Diabetes Care

A new diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming, but with guidance from your medical team, lifestyle changes can make disease management much easier. Tricia Santos Cavaiola, MD, discusses what she tells her patients and what you can do to take a more active role in your medical care. (Length: 3:45 minutes).

We utilize the newest proven therapies, technologies and therapeutic lifestyle changes to manage diabetes.

You may have access to clinical trials evaluating leading-edge tools in diabetes management.

Types of Diabetes

There are three main types of diabetes:

  1. Type 1 diabetes
  2. Type 2 diabetes
  3. Gestational diabetes

Our diabetes experts treat all forms of diabetes, including maturity onset diabetes of the young, latent autoimmune diabetes of adults, and drug and surgically induced diabetes in adults.

No matter which type of diabetes you have or when you were diagnosed, at UC San Diego Health we work with you to help you live well with diabetes and to manage its complications.

Diabetes Resources

Discover the diabetes patient community and the nonprofit health organizations in our community.

Research and Clinical Trials

We collaborate as one of only 16 U.S. research centers established by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to accelerate basic and clinical research in diabetes. See a list of our clinical trials.

 Learn about the new Institute for Diabetes and Metabolic Health at UC San Diego.

Appointments and Referrals

Locations

Hillcrest

La Jolla

Encinitas

Meet Our Specialists

Shared Medical Appointments

You can get more quality time with our diabetes experts by participating in a shared medical appointment. Call 858-657-1636 for an appointment.

bulletMore About Shared Appointments

Diabetes Self-Management Clinic

Learn how to effectively manage your diabetes by attending a group or individual session with one of our certified diabetes educators. 

bullet Diabetes Self-Management Clinic

Online Resources For Diabetes

bullet Learn more about the organizations that are leading the fight against diabetes.