Diabetes Outpatient Treatment & Education Center
Managing diabetes requires daily testing and treatments to ensure your blood sugar levels remain stable. With specialized care from The Anna and Max Webb & Family Diabetes Outpatient Treatment & Education Center, you receive services and support from trusted doctors and certified diabetes educators. Our team helps lower your risk for diabetes complications.
Our Approach to Diabetes Care
Diabetes treatment is often complex, requiring multiple medications as well as changes to your routine. Cedars-Sinai experts give you the personalized attention you need to make these changes, so you can achieve the best results possible. We combine the latest care practices with support to help you regain control of your health.
Our commitment to delivering the highest level of diabetes care has helped Cedars-Sinai earn national recognition. We earned a citation for excellence from the American Diabetes Association, recognizing our dedication to helping patients achieve excellent results. U.S. News & World Report also consistently ranks us among the top programs in the nation for diabetes and endocrine care.
Specialized Diabetes Treatment
Many people successfully manage diabetes with help from a primary care doctor. Other people may find that diabetes treatments aren't successful, and their blood sugar levels are difficult to control. We are here for you. Our team delivers focused care that helps many people avoid eye and foot problems as well as other diabetes complications.
Your diabetes treatment plan may include:
Injecting insulin into fat tissue helps regulate blood sugar levels. We determine the type of insulin and dose that will best help to control your blood sugar. We may prescribe drugs to treat other problems, including statins for high cholesterol.
You'll need to test your blood sugar levels at home to make sure you're getting enough insulin. Our certified diabetes educators show you how testing works and what to do based on the results. We also provide tips and encouragement to help you meet other care goals, such as eating healthy and staying active.
We make it easier to avoid complications that can lead to blindness. Our team includes an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) who specializes in diabetes. Some patients receive eye screenings during the same visit they receive diabetes care.
Our nutrition specialists help you make healthy eating practices a part of your daily routine. We deliver personalized recommendations that may include lowering your sodium intake and getting more fiber.
We perform assessments to check for diabetic complications affecting your kidneys, feet and heart. If we detect symptoms, we coordinate additional testing with other Cedars-Sinai medical specialists.
Expert Care for Other Problems
We deliver treatments and support to people with other blood sugar problems that include:
- Low blood sugar after bariatric surgery: This condition occurs when the body produces abnormally high levels of insulin after eating (reactive hypoglycemia). You may experience dizziness and sweating after each meal. Treatment often includes changes to your diet and possibly medications to slow insulin production.
- Metabolic syndrome: This group of conditions, including insulin resistance, high blood pressure and diabetes, increases your risk of heart disease. We coordinate with cardiovascular experts to help you receive services that protect your heart. Learn more about the Smidt Heart Institute.
- Prediabetes: Abnormally high blood sugar levels indicate a higher risk of diabetes. These levels may come down with lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthier diet, so you can avoid a diabetes diagnosis. Read more about prediabetes: a tool for change.
More Information and Diabetes Services
We offer many ways for patients to continue learning about and managing diabetes, including:
Our certified diabetes educators and other specialists lead classes to help you learn more about taking care of yourself. We cover a range of topics, including how diabetes treatments work. We also provide helpful tips for getting the most out of diabetes treatment.
Our diabetes support groups are open to patients and their loved ones. This informal, drop-in support group is an excellent opportunity for sharing feelings, ideas and concerns. We also discuss ways to address common diabetes challenges.
For more information, please contact Joyce Spalding, RN, MSN, CDE at 310-423-0592.