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Cleveland Clinic opens 9,000-square-foot diabetes center

Cleveland Clinic has opened a 9,000-square-foot diabetes center to get all of the diabetes specialists on its main campus in the same building.

Cleveland Clinic has opened a 9,000-square-foot diabetes center to get all of the diabetes specialists on its main campus in the same building.

The center, located at 10685 Carnegie Ave., will bring together a multidisciplinary team of endocrinologists, diabetes educators, dieticians, nurse practitioners and a podiatrist, according to a statement from the Clinic.

Dr. Robert Zimmerman, an endocrinologist, will lead the team. “Our aim is to ensure newly diagnosed diabetics have the tools they need to manage their disease from the onset and to decrease their risk of developing diabetes-related complications,” he said in the statement.

Education will be a major focus of the new center. Staff will host diabetes education classes, conduct retina screenings and feature cutting-edge glucose monitoring technology, according to the statement.

Worldwide, more than 220 million people have diabetes, and diabetes deaths are projected to double between 2005 and 2030, according to the World Health Organization. In Cuyahoga County, more than 100,000 people are living with the disease, according to Cleveland Clinic.