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Endocrinology and Diabetes

Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders

If you're living with diabetes or another disorder of the endocrine (hormonal) system, we understand how these conditions can affect your health and your quality of life. Hackensack Meridian Health offers comprehensive care at several convenient locations for people with diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, pituitary tumors, and other endocrine conditions. When you come to us for your care, you'll benefit from a team of experts with the experience and compassion to help you feel your best and live your healthiest life. We take a whole-person approach to care—providing the latest treatments, education, support, and research opportunities to ensure you can live the best life possible. Hackensack Meridian Health provides care in locations across the state.

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Who We Treat

Our endocrinologists provide comprehensive care for the full range of endocrine and metabolic conditions, including: 

Diabetes. Comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, education, and support for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, transplant-related diabetes, and diabetes related to other illnesses. Our diabetes care, education, research, and community outreach programs are integrated under the Inserra Family Diabetes Institute.

Adrenal conditions. Adrenal gland tumors, Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and other conditions affecting the adrenal glands.

Thyroid disorders. Coordinated treatment for thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), and all other thyroid disorders.

Osteoporosis. Care for people with osteoporosis, which causes weak, brittle bones and can result from hormone imbalances.

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Our endocrinologists work as part of a multidisciplinary team to diagnose and manage pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Parathyroid disorders. Diagnosis and treatment of hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, and parathyroid tumors.

Pituitary tumors. Coordinated treatment with neurosurgery and radiology specialists for people with tumors of the pituitary gland.

Reproductive disorders. Management of hormone-related reproductive disorders, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hypogonadism.

Your Care Team

The care of people with diabetes and endocrine disorders requires a coordinated approach, uniting the skills and talents of endocrinologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, registered nurses, registered dietitians, and social workers—including Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists. Your team performs an initial assessment and then tailors your treatment to your health care needs and personal preferences to ensure you receive customized, coordinated care. We can also connect you with any other specialists you may need, such as cardiologists, ophthalmologists, wound care experts, and psychologists. 

Convenient Locations

Care for diabetes and other endocrine disorders is available at several Hackensack Meridian Health locations throughout New Jersey. Contact us to make an appointment.

Hackensack University Medical Center
Endocrine Practice - Inserra Family Diabetes Institute 
385 Prospect Avenue, Suite 306
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Telephone: 551-996-9191
Fax: 551-996-9725

Hackensack University Medical Center
The MOLLY Diabetes Education / Management Center for Adults and Children
87 Route 17 North, Suite 200
Maywood, NJ 07607
Telephone: 551-996-3010
Fax: 551-996-3005

Jersey Shore University Medical Center
HOPE Tower
19 Davis Ave
Neptune City, NJ 07753
Telephone: 732-897-3980

JFK University Medical Center
Diabetes and Nutrition Center
70 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820
Telephone: 732-744-5944

Southern Ocean Medical Center
Diabetes Management Center
1140 Route 72
West Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Telephone: 609-978-3491

How is Diabetes Treated?

While there’s no cure, diabetes can be managed through diet, increased physical activity and blood glucose level monitoring. Sometimes, lifestyle changes aren’t enough and medication is necessary. Hackensack Meridian Health offers the latest medications, including those offered through clinical trials. Your endocrinologist will recommend the medication that is most effective for your type of diabetes and your lifestyle needs, which may include:
  • Insulin injection with syringe or pen device
  • Insulin pump
Oral medications that counteract diabetes in different ways.
  • Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors slow the digestion and absorption of some carbohydrates after meals.
  • Biguanides reduce the production of glucose during digestion.
  • Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors lower blood glucose levels.
  • Meglitinides help your body release a quick burst of insulin when you eat.
  • Sulfonylureas stimulate the release of more insulin.
  • Thiazolidinediones (or glitazones) reduce insulin resistance.

MOLLY Diabetes Education Center

The MOLLY Diabetes Education Center for Adults and Children at Hackensack University Medical Center provides an unparalleled approach to treating and managing diabetes. You receive a wide range of support services from an experienced team dedicated solely to diabetes. Our program has been certified and maintained recognition from the American Diabetes Association since 1996. Learn more about the MOLLY Diabetes Center 

Not all services are offered at all locations. Please call to confirm before showing up.


JFKUMC Diabetes and Nutrition Center

The JFKUMC Diabetes and Nutrition Center, located at 70 James Street in Edison, NJ, is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting the highest standards of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. All staff are Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists and include Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and a Registered Nurse. Our team approach includes initial assessment, evaluation, education, and medical nutrition therapy for diabetes and other medical conditions that may benefit from nutritional interventions. We offer continuous glucose monitoring education and remote monitoring as well as an insulin pump support group. We also have an onsite fitness center staffed by exercise physiologists who can create individualized exercise programs for patients who choose to join the gym. Our goal is to give patients the tools they need to successfully avoid the complications of diabetes and live life to the fullest. A prescription or referral from a physician is required. Appointments are available in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Please call us at 732-744-5944 for more information and to get started.

Diabetes Management Center at Southern Ocean Medical Center

Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, the Diabetes Management Center at Southern Ocean Medical Center provides people living with diabetes and their families the tools needed to take control of their condition and prevent serious complications. Our team of certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, dietitians and pharmacists help patients manage their diabetes, prediabetes or gestational diabetes safely and effectively.

Patients are provided with an individualized program that meets their specific health care needs, including:

  • Individual and family counseling
  • Insulin administration and blood glucose monitoring education
  • Medication management
  • Nutritional counseling and development of a personalized meal plan
  • Support groups

Our diabetes specialists ensure that patients feel comfortable and proficient with their individualized treatment plan through ongoing counseling and hands-on practice.

A physician referral is needed for program participation, and most insurances are accepted. Telehealth is an option for those who qualify.

Diabetes Management Center at Southern Ocean Medical Center

1140 Route 72
West Manahawkin, NJ 08050

A prescription/referral is needed.

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Why Choose Hackensack Meridian Health

Patient Excellence

Hackensack University Medical Center is ranked a “High Performing Hospital” in Adult Diabetes Care by US News & World Report (2021).


Hackensack University Medical Center earned a fourth-consecutive disease-specific certification in Advanced Diabetes Management from the Joint Commission for excellence in inpatient diabetes care.


The diabetes management and education program at the MOLLY Diabetes Education Center for Adults and Children has been certified and maintained recognition from the American Diabetes Association since 1996.

Our Doctors

We offer endocrinology and diabetes experts with the latest treatments and management programs. It’s easy to get started with your care. Call 1-844-HMH-WELL to schedule an appointment or a second opinion today.

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