Over 21 million Americans have diabetes and because diabetes is with you 24/7, knowing what to do to keep it in control is one of the cornerstones of quality care.
Diabetes control management can be divided into three categories:
- Diabetes Assessment
Have your blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and kidney function tested routinely
- Diabetes Target Attainment
Reach target goals set by the American Diabetes Association for your blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and kidney function
- Diabetes Complication Prevention
Avoid complications from diabetes by smoking cessation and being current on your flu vaccination, pneumococcus vaccination, eye exams, and foot exams
What You Can Do
If you think you are at risk for diabetes, or you have diabetes and need help managing it, make an appointment at The Internal Medicine Clinic to check your blood sugar. Let us help you manage your health.
Thanks to intervention, ADC Internal Medicine patients had better rates in Diabetes assessment, target attainment, and complication prevention than the national average.