Chicago Diabetes Experts

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Nearly 13% of U.S. adults have type 2 diabetes. This number is growing and straining an already overburdened health care system.

Most with type 2 diabetes are not well controlled, putting them at risk of complications.

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S.

There is approximately one endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) for every 6,500 persons with diabetes.

Recent developments in diabetes drugs and technology have been game changing but require more time and expertise from your doctor.

Diabetes is a progressive disease meaning that it worsens over time and requires more advanced treatment approaches.

The rate at which diabetes progresses can be slowed through the use of certain lifestyle modifications and medications. In some cases, diabetes can be reversed with a reduction or elimination in the need for medications.

Dr Clark has both the time and expertise to help you optimize the management of your type 2 diabetes and hopefully even put it into remission.


I have been type 2 for 15 years. I met Dr. Clark two years ago and was immediately impressed with him, not only as an excellent endocrinologist, but a human being. Dr. Clark is by far the most enlightened, knowledgeable, and effective endocrinologist I have had, and there were several. He has helped me get off of insulin, lose weight and provides new and novel medications to keep me under tight control. My A1c has dropped, precipitously, and I feel great. He watches your glucose patterns and knows what's going on. I feel like I have a doctor who actually cares. Most importantly, is the education I have received about this disease from Dr Clark. It has been extremely valuable. I feel like I am now in control of it instead of it controlling me. Thank you Dr. Clark.

James Perlman 

February 3, 2022