Diabetes

If you have diabetes – a disease that keeps the body from producing the right amount of insulin – you know how difficult it can be to manage. 

The Diabetes Center at Nebraska Medicine combines clinical care, counseling, education and research to find better ways to prevent and treat diabetes. Much of our program focuses on education and self-management of the disease so you have the skills you need to successfully manage your disease.


Patient Guides

We Provide a Full Spectrum of Care

Diabetes services related to

  • Young adult care for diabetes Type 1 and 2 (ages 16 to 25)
  • Metabolic disease
  • Women’s health
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Diabetes after kidney/pancreas transplant
  • Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes
  • Exercise testing and prescription
  • Diabetes self-management education
  • Insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring senor management

Endocrinology services related to

Young adult clinic

At our young adult clinic – the only one of its kind in the region – you will be seen by diabetes doctors, nurses, psychologists and educators. 

Doctors, dietitians, nurses and other specialists

People with diabetes are at risk for a variety of serious health complications that require specialty care. The center is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for diabetes patients from a multidisciplinary team of specialists. Your team will consist of a physician specialist in endocrinology, a physician assistant and a nurse case manager. Communication between specialists is critical to prevent complications related to the disease. Additional specialists will become part of your team. Our goal is to provide you with personalized care using a patient-centered approach.

Certified diabetes educators who specialize in case management and assist with

  • Creating a personalized and relationship-based plan of care
  • Defining individual goals and identifying specific needs
  • Education, training and management of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring sensors

Experienced diabetes educators

Our certified diabetes educators are available to mentor and guide diabetes patients through personalized treatment plans. All clinical staff are certified diabetes educators or expected to get their certification.

Diabetes support services

Losing weight and exercising regularly are the two most effective steps you can take to manage diabetes or reduce your risk for diabetes. Our dietitians and exercise physiologist will help you develop a life-long wellness plan that includes custom meal planning and an activity schedule to help you successfully monitor and track your progress.

Giving you proven tools for managing your disease

Our team supports patients medically and with a strong emphasis on the American Association Diabetes Education (AADE7™) Self-Care Behaviors for successful management of diabetes: monitoring, taking medication, healthy coping, healthy eating, problem solving, reducing risk and being active.

Diabetes research

Research holds the future for diabetes. Researchers at Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) are involved in a variety of research projects. Read more about diabetes clinical trials and research happening at UNMC and ask your physician about participating in a clinical trial.

Transplant Options

For those suffering with chronic diabetes, speak with your doctor about whether another kind of treatment like a transplant would be worth considering. Visit our kidney diseases or our pancreatic care pages for more information.