​Endocrine (Diabetes)

Diabetes is a condition in which the body does not properly metabolize sugar, and as a result, the blood sugar level becomes elevated.

Diabetes symptoms vary depending on how much blood sugar is elevated. People with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes may not experience symptoms right away, and Type l diabetes symptoms tend to come on quickly, and can be more severe. Some of the signs and symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Extreme hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision

Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, but it typically appears during childhood or adolescence. Type 2 diabetes, the more common type, can develop at any age and is often preventable. If you notice any possible diabetes symptoms, contact your primary care provider as soon as possible.

Discuss your medical needs with your primary care provider, and together you will decide whether a referral to the Endocrine Specialist is needed.

Diabetes Education Program

Laconia Clinic is proud to partner with LRGHealthcare to offer the Diabetes Education Program. The program focuses on wellness, and helps you to make good self-care decisions. In addition, the program offers a foot clinic and an insulin pump program.

The Diabetes Education Program includes:

  • Education on blood sugar testing, oral medication and insulin injections
  • Nutritional Information
  • Activity Recommendations


If you think you may benefit from this program, please talk to your primary care provider or contact the Diabetes Education Program at (603) 527-2850.

Endocrine (Diabetes) Provider

Barrett L. Chapin, MD
Barrett Chapin MD
Laconia Clinic