Diabetes Care

Smiling mother with laughing young son on her back in the sunshine

Diagnosing and treating diabetes

Without proper diagnosis and treatment, diabetes can lead to stroke, heart disease, and other serious complications. The key is to act early.

To determine if you’re at risk, our endocrinology team can check your blood sugar levels and develop a treatment plan based on your results.

Learn more about diabetes care in your area

Smiling female doctor in a white lab coat sits across from a female patient

What is an endocrinologist?

An endocrinologist is a specialist who focuses on diagnosing and treating hormonal disorders of the endocrine gland. Diabetes is the most common.

Managing diabetes

Whether you’ve been living with diabetes or wondering if you may be prediabetic, Corewell Health can help you manage the following conditions:


Blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. Our Diabetes Prevention Program can lower your risk by as much as 58%.

Type 1 diabetes

Often beginning in early childhood, this form of diabetes requires insulin and making healthier lifestyle choices.

Type 2 diabetes

With the onset most often occurring during adulthood, patients are unable to keep their blood sugar at a normal range. Treatment may include proper nutrition, physical activity and medication.

Gestational diabetes

Occurs during or immediately following pregnancy. It may resolve soon after delivery, yet still places you at higher risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. All pregnant women should be screened for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) with a laboratory-based test.

Available treatment options

After a proper diagnosis, our diabetes experts can develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Depending on your doctor's recommendations, treatment may include monitoring your blood sugar, or taking insulin or oral drugs. There are also GLP-1 treatments for Type 2 diabetes (such as Ozempic®) designed for weight loss.

Lifestyle changes are often the first recommendation. For all diabetic patients, it’s important to make wise nutritional choices, maintain a healthy weight, and engage in physical activity.

Connect with a diabetes expert

Finding a doctor is the first step to treatment.

Women's hands holding a cellphone

Ways to finance your care

Nothing should stand in the way of better health. Reach out to our finance team to see what options are available to you.