Cray Diabetes Self-Management Center

diabetes-mainHaving diabetes can be frustrating and make you feel like you don't have many options. Established in 1979, the Cray Diabetes Self-Management Center provides ongoing, personalized education and support to help you build the knowledge and skills you need to manage your diabetes. We believe passionately in our mission to empower patients, healthcare providers, families, and their communities by providing education, research and skills needed to successfully manage their diabetes.

Regain control

If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, it doesn't have to control you. Our goal is to empower patients, healthcare providers, and families by providing education and skills needed to successfully manage their diabetes. We can help you with common concerns such as:
  • Can I eat that?
  • Why do I have to prick my finger – and what do the results mean, anyway?
  • I had high blood sugar last night. What did I do wrong?
  • I was just diagnosed and there are so many rules to follow. Help!
Your dedicated team of experts

We believe in a collaborative approach to treatment. In addition, we feel the relationship between you and your healthcare provider is of utmost importance, so you will see the same doctor and/or educator as long as you continue your treatment with us. We also work closely with your primary care physician to achieve the best outcome. Your team will include:
  • An endocrinologist
  • Mid-level diabetes specialist (either a physician assistant or nurse practitioner)
  • A certified diabetes educator
  • A registered dietitian nutritionist
  • Other resources, as needed
Dedicated to research

The Cray Diabetes Self-Management Center stands as the clinical arm of the KU Diabetes Institute, where translational research, innovative educational technology and practices are implemented.

As a patient, you may be eligible to participate in clinical trials. You'll have the opportunity to receive the most advanced therapies or procedures that are only available when you participate in a clinical trial. Our endocrinologist will discuss your eligibility for clinical trials.

One of the top Diabetes & Endocrinology programs in the country

To reach the Cray Diabetes Self Management Center, call 913-588-6022.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Our diabetes and endocrinology program ranks No. 33 among the nation's top 50 in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2016-17. Rankings are based on measurable achievements in quality, patient safety, nursing excellence and other best patient care indicators. This is our sixth consecutive year to achieve the honor.