Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
Named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, Mercy Medical Center is home to Orthopedics and Joint Replacement offering innovative joint, hip and knee preservation, replacement and treatment options.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy in Baltimore utilizes continuous glucose monitoring to diagnose patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Mercy Medical Center’s expert team of endocrinologists is joined by Certified Diabetes Educators to help patients monitor their blood sugar levels and develop a diabetes management plan.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) records blood sugar levels throughout the day. The CGMS shows a person with diabetes exactly what their blood sugar levels are between fingersticks. Data is collected for at least three consecutive days and downloaded to an external computer for analysis at The Diabetes Center at Mercy.
The detailed computer graph shows patients with diabetes what really happens to their blood sugar levels during sleep, exercise or when taking medication. The CGMS can take 288 blood sugar readings a day by monitoring levels every 11 seconds and averaging them every five minutes. The continuous glucose monitoring system is approved by the FDA.
The continuous glucose monitoring system is performed by:
Endocrinologists specializing in diabetes may recommend continuous glucose monitoring for people diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Monitoring blood sugar levels is one step in developing an appropriate diabetes management plan to keep blood sugar at a normal level.
The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by some of the Mid-Atlantic’s top rated endocrinologists focusing on endocrine conditions, including osteoporosis, bone density, Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes, high blood glucose, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and neuroendocrine tumors. Our experts offer advanced treatment options, such as DEXA scanning, continuous glucose monitoring, nuclear isotope therapy, thyroid fine-needle aspiration and ultrasound guided biopsies.
Dr. Supneet Saluja diagnoses and treats glycemic disorders and offers diabetes management services.
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