Diabetes management uses evidence- and theory-based empowerment models to help patients gain the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary for diabetes self-care.
Assessment & Plan
The first step in diabetes management is a patient assessment to determine the needs, goals, and life experiences of the patient with diabetes.
The diabetes management team conducts this assessment and then works with the patient to develop an educational treatment plan.
Patients are encouraged to attend weekly group classes to gain diabetes education and support strategies. If the patient has scheduling conflicts, the staff of the Center for Behavioral and Nutritional Health will attempt to work with their schedule.
Benefits of Diabetes Management
Diabetes management is a critical element of care for all patients with diabetes and is designed to improve clinical outcomes, health status, and patients’ quality of life.
Diabetes management and nutritional counseling are two services used to improve diabetes care. It may be more medically effective for some patients to receive both therapies.
Additional Conditions Treated
Diabetes management services are available to individuals who have type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, or pre-diabetes.
Cost and Coverage
Coverage for diabetes management varies from each health insurance company, as well as among plans within the same company. Medicare Part B limits diabetes management services to 10 hours the first year and 2 hours each subsequent year.