Iowa Diabetes and Endrocrinology Center

Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Center (IDEC) is the largest endocrine practice in the state of Iowa, providing comprehensive health care services to adult patients diagnosed with diabetes and hormonal disorders.

IDEC employs eight board-certified endocrinologists, as well as a physician assistant and three nurse practitioners. IDEC is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for its diabetes program. IDEC works collaboratively with Certified Diabetes Educators at the Mercy Diabetes Education Program

When you are diagnosed with diabetes, it's important to develop a partnership with your health care providers. At Mercy, our comprehensive team of physicians, advanced care practitioners, registered dieticians and certified diabetes educators work with you to help manage your diabetes and ensure you are enjoying your everyday life without complications. 

We are proud to offer care for:

  • Diabetes - including gestational diabetes and insulin pump management
  • Imparied glucose tolerance
  • Thyroid, pituitary and adrenal issues
  • Calcium disorders 
  • Lipids
  • Hypertension
  • Male and female hormonal disorders 

Additionally, the Mercy Diabetes Education Program works with patients at the main Mercy campus and throughout the Mercy clinic system to provide support and education on controlling diabetes and living a healthy lifestyle. 

IDEC Mission

To provide quality compassionate care, education and research opportunities for people affected by diabetes and other hormonal disorders.


Billing Questions

If you have billing questions, please contact our billing office customer service team:

            Phone: (515) 643-2519

            Toll Free: (888) 515-7155

            Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


We accept most major insurance companies, including Medicare. We are considered a specialty clinic by most forms of insurance. We suggest you contact your insurance company to find out if your plan covers the care you receive at IDEC.

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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