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1775 Aurora Ct

Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-2323

Fax: (303) 724-6779

M 8:00 am–4:45 pm
T 8:00 am–4:45 pm
W 8:00 am–4:45 pm
TH 8:00 am–4:45 pm
F 8:00 am–4:45 pm
S Closed
SU Closed

Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes - Specialty Clinic

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The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC) specializes in type 1 diabetes research and care for children and adults. Clinicians, clinical researchers, and basic biomedical scientists collaborate at the BDC to find the most effective treatment, prevention, and cure for type 1 diabetes. The BDC was founded by Marvin and Barbara Davis in 1978 and is currently one of the largest diabetes institutes in the world. Housed in a dedicated building on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado, the Center is an independent institute within the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

The Center provides state-of-the-art diabetes care to over 7,500 children and adults with diabetes as well as provides inpatient care to patients with any type of diabetes who are seen at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Center clinical faculty members teach medical, physician assistant, nursing, and dental students on campus. Residents and endocrinology fellows receive critical training at the leading edge of diabetes clinical care and research.

Our mission is to provide state-of the-art care to children and adults with type 1 diabetes and to teach our patients how to prevent or delay complications. Our research is devoted to finding prevention, cure, and most effective treatment of diabetes and associated disorders.

Clinical Care for Pediatric Patients 
The BDC Pediatric Diabetes Division provides families and patients with an understanding of type 1 diabetes and encourages their confidence in its day-to-day management.  Present evidence strongly suggests that consistent blood sugar control greatly diminishes the chances of long-term eye and kidney complications. The Pediatric Clinic offers complete education and support for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. The expectation is that by the time patients are ready to leave home for college or the workforce, they will have the ability to manage their own blood sugars.

The clinic is certified by the American Diabetes Association, and our nurses, dietitians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and social workers are Certified Diabetes Educators. Our pediatric endocrinologists also participate in studies that strive to advance and improve glucose monitoring and closed loop technology through observational studies and clinical trials at our Center.

Pediatric Clinic Services | Pediatric Clinic Phone:
303.724.2323

Director: Robert Slover, MD, Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director: R. Paul Wadwa, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Clinical Care for Adult Patients
The Adult Clinic has 9 providers (6 Physicians and 3 Advanced Practice Providers) who provide care for approximately 3,500 patients per year. Each patient has the opportunity to receive diabetes education at any clinic visit. The education is provided by nurses, dietitians and social workers (all are Certified Diabetes Educators). The diabetes educators provide education on self-management of diabetes for patients on multiple daily injections or insulin pumps. The education includes instruction on topics such as carbohydrate counting, weight and life-style management and psych-social counseling.

Adult Clinic Services | 
Ault Clinic Phone: 303.724.6755

Director: Satish Garg, MD, MBBS, DM
Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine

Eye Clinic 
The Barbara Davis Center eye clinic offers unparalleled eye care and state-of-the-art diagnostic retinal imaging, which assists in detecting the earliest states of retinopathy, assessing for progression of diabetic eye disease on the smallest scale possible and identification of patients that need treatment before vision is affected. 

Dr. Bucca's practice philosophy is hinged upon patient education, which he believes is the cornerstone of successful treatment of any illness.

Dr. Bucca is an optometrist and is the BDC Eye Clinic Chief. He has a decade of experience managing diabetic eye complications. Before arriving at the BDC, Dr. Bucca spent 7 years in the Indian Health Service in Shiprock, NM where he specialized in the clinical management of diabetic retinopathy in an indigent type 2 population. During his tenure, he oversaw both the student externship and residency program where he effectively trained hundreds of young doctors throughout the US and abroad in the field of ocular disease and primary eye care.

Why The Barbara Davis Center Eye Clinic?

  • Diabetes and Eye Care under one roof
  • More face-to-face time with your doctor
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment
  • All exam findings shared with your BDC doctor
  • Heavy emphasis on patient education
  • Thorough examinations and screening for ALL eye Conditions
  • Flexible scheduling available

Chief of Eye Clinic: Brian Bucca, OD, FAAO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Ophthalmology

Dr. Bucca Clinic Phone: 303-724-6735
Eye clinic walk-ins are welcome!

Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes - Specialty Clinic

The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC) specializes in type 1 diabetes research and care for children and adults. Clinicians, clinical researchers, and basic biomedical scientists collaborate at the BDC to find the most effective treatment, prevention, and cure for type 1 diabetes. The BDC was founded by Marvin and Barbara Davis in 1978 and is currently one of the largest diabetes institutes in the world. Housed in a dedicated building on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado, the Center is an independent institute within the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

The Center provides state-of-the-art diabetes care to over 7,500 children and adults with diabetes as well as provides inpatient care to patients with any type of diabetes who are seen at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Center clinical faculty members teach medical, physician assistant, nursing, and dental students on campus. Residents and endocrinology fellows receive critical training at the leading edge of diabetes clinical care and research.

Our mission is to provide state-of the-art care to children and adults with type 1 diabetes and to teach our patients how to prevent or delay complications. Our research is devoted to finding prevention, cure, and most effective treatment of diabetes and associated disorders.

Clinical Care for Pediatric Patients 
The BDC Pediatric Diabetes Division provides families and patients with an understanding of type 1 diabetes and encourages their confidence in its day-to-day management.  Present evidence strongly suggests that consistent blood sugar control greatly diminishes the chances of long-term eye and kidney complications. The Pediatric Clinic offers complete education and support for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. The expectation is that by the time patients are ready to leave home for college or the workforce, they will have the ability to manage their own blood sugars.

The clinic is certified by the American Diabetes Association, and our nurses, dietitians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and social workers are Certified Diabetes Educators. Our pediatric endocrinologists also participate in studies that strive to advance and improve glucose monitoring and closed loop technology through observational studies and clinical trials at our Center.

Pediatric Clinic Services | Pediatric Clinic Phone:
303.724.2323

Director: Robert Slover, MD, Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director: R. Paul Wadwa, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Clinical Care for Adult Patients
The Adult Clinic has 9 providers (6 Physicians and 3 Advanced Practice Providers) who provide care for approximately 3,500 patients per year. Each patient has the opportunity to receive diabetes education at any clinic visit. The education is provided by nurses, dietitians and social workers (all are Certified Diabetes Educators). The diabetes educators provide education on self-management of diabetes for patients on multiple daily injections or insulin pumps. The education includes instruction on topics such as carbohydrate counting, weight and life-style management and psych-social counseling.

Adult Clinic Services | 
Ault Clinic Phone: 303.724.6755

Director: Satish Garg, MD, MBBS, DM
Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine

Eye Clinic 
The Barbara Davis Center eye clinic offers unparalleled eye care and state-of-the-art diagnostic retinal imaging, which assists in detecting the earliest states of retinopathy, assessing for progression of diabetic eye disease on the smallest scale possible and identification of patients that need treatment before vision is affected. 

Dr. Bucca's practice philosophy is hinged upon patient education, which he believes is the cornerstone of successful treatment of any illness.

Dr. Bucca is an optometrist and is the BDC Eye Clinic Chief. He has a decade of experience managing diabetic eye complications. Before arriving at the BDC, Dr. Bucca spent 7 years in the Indian Health Service in Shiprock, NM where he specialized in the clinical management of diabetic retinopathy in an indigent type 2 population. During his tenure, he oversaw both the student externship and residency program where he effectively trained hundreds of young doctors throughout the US and abroad in the field of ocular disease and primary eye care.

Why The Barbara Davis Center Eye Clinic?

  • Diabetes and Eye Care under one roof
  • More face-to-face time with your doctor
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment
  • All exam findings shared with your BDC doctor
  • Heavy emphasis on patient education
  • Thorough examinations and screening for ALL eye Conditions
  • Flexible scheduling available

Chief of Eye Clinic: Brian Bucca, OD, FAAO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Ophthalmology

Dr. Bucca Clinic Phone: 303-724-6735
Eye clinic walk-ins are welcome!

ADDRESS AND HOURS

1775 Aurora Ct

Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-2323

Fax: (303) 724-6779

M 8:00 am–4:45 pm
T 8:00 am–4:45 pm
W 8:00 am–4:45 pm
TH 8:00 am–4:45 pm
F 8:00 am–4:45 pm
S Closed
SU Closed

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CU Medicine COVID Response
Our number one priority is the health and safety of our patients, their family members, as well as our health care team. To honor this commitment we have implemented the following procedures:
 
Please call us about COVID 19 questions or your current health care concerns. Please take care in following current public health guidelines. Visit the Colorado COVID-19 website for more information.
 
Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone safe and healthy!

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  • Patients arriving more than 10 minutes after their scheduled appointment time may be asked to reschedule their appointment.
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  • Patients should anticipate paying required co-pays at check-in.
Insurance Information
To best serve our patients, CU Medicine is proud to be part of many health insurance networks.
 
Please contact your insurance carrier to verify if our physicians are participating in your health insurance plan. Due to the number of health insurance plans available, your insurance carrier will have a more up to date list of participating physicians than our office.
 
Please click here to view our fees for the most common clinical services we offer. Please note that we accept most insurances and have contracts that discount these fees for those payers. We also offer self-pay and other discounts for patients that qualify.
 
If you are not covered by health insurance, you are strongly encouraged to contact our billing office at (303) 493-7700 to discuss payment options prior to receiving a health care service from a health care provider at our clinic since posted health care prices may not reflect the actual amount of your financial responsibility.