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Diabetes & Endocrinology

Experienced Salinas Endocrinologists

Every year, just under 2 million people are diagnosed with diabetes. Though a very manageable disease, it can be difficult to adjust to the lifestyle changes that come with it. Salinas Valley Medical Clinic (SVMC) houses a large endocrinology department, equipped with state-of-the-art technology for treating matters related to the pancreas, thyroid, adrenal glans, and many other organs involved in the production and regulation of hormones.

Whether you at risk of developing diabetes, are a long-time patient or need various metabolic treatments, our facility is ready to handle your needs.

Our endocrinology services include:

  • Diabetes care
  • Diabetes education: basics of diabetes, types of diabetes, food choices
  • Pituitary and adrenal disorder treatment
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Gonadal disorder treatment for males and females
  • Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease
  • Treatment for thyroid gland abnormalities

When to See an Endocrinologist

The endocrine system regulates your body’s hormones. A disorder affecting this area can greatly impact both your mental and physical health. Endocrinologists study the endocrine glands and create treatments to get the body’s hormones back under control. Your doctor will likely recommended you see an endocrinologist when they diagnose a hormone disorder.

Common causes of endocrine disorders:

  • Long-term damage from disease
  • Genetic disposition (inherited disorder from parent)
  • Infection
  • Injury
  • Tumor developing on an endocrine gland

Sometimes an endocrine disorder is a random occurrence. For reasons unknown, a gland may start to overproduce or stop producing hormones with no warning. Type 1 diabetes is an example of this, wherein the pancreas suddenly stops creating insulin for seemingly no reason.