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 Wilcox
The Health Management Program on Kauai has been a center for diabetes care since 2005.
To serve its diverse island community, Wilcox provides diabetes self-management education, women’s health, corporate account physicals and dietitian services. Wilcox also provides Coumadin management for those patients who require closer therapeutic monitoring. This array of diabetes services is available to patients by Wilcox’s team of experts in diabetes education, which includes nurses, dietitians and certified diabetes educator professionals.
Educational Classes and Events
As part of Wilcox’s offering to patients and the community, the hospital sponsors a variety of seminars, classes and special events focusing on various health topics from prenatal classes to the Ilocano Diabetes Night Workshop.
- Core classes: "Healthy beginnings" childbirth preparation, breastfeeding, diabetes education, nutrition and wellness, "Got cholesterol?" workshops for cardiac care.
- Available upon request: Gestational diabetes classes.
Diabetes Education Services
Mary Roush, RN, CDE
For information or an appointment, call 1-808-246-1380.
Office hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wilcox Diabetes Education Services: 1-808-246-1380