Strelitz Diabetes Center
The EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center (SDC) is staffed by an internationally recognized team of endocrinology experts – clinical providers, scientists and educators – working to find the cure for diabetes and to prevent the debilitating complications of neuropathy and cardiovascular disease.
The SDC is committed to improving quality of life for individuals with diabetes and other metabolic and hormone disorders (thyroid, pituitary, adrenal disease, osteoporosis, elevated cholesterol, and neuroendocrine tumors) by developing innovative methods for treatment and diagnosis. Patients from throughout the region and beyond come to the SDC to seek out care, particularly treatments resulting from research discoveries.
The SDC has a multi-faceted research program that includes a focus on various aspects of Type 1 and Type 2 disease. For instance, one extramurally funded research project is working to develop new ways to inhibit or even prevent the loss of pancreatic beta cell function and heart disease in people with diabetes. SDC staff also are very active in the community, helping build awareness for diabetes in a region known as a hotspot for the disease.
The SDC is a division of EVMS Internal Medicine. Medical students have the opportunity to learn about diabetes during their third-year clerkship rotations and fourth-year electives. The SDC also offers an Endocrinology Fellowship in the internal medicine subspecialty of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.