Kentucky Diabetes Endocrinology Center has served patients for over 26 years. We are an independent clinic of two physicians and two physician’s assistants specializing in Endocrine Disorders, Diabetes and Metabolism. Our physicians are Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Since our physicians only treat endocrine related conditions, our patients must have a primary care physician who will treat any non-endocrine issues that may arise. Some of the more common conditions which are evaluated or treated by us include:
The thyroid ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technology that permits thyroid exploration without the use of radiation. It is painless and can be done in the office. A plastic probe sweeps the skin surface to look at the thyroid gland. The doctor can use the ultrasound to guide a needle inside a thyroid nodule and increase the accuracy of the thyroid biopsy.
The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose over the past 3 months. The A1C test is sometimes called the hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, or glycohemoglobin test. It is the primary test used for diabetes management.
A blood glucose meter only provides a brief “snapshot” of your glucose level at a single moment in time. A CGM device gives you a greater view of your glucose with trends. CGM provides you with direction your glucose levels are going, early notification of oncoming lows and highs, alerts during sleep, as well as insights into how food, physical activity, medication and illness impact your diabetes.
We have an onsite laboratory to perform most standard tests for our Thyroid and Diabetes patients. Your test results will be available to the physician at the time of your visit to allow him to make changes in therapy if necessary.
Our physicians conduct pharmaceutical clinical research trials on site. Previous studies have involved new medications being developed for the treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Participating patients benefit by receiving medications, labwork, and testing supplies without cost. Click here to view information concerning our current and upcoming clinical research trials.
Diabetes is already a 24/7 responsibility and an emergency scenario makes diabetes management and care that much more difficult. Whether it’s a natural disaster or a national security risk, we have some tips for how people with diabetes and their caregivers can be prepared in case of an emergency. Just as you have a fire emergency plan at home or at work, it is important to have a diabetes emergency plan. We recommend using a checklist to make sure you have all of the necessary information, supplies and medications set aside in advance.
Consider storing at least a weeks’ worth of supplies. This might include medications, lancets, extra batteries for your meter and/or pump, and a quick acting source of glucose. All these items should be kept in an easy to identify container.
Your emergency supply kit should also contain a list of contacts, and if you are a parent of a child in school or daycare, physician’s orders that may be on file. As always, it is a good idea to wear medical identification that will address your medical needs.