Oklahoma Heart Institute provides comprehensive endocrinology care. By focusing on the needs of the patients, endocrinologists can develop individualized treatment plans. Dr. Cristin Bruns, endocrinologist at Oklahoma Heart Institute, is telling us more about the types of diseases that fall under the umbrella of endocrinology care and how she approaches diabetes care.
“As an endocrinologist, I treat individuals with hormonal disorders such as diabetes mellitus and bone diseases, as well as disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pituitary and reproductive glands,” said Bruns.
Diabetes is a large part of Bruns’ practice. “Many people are aware that diabetes can affect your eyes, kidneys and nerves,” said Bruns. “People with diabetes are also at increased risk for heart disease, heart failure and stroke. I aim to help reduce this risk through aggressive control of blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle.”
New technologies are making endocrinology care more sufficient. “It is an exciting time to be an endocrinologist,” said Bruns. “There is an increasing number of treatment modalities and technologies to help people and manage diabetes more effectively. Moreover, newer diabetes medications not only lower blood sugar, but also help lower blood pressure and weight, and have shown benefit to the heart and kidneys.”
To learn more about endocrinology services at Oklahoma Heart Institute, visit The Center for Diabetes Management.