At the USC Westside Center for Diabetes, physicians address all aspects of diabetes, working in partnership with patients to provide them the best possible quality of life despite an endocrine disorder. We are a full-service center specializing in the prevention and treatment of diabetes in children and adults. We promote this concept through an integrated team approach to include multi-specialty medical services, diabetes education for self-management, support group for patients on intensive insulin therapy and opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Not only do we have we have access to the latest clinical research trials and technologies, including insulin pump therapies, designed to advance the treatment of diabetes, but also treat all disorders of metabolism and endocrinology (such as thyroid, cholesterol, pituitary and adrenal disorders. Computerized downloading for patients’ glucose meters allowing USC physicians to analyze data while patients are still in the clinic.
Our multidisciplinary team includes diabetologists, endocrinologists, pediatricians, internists, diabetes nurse educators, a nutritionist, nurse practitioner, dermatologist, certified diabetes educators (CDE) and specialty physicians.
Of the nearly 16 million Americans with diabetes, more than five million do not even know they have the disease. While some are diagnosed during an annual examination, others go undetected for years until a related complication requires them to seek treatment. For this reason, a major objective of the Keck Hospital of USC Diabetes Program is early detection.