What do you look for when looking for the right diabetic clinic? The truth is there are a lot of great choices out there; it just depends on what you need.One of the first things that you will want to look at is what your insurance will allow and the distance the diabetic clinic is from your home. Other things one might consider when looking include accreditations, specializations, and health care methods.

If you have any particular complications related to diabetes, the best thing to do is to look for a diabetic clinic that has programs or talented specialist related to that complication whether it is arthritis, retinopathy, nerve damage, kidney damage, etc. Websites such as Wellness.com, HealthCare.com, and DLife.com can help you do so.

You may also want to look at how the diabetic clinic goes about their treatment. Some clinics are geared toward making you comfortable and guiding you in taking care of yourself, other take control of your treatment and teach you how to best take care of yourself when you get out. Some diabetic treatment centers also offer education and health programs that you can continue to visit, even after you leave the hospitals. Taking time to visit the websites and learn about their various programs will help you in making your choice.


Finding the Best Diabetes Care


USnews.com recently ranked over 1,000 hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology. The ones that made the top 5 were:

Mayo Clinic – The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN was ranked #1 in Diabetes & Endocrinology, #1 in Gastroenterology, and #1 in Gynecology. It got very strong rankings in nurse staffing, specialist reputations, and survival rates.

Massachusetts General Hospital – This hospital located in Boston, MA was ranked #1 in Psychiatry, #2 in Diabetes & Endocrinology, and #2 in Ear, Nose & Throat. This hospital ranks high in the reputations of its specialists and its nurse staffing. It also ranked “better than expected in its survival rates.

John Hopkins Hospital – This general medical and surgical hospital is located in Baltimore, MD. This hospital ranked #1 in Ear, Nose & Throat, #1 in Neurology & Neurosurgery, and #1 in Psychiatry. Its nurse staffing and survival are rated very high and the reputation of its specialist is high.

UCSF Medical Center – This hospital is located in San Francisco, CA. It is ranked #4 in Diabetes & Endocrinology, #5 in Neurology & Neurosurgery, and #6 in Urology. The reputation of the hospital’s specialists is strong and its survival rates are better than expected. It also ranks very high in the Nurse Staffing category.

Cleveland Clinic– The Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, OH, is ranked #1 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, #2 in Gastroenterology, and #2 in Nephrology. It rank strong in both the reputation of its specialists and its nurse staffing. Its survival rates are ranked “As Expected”.