It is my privilege to serve as Chief for the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. While our medical specialty is not new, our section was redeveloped in 2007. We are continuing to grow our discipline and expand our partnerships and collaborations as the fields of medicine become increasingly intertwined.

Lawrence J. Mandarino, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Endocrinology

The physicians and medical professionals in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism are specially trained in the medical science, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the endocrine system and its related conditions.

The most common concern we treat is diabetes and all its complications. These include heart disease, kidney disease, retinopathy (vision) and limb pain that are associated with this malfunction in the body’s glucose or blood sugar levels.

Other endocrine conditions our patients may face, which are handled by our team in conjunction with other specialists, include:

  • Thyroid disorders
  • Lipid disorders
  • Endocrine surgery, tumors
  • Metabolic bone disease
  • Adrenal and pituitary disorders
  • Pregnancy-induced diabetes
  • Male and female hormonal disorders
  • Hospital consultations
  • Parathyroid conditions

In addition to our clinical and educational outreach responsibilities, we train future endocrinologists and are engaged in biomedical research. See our Research webpage to learn more about topics our faculty are studying to bring you better answers for your health care needs and a brighter future.

For our patients and their families, we offer an ongoing series of free diabetes workshops and wellness educational events at the Diabetes Prevention and Education Center (DPEC), which is hosted by the Banner – University Medicine Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic on the campus of the Banner – University Medical Center South hospital and includes a large cooking demonstration kitchen and classrooms. [Click here or on the image on the left for the latest DPEC calendar of events in English (y español).

  • Starting in November and coinciding with Diabetes Awareness Month, DPEC will offer  weekly nutrition workshops to help people learn ways they can eat healthier throughout the holiday season.
  • DPEC has partnered with the UA in supporting the American Diabetes Association’s Walk to Stop Diabetes at Rillito Park on Oct. 30.  We have formed a team of walkers from the university, Banner, and the community—join or support "Team Banner UofA1c." DPEC staff will be on site during the walk to provide more information about our educational sessions. 
  • We are offering a new incentive program that kicks off Oct. 30 at the ADA walk: New participants who attend three workshops before the end of December will receive a $10 gift card to Fry’s Food store. In addition, past and new participants who attend six or more workshops before the end of December, will be entered in a raffle for a $100 gift card
  • We are providing a couple of outreach sessions to a class of high school students from Copper Point Schools, an Expeditionary Learning public charter school,  on Oct. 21, and are inviting additional schools to arrange similar programs. To learn more, contact Rosi Vogel, (520) 626-1609 or rosi.vogel@bannerhealth.com 

ALSO SEE:
"Healthful Treats, Screening and Advice Accompany 1st DPEC Diabetes & Wellness Health Fair" | Posted: July 20, 2016

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