The Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Center is one of only three diabetes centers in the U.S. accredited by the American Diabetes Association for treating adult, children's and gestational diabetes. We are one of the top five diabetes centers nationally for number of patients treated.
This web page is for the adult and gestational diabetes programs. Visit the Children's Diabetes Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Your diabetes treatment needs are unique. We will approach your diabetes care as a team of specialists that may include:
Our Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program helps people with diabetes learn to stay healthy. The program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting national standards for diabetes self-management education and support.
Program topics vary by class, but may include:
Classes are held in groups and are led by Certified Diabetes Educators. Each patient may bring one support person, limited to one for space reasons. For more information or to register, ask your Vanderbilt provider or contact Eskind Diabetes Center.
Dr. Irwin B. Eskind, who had diabetes, and his wife Annette provided the vision and gift to create the Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Center.
The Eskind Diabetes Center is a national leader in research, education and patient care. Our researchers have earned world acclaim, including two Nobel Prizes.
Financial donations help strengthen our research and patient programs. Consider giving a gift in honor of a loved one who has struggled or is struggling with diabetes. To recognize your contribution, we will send you an acknowledgment letter and a card to your honoree, when possible.
You can mail a check payable to Vanderbilt Diabetes Center to:
VUMC Gift & Donor Services
2525 West End Ave., Suite 450
Nashville, TN 37203-1761
If you have questions, contact:
Christopher Collins, Associate Vice President for VUMC Development
Ph: (615) 875-2670
For more information on Planned Giving, please contact:
Executive Director of Planned Giving