Diabetes Education
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BMI Categories
Underweight
less than 18.5
Healthy Weight
greater than 18.5 and less than 25
Overweight
greater than 25 and less than 30
Obese
greater than 30

WESTMED Medical Group’s Endocrinology Department is committed to a comprehensive program of diabetes education. Our goal is to empower our patients to become active participants in their care and the self-management of their diabetes.In order to accomplish this, we promote a team approach to individualized patient-centered diabetes education.

 

What We Do

  • We provide instruction on the use of both insulin and non-insulin diabetes injectable medications and discuss the signs and symptoms of hyper and hypoglycemia and the appropriate treatments.
  • We educate our patients as to the rationale for treatment regimens, such as oral medications, insulin, and non-insulin injectable; the mechanism of action, side effects, dose and adverse reactions; and the steps to take should a side effect or adverse reaction occurs.
  • We discuss the short- and long-term risks of diabetes--both micro and macro vascular complication--and the prevention of and treatment of known complications.

About our Services

 

  • We provide our patients with the most up-to-date information about diabetes management and treatment and explain the choices they have in their treatment.
  • As part of our patients’ nutrition counseling, we provide information on dining out and grocery shopping as part of controlling blood glucose levels. Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes learn the role of exercise and diet in their self-care.
  • We work closely and proactively with our ophthalmology and podiatry departments to ensure that our patients are evaluated for the development of ophthalmic and podiatric complications. Educational materials on eye and foot care are provided at every visit.  

 


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