The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, in the Department of Internal Medicine is actively engaged in a wide range of clinical, research and educational endeavors.
The Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic (UDEC) provides premier Diabetes and Endocrinology consultation, treatment, and diagnostic services to patients not only in Utah but throughout the intermountain western United States
Diabetes care programs at UDEC were established to improve the quality of life for people with diabetes, by streamlining care and preventing diabetic complications that cause suffering for patients and their families. The UDEC hosts ten highly skilled Endocrinologists and six diabetes-expert nurse practitioners who provide exceptional care for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Out ultimate goal is for each patient with diabetes to live a long and healthy life. Toward that end, our unique collaboration between University of Utah Health Care and Primary Children's Medical Center improves the transition of care for patients with Type 1 diabetes. For all types of diabetes, the UDEC providers employ rigorous methods for managing glucose, blood lipids, and blood pressure to achieve results that consistently meet or exceed national standards for quality of care. We recognize that each patient living with diabetes has a distinct situation and different needs, and so UDEC is pioneering new Personalized Medicine strategies to develop care plans that better meet patients' individual needs.
The UDEC provides expert diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for a variety of other endocrine and metabolic disorders, including thyroid disease, parathyroid disease, disorders of lipid metabolism, pituitary dysfunction, adrenal disorders, gonadal disorders, hirsuitism, polycystic ovarian syndrome, osteoporosis, and bone/calcium disorders.
Special services we provide include insulin pump education and management, continuous glucose monitoring, endocrine testing, thyroid ultrasound and fine needle biopsy of thyroid nodules, and bone mineral densitometry evaluation and interpretation. In addition, we have established an interdisciplinary clinic with Neurosurgery to optimize outcomes for our patients with pituitary diseases.
Dr. Caroline Fox, MD, MPH
"Unique Clinical and Genetic Signatures of Ectopic Fat in Population-Based Studies"