Diabetes and Endocrinology

Endocrinology is the treatment of patients who have disorders of the endocrine system, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, growth hormone deficiency, osteoporosis, cholesterol disorders, hypertension, obesity and hormone-related disorders. 

Take control of your diabetes. Take control of your life.

The cause of diabetes is a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. Although there is not yet a cure for diabetes, rapid advancements in medical treatment over the past several decades have made diabetes a treatable condition. Understanding the disease and how to control it will give you the confidence needed to improve your health. At the TMC Diabetes LifeCenter, our team of professionals provides you with the education and resources to help you take control of this disease.

We work together, step by step, to give you the latest clinical information, answer questions, and show you how to personally take control of your diabetes. Educators help you work through behavioral changes to achieve your personal goals.

Your individual diabetes management program

A Registered Dietician and Registered Nurse who specialize in diabetes care will work with your physician to help meet your specific needs.

We offer:

  • Individual instruction/classes
  • Nutrition evaluation and counseling
  • Gestational diabetes counseling
  • Intensified insulin therapy
  • Insulin pump program
  • Referrals and information

After you have received a referral from your physician, we will help you develop a customized plan tailored to meet your needs. Uncontrolled diabetes can cause major health problems, sometimes leading to limb amputation or blindness. You can have a positive influence on your diabetes by choosing foods wisely, staying active and reducing your stress level.

Many insurance plans also realize the benefits of a nationally recognized educational program* and cover these services for their members. Please check with your provider about benefits available through your plan.

Diabetes is a condition in which your body can't maintain the correct level of blood sugar, or glucose — the source of energy that powers muscles, organs and other body systems.
Although there are many forms of diabetes, three main types of diabetes require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional.
A healthy diet is not only critical to proper diabetes management, but will also help you stay at a desirable weight, control your blood pressure, and prevent heart disease and stroke.
Type 1 diabetes accounts for 5 to 10 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in the U.S. Type 1 diabetes usually develops in children or young adults, but can start at any age.
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to make enough, or to properly use, insulin. It used to be called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM).
By following some simple foot care tips, people with diabetes can dramatically reduce their risk of amputation and lead healthy, active lives.
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TMC Diabetes
Life Center

The TMC Diabetes LifeCenter helps patients with diabetes understand the importance of their nutrition, medication and self-care.

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TMC Diabetes LifeCenter education and classes are available at several locations:

Texoma Medical Center
5016 South US Highway 75
Denison, TX 75020

University Medical Group Building
1610 University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74702

TexomaCare—Bonham
2201 N. Highway 121
Bonham, TX 75418

Appointments can be made for any location by calling the TMC Diabetes LifeCenter at (903) 416-4112 for more information, or email the Center.

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Texoma Medical Center is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.     

Texoma Medical Center
5016 South US Highway 75
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 416-4000

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