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Make living with diabetes as simple as possible with help from the compassionate experts at MercyCare Diabetes Center.

Comprehensive Diabetes Care

Get regular checkups and take advantage of expert services—all in one convenient location--including:

Experts You Can Trust

Work with our endocrinologist, Dr. Arun Movva, and Wendy Sanders, ARNP, who specializes in diabetes, to successfully manage your symptoms and prevent or delay long-term complications.

Place yourself in good hands with MercyCare, certified by the American Diabetes Association and a leader in diabetes care in your community for 30 years.

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Take this quiz to find out if you are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Ask your family about diabetes history (PDF)

Ask your primary care physician for a referral to our diabetes experts or call for more information today: 319-398-6711.

Comprehensive Care

Improve Treatment with Diagnostic Sensors

Get better treatment and glucose control with more complete information from a diagnostic sensor. Learn how to use this device that records your glucose 24/7 and provides information on how your diet, medication and daily activities affect your glucose levels.

Wendy Sanders, ARNP

Wendy, a nurse practitioner, specializes in diabetes care throughout the lifespan. She treats patients with Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes, and also provides insulin pump initiation and management. Work with Wendy to determine a comprehensive care plan designed to help you reach your diabetes goals.


Endocrinologists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the glands of the endocrine system, including the thyroid, the pituitary, and glands located in the pancreas, ovaries and testes. Hormones from these glands regulate appetite, metabolism and energy stability, all of which affect whether a person is considered obese. Medical conditions associated with obesity include insulin resistance, reproductive issues, metabolic syndrome and genetic problems.

Who should see an Endocrinologist?

You may be a candidate to see Dr. Arun Movva, Cedar Rapids’ first endocrinologist, if you experience conditions such as:

  • Uncontrolled Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • Thyroid conditions (including nodule biopsies)
  • Parathyroid diseases
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Pituitary diseases
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Osteoporosis (bone loss)
  • Hypogonadism (low testosterone)
  • Polycystic ovary disease
  • Other endocrine disorders

Success Stories

A Step Ahead of Diabetes

Changing habits can be difficult, especially when it comes to your health. But Allen and Sheryl Tjelmeland of Ely did just that – and enjoyed it. Read more about the Tjelmelands.

Leading by Example

Dallas Oler is 77 years old with a firm handshake, ready smile and fitness that all belie the fact that he has Type 1 diabetes. Read more about Dallas.


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Mercy Health Plaza
5264 Council Street NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Phone Number:
(319) 398-6711

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday