Research shows that people at risk for developing diabetes can prevent or delay diabetes by modifying lifestyle; modifications can include nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and self management. And most importantly, these studies show that lifestyle change can be modest and still have a positive outcome.

Almost 21 million Americans have diabetes in which blood glucose levels are above normal 140-180mg/dl for a two-hour period after meals. Diabetes is a serious disease, but it can be managed with some help from your Riverside health care team.

Your Riverside diabetes team should include:

  • A primary care provider such as an internist, a family medicine doctor, or a pediatrician. A PCP oversees and directs your care. We can help you select one of our primary care physicians.
  • An endocrinologist, a specialist in diabetes and the endocrine system.

Carl A. Gibson, M.D.
Riverside Endocrinology & Diabetes Specialists

Joel V. Mabalot, M.D.
Riverside Endocrinology & Diabetes Specialists

  • A certified diabetes educator, an expert in providing information about managing diabetes. All of the diabetes educators are registered nurses or registered dietitians. To make an appointment with a certified diabetes educator, contact the location most convenient for you:

Peninsula: 757-534-5918
Williamsburg: 757-534-5918
Middle Peninsula: 757-989-8830
Northern Neck: 757-534-5918
Eastern Shore: 757-302-2124

Depending on your individual situation, your team might include other health care providers, such as a dietitian, nurse, home health nurse, cardiologist (heart), podiatrist (foot care), nephrologist (kidney), ophthalmologist (eyes), neurologist (nerves, pain) and other specialists.