When appropriate, we coordinate expert care with other Atlantic Health System services including the wound care, home care and the Pediatric/Adolescent Diabetes and Endocrine Center.
When Shannon D. was rushed to the Emergency Department, she was treated initially for cardiac arrhythmia, but the cause of her symptoms was quickly discovered to be hyperthyroidism. For successful treatment, Shannon needed the help of an endocrinologist, a cardiologist, and a surgeon and otolaryngologist. With this team of doctors working together, Shannon’s symptoms were brought under control, and she regained control of her life.
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