Diabetes & Endocrinology

Turn to the endocrinology specialists at Essentia Health if you have diabetes, a thyroid condition, or a hormonal imbalance of any kind. Our diabetes and endocrinology care team will take the time to get to know you and your goals. We’ll explain your treatment options and work together to restore your natural balance of hormones.

What’s an Endocrinologist

Endocrinologists are doctors with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect glands like thyroid disease or diabetes.

When to See an Endocrinologist

Talk to your primary care provider if you experience symptoms of a hormone condition, such as:

  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Fast or slow heart rate
  • Frequent urination
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Unexplained weight gain or weight loss

Depending on your symptoms and condition, your primary care provider may refer to you an endocrinologist.

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.


Diabetes Specialists

If you have diabetes, your primary care provider can usually manage your condition. You may be referred to our diabetes team if you need additional support.

  • Internal medicine diabetes specialist – A medical doctor who specializes in diabetes care to help you get your diabetes under control and manage complications
  • Nurse practitioner – An advanced practice registered nurse who specializes in diabetes care
  • Physician assistant – A licensed medical professional who specializes in diabetes care
  • Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) – Registered nurses and dietitians who teach you about your condition and how to care for yourself and manage your illness

Learn about American Diabetes Association (ADA)-recognized diabetes education at Essentia.

Diabetic Foot Care

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.