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Diabetes & Endocrinology

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We offer the latest therapies for the treatment and prevention of diabetes and other metabolic and endocrine disorders. Our integrative clinical team offers consultations and specialized care for Diabetes types I and II.

Endocrine Care

Rochester General Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for people  that have a disorder of the endocrine gland and its related hormone. The Thyroid Center, located at the Endocrine-Diabetes Care & Resource Center, offers diagnosis and treatment of all thyroid disorders.

Our endocrinologists are board-certified and provide diagnostic and consultation services for adolescents and adults. Services include the following:

  • Thyroid nodules and biopsies
  • Thyroid function disorders
  • Evaluation and treatment of thyroid cancer
  • Parathyroid, pituitary, and adrenal disorders
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Endocrine-related metabolism and lipid disorders
  • Osteoporosis and bone disorders with available infusion therapy

Diabetes Centers

Our integrative clinical team offers consultations and specialized care for Diabetes Types I and II including:

  • Intensified insulin management utilizing insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes 

Gestational Diabetes

If your obstetrician refers you to a Unity endocrinologist, you can relax knowing that our experts will provide the support and care you need to manage diabetes during your pregnancy.

Certified diabetes educators will provide a free blood glucose meter and explain how to monitor blood sugar (if necessary), show you how to modify your diet and incorporate exercise into your routine. In addition to educational services, our specialists will:

  • Monitor your blood glucose levels weekly
  • Adjust your insulin levels as necessary
  • Test your fructosamine level each month

Since women who have had gestational diabetes are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes later in life, all of our program participants are invited back for a follow-up visit after delivery. We want to help you stay on the road to good health and give you some goodies for your new bundle of joy!

Thyroid Disorders

The Rochester General Thyroid Center offers a comprehensive treatment approach for the management of all types of thyroid disorders, including:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid cancers

Treatment plans are individually designed for patients by our experienced team of endocrinologists.

Complete thyroid care

We offer complete care for our patients, including a thorough thyroid consultation along with a Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) (if applicable) done all in one visit. You may need an FNA because a lump was discovered and we need to determine what that lump is. Sometimes, lumps may only be felt when you swallow or cannot be felt with your hand, but can be detected using ultrasound. In these cases, we may use ultrasound to ensure that the FNA is accurately performed.

In the past, the only way to test a lump was to go to the hospital and undergo a surgical procedure that may be painful, might cause scarring and more complications, and, most importantly, would involve a longer waiting period for the results. At the Thyroid Center, we can sample the lump using only a thin needle which may leave a mark no bigger than a needle stick after having a blood test. By using FNA, it allows us to often  make a diagnosis of your lump within days of the test.

Nutrition counseling

The registered dietitians at Unity Endocrinology can help you deal with issues such as weight management, high cholesterol and blood pressure, food allergies and other conditions. We’ll evaluate your specific needs and daily routine, and then offer practical suggestions on meal planning, dining out and more.

First, we'll evaluate your specific needs as well as your daily routine. Our trained staff will help develop a meal plan and behavior change goals that work for you. Registered dietitians and nutritionists are here to help you set goals, resolve issues, and answer questions about living with diabetes.

Preventative Exercise Program (P.E.P)

Put some PEP in your step! Exercise isn't really the hard part – it’s getting started. We get it. Here’s something that will help you start and stick to an enjoyable exercise routine. It’s our Preventive Exercise Program (P.E.P.), designed to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight for managing diabetes.

Exercise promotes overall well-being and longevity, and its benefits include:

  • improving fitness/health
  • strengthening muscles
  • lowering blood sugar
  • lowering blood pressure
  • promoting weight loss
  • reducing body fat
  • increasing metabolism
  • helping with stress management

P.E.P. includes ongoing professional exercise guidance and educational classes. We know that, with a little help, anyone can get into an exercise routine. When you do, you’re managing diabetes better and preventing other health problems.

Call (585) 368-4374 to learn more about enrolling in the P.E.P. program.

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