Diabetes Care in Monterey County
Experienced Salinas Endocrinologists
Every year, just under 2 million people are diagnosed with diabetes. Though
a very manageable disease, it can be difficult to adjust to the lifestyle
changes that come with it. Salinas Valley Medical Clinic (SVMC) houses
a large endocrinology department, equipped with state-of-the-art technology
for treating matters related to the pancreas, thyroid, adrenal glans,
and many other organs involved in the production and regulation of hormones.
Whether you at risk of developing diabetes, are a long-time patient or
need various metabolic treatments, our facility is ready to handle your needs.
Our endocrinology services include:
When to See an Endocrinologist
The endocrine system regulates your body’s hormones. A disorder affecting
this area can greatly impact both your mental and physical health. Endocrinologists
study the endocrine glands and create treatments to get the body’s
hormones back under control. Your doctor will likely recommended you see
an endocrinologist when they diagnose a hormone disorder.
Common causes of endocrine disorders:
- Long-term damage from disease
- Genetic disposition (inherited disorder from parent)
- Tumor developing on an endocrine gland
Sometimes an endocrine disorder is a random occurrence. For reasons unknown,
a gland may start to overproduce or stop producing hormones with no warning.
Type 1 diabetes is an example of this, wherein the pancreas suddenly stops
creating insulin for seemingly no reason.