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).

The division—in conjunction with the YMCA of Southern Arizona, American Diabetes Association and Banner - UMC Diabetes Prevention & Education Center—hosted its first Diabetes & Wellness Health Fair on Wednesday, July 20, in the lobby of the Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road. Learn more about participating vendors, free samples and raffles here. You can also read about and view a photo gallery of the event here

News

Heart Disease and Sleep: Expert Panel Reports That Both Duration and Quality May Impact Heart Health

In its first scientific statement on sleep, the American Heart Association and its committee of heart health and sleep researchers, including Michael Grandner, PhD, of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, find in a review of current evidence that too much or too little sleep, along with sleep-related breathing irregularities and insomnia, may be linked to heart risk factors.


UA-Led Team Receives PCORI Engagement Award for Patient-Centered SLEEP2 Project

The University of Arizona, Project Sleep and the Sleep Research Network are teaming up to engage patients, scientists and other stakeholders as partners in sleep research; the first of four events for sleep researchers and the public will be held Friday, Oct. 7, in Bethesda, Md.


UPDATE: Nearly 40 Show for Cancer Center Open House, Next Events on BRA Day, Oct. 22, and GI Cancers, Oct. 27

Three dozen-plus people turned out Sept. 9 for the UA Cancer Center Open House to hear a talk about “Lymphoma & Leukemia” by Drs. Daniel Persky and Ravi Krishnadasan. Next event, Sat., Oct. 22, focuses on Breast Reconstruction Awareness and the UACC Breast Health Team with a program also Thu., Oct. 27, on GI cancers…