OSF Saint Anthony's is one of only a few programs in the bi-state area awarded the Education Recognition Certificate for quality diabetes self-management education by the American Diabetes Association for excellence in diabetes education. Programs that achieve Recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management.
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Type 2 diabetes happens when the body cannot make enough insulin or is not able to use it properly. Type 2 diabetes may be controlled with diet, exercise and weight loss, or may need oral medicines or insulin injections.
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Endocrinologists are trained to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by restoring the body to its proper state. Some of the more common diseases and disorders that endocrinologists treat include diabetes, menopause and thyroid disorders.
Endocrinologist Dr. Wonil Tae, joined the medical staff of OSF Saint Anthony's Physician Group in July 2016. With advanced training in endocrinology, Dr. Tae is the Alton area's only full-time Endocrinologist.
Dr. Tae is accepting new patient appointments at his office located at OSF Saint Anthony's Medical Office Building, #2 Saint Anthony's Way, Suite 205, Alton.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Tae, please call (618) 462-2222.
Diabetes Self-Management Skills Program
OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center offers a Self-Management Skills Program, available to individuals who have been discharged from the inpatient setting, as well as those with a physician’s referral. The program teaches people with diabetes a life-long management approach to controlling the symptoms and complications of diabetes.
The services include outpatient consultations for diabetes management skills. Counseling services include Type 1, Type 2, Gestational Diabetes and Insulin Pump initiation and management.
For information about our Diabetes Services, call (618) 474-5012.