Endocrinologists diagnose and treat diseases that affect your body’s metabolism, such as diabetes and thyroid diseases.
Diabetes can develop in childhood, adulthood or during pregnancy (gestational). Treatments include diet, exercise, medication, insulin and in extreme cases, surgery. Successfully controlling diabetes is important. Over time, high blood sugar levels from untreated diabetes can result in damage to your nerves, heart and other organs.
Our endocrinologists treat each patient individually. Because successfully treating conditions like diabetes can affect your lifestyle, we have nutritionist and special support programs available to help.
Diabetes & Endocrinology at Pali Momi
Pali Momi’s Diabetes Self-Management Program is designed to help patients manage their condition and keep them as healthy and active as possible.
The program allows patients to meet in a class setting with a nurse educator to develop a self-care program. The 10-hour program includes an individual diabetes assessment followed by a series of four classes that cover the following topics:
- Diabetes overview
- Goal setting
- Nutrition and exercise
- Self blood glucose monitoring
- Long-term complications
- Psycho-social concerns
A physician may refer a patient by calling 1-808-535-7733. Patients should remember to bring a list of all their medications, any papers their doctor has given them and their blood sugar testing equipment. If a patient needs to reschedule their appointment, they should call at least 24-hours before their scheduled visit.
Free Glucose Screening
Screening is provided for free at Pearlridge Center, Uptown. It is valuable in identifying unknown cases of diabetes. It's also beneficial for diabetics who need assistance with ongoing monitoring.
Screening is offered on the first and third Monday of each month, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and is located at the new Pali Momi Wellness Station, Pearlridge Center Uptown, 2nd level near the escalators.
For more information about these programs, call 1-808-535-7733.
This service is available at: Kapiolani Pali Momi Straub Wilcox