The Diabetes Center


Diabetes is a chronic disease affecting the entire body. Good diabetes management requires a team approach because of the complexity of the disease. The team includes the patient who is responsible for self management, as well as an Endocrinologist, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian. We are proud to have a team of qualified professionals available to serve you. We work closely with your Primary Care Physician, Podiatrist, Ophthalmologist, Cardiologist and Exercise Specialist to complete your care. These experts are also a part of your diabetes team.


Step 1.

Our Endocrinologist will see you for an initial evaluation and to determine a treatment plan.

Step 2.

You will be referred for diabetes education, carbohydrate and nutrition counseling through our American Diabetes Association recognized Living Smart Diabetes Self-Management Program. This is a critical step towards reaching good glucose control and decreasing risk of complications from your diabetes.

Step 3.

The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will see you on an ongoing basis to carry out your treatment plan, make medication adjustments and help you reach your diabetes goals. Dr. Hanson electronically reviews your chart and meets with the ARNP / PA-C regularly to discuss your diabetes.

Step 4.

You will be referred back to Dr. Hanson for re-evaluation if you failed to improve your diabetes control in a reasonable time frame. You can request a visit with Dr. Hanson at any time.

Step 5.

It is our goal to achieve a state of the art, comprehensive diabetes program. As such, we have included an ongoing diabetes support group and clinical research center to benefit you and our community. We hope that you will choose to participate!