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Endocrinology

Terrebonne Parish Endocrinologists

We Have a Ph.D. in TLC.

When you have hormonal abnormalities such as diabetes (whether it is type I, type II, or gestational diabetes), it can affect how other bodily systems function. Over time, this can cause severe systemic complications, because hormone function is so integral to overall health. Our board-certified endocrinologists at Terrebonne General Health System work together with other physicians as a multidisciplinary team to address your symptoms and plan your treatment and care.

Hormone imbalances cause wide-reaching problems across the entire body, which is why our Terrebonne Parish endocrinologists work diligently to identify, treat, and manage your endocrine disorder. We offer specialized clinical and surgical treatment for patients with thyroid cancer or other endocrine system tumors. Many endocrine diseases exist besides diabetes, and these include conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypertension, osteoporosis, infertility, thyroid, endocrine cancers, and more. We also provide gender-affirming care to support transitioning (transgender) individuals, such as hormone therapies.

Diabetes Treatment & Management

Terrebonne General offers patient-focused, science-backed treatment for managing type I diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and pre-diabetes. Our team of endocrinologists works with other physicians as a multidisciplinary team to address challenges and possible complications of diabetes, as uncontrolled diabetes often causes high blood pressure, vascular problems, foot ulcers, blindness, or kidney disease. We also offer second opinions or ongoing treatment for new patients who would like to seek another doctor's attention besides the first physician who diagnosed their condition.

Diabetes is a serious, chronic condition, meaning it almost always lasts a lifetime. Although type II diabetics may be able to reverse their condition, this is very rare. Our comprehensive care involves a team of specialists to help with diabetes treatment and management through personalized patient care backed by world-class research.

We focus on helping our patients self-manage their diabetes alongside a certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian, and registered nurses.

Some of the skills our diabetic patients learn, when appropriate, include:

  • Medication management
  • How to administer insulin, when necessary
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Weight management and meal planning
  • Physical activity recommendations
  • Pregnancy/gestational diabetes care
  • Insulin pump education
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • And more

Do You Have an Endocrine Disorder or Diabetes?
Request an Appointment at Terrebonne General Health System.

We can help you fight diabetes or other endocrine disorders as efficiently as possible with the information you provide us about your symptoms and medical history. You can make an appointment and speak to a member of the Terrebonne General team directly by calling (985) 873-3484 today.

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