Vanderbilt Diabetes Care

The Eskind Diabetes Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center diagnoses and treats adults with diabetes. Our specialists will assess your overall health and develop a personalized plan to manage your diabetes. From the latest in technology to diabetes self-management, you and your family will have all you need to live well with diabetes.

Dr. Irwin B. Eskind, who had diabetes, and his wife, Annette, provided the vision and gift to create the Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Clinic.

Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Depth of experience: We are one of only a few diabetes centers in the U.S. accredited by the American Diabetes Association for treating adults with diabetes, children with diabetes, and women with diabetes during pregnancy. Our experience translates into expert care for you.
  • Collaborative care: Diabetes can lead to other health concerns, including foot and eye problems. We bring together specialists in endocrinology, podiatry, ophthalmology, maternal/fetal medicine for diabetes, cardiology, neurology, and dieticians and certified diabetes educators. This means your care is integrated and coordinated among your diabetes care team and primary care doctor. 
  • Convenient care: We also offer telemedicine, which may allow you to connect with your doctor from our Clarksville location or from the comfort of your own home. Our Nashville, Franklin and Clarksville locations allow you to have all you all the tests you need.
  • Diabetes technology: We offer a complete range of diabetes-related technologies, such as with insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems.
  • Patient-centered services: We offer diabetes self-management education classes to help you and your family stay healthy. These classes, led by certified diabetes educators, help you learn not only about your diabetes, but also how to choose and use technology to manage your care. Our registered dietitians will create a nutrition plan to help you reach your health goals. This includes meal planning, counting carbohydrates and practical strategies for improving your long-term health.  
  • Advanced research and treatment: Our decades of diabetes research includes recognition with a Nobel Prize in medicine and more than 120 Vanderbilt faculty members conducting diabetes research. Today, the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center is leading the way in advancing care with diabetes, assuring you access to the very latest in treatment.
  • Clinical trials: We offer a wide range of diabetes clinical research studies. Our current studies are investigating new treatments in diabetes, including new types of insulin and non-insulin medications. Learn more about our diabetes clinical trials.

Conditions We Treat

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • High-risk obstetrics for pregnant women with existing diabetes
  • Genetic forms of diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Polyglandular autoimmune disease
  • Prediabetes
  • Steroid-induced diabetes
  • Transplant-related diabetes

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Oral medications
  • Non-insulin injectables
  • Insulin therapy
  • Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery)


Vanderbilt Diabetes
Medical Center East
1215 21st Avenue South, Suite 8210
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 343-8332
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Vanderbilt Diabetes Franklin
2105 Edward Curd Lane, Suite 100
Franklin, TN 37067
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Diabetes Care Team

Nurse Practitioners

Vascular Surgeon



Support the Eskind Diabetes Clinic

Financial donations to the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center or Eskind Diabetes Clinic strengthen our research and patient care. Please consider giving in honor or in memory of a loved one who has been affected by diabetes.

Make a gift online through our secure donation form.

You can mail a check payable to Vanderbilt Diabetes Center to:
VUMC Gift & Donor Services
2525 West End Ave., Suite 450
Nashville, TN 37203

If you have questions, contact:
Christopher Collins, Associate Vice President for VUMC Development
(615) 875-2670

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