Hormones regulate many important functions in our bodies, including the reproductive system, metabolism, and growth and development. The endocrine system, which produces hormones, constantly adjusts hormone levels so that our bodies can function normally.
Disorders such as diabetes arise when your body doesn’t produce enough insulin hormone or doesn’t use insulin properly to convert sugar to energy.
Leaders in endocrinology and diabetes care
The nationally recognized endocrinology experts at UCHealth clinics in Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, and metro Denver are proud to bring specialized, collaborative care to patients with diabetes and other hormonal disorders.
Our team of caregivers from a broad spectrum of related specialties work together to determine each patient’s unique needs and develop the best possible care plan. Our diabetes management programs serve patients throughout eastern Colorado.
We have a long history of leading-edge discoveries and bringing new treatments to complex endocrine conditions. In advancing diabetes care, for example, UCHealth is the place that:
- Discovered the diabetes-related molecule that identifies if a person will develop juvenile diabetes.
- Discovered the single insulin gene that is crucial in the development of childhood (Type 1) autoimmune diabetes in lab mice.
This level of expertise means exceptional care for our patients with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.