Diabetes Disease Management Clinic
Residents and interns participate in the Diabetes Disease Management Clinic9 on Wednesday mornings during their ambulatory block rotation. Patients of the resident and faculty practice with poorly controlled diabetes are referred to this clinic for a multidisciplinary intervention designed to comprehensively address their diabetes management and complications. Residents work with a faculty preceptor, an APRN case manager, a nutritionist, pharmacists, and social workers. Residents learn a variety of essential skills (e.g., how to instruct patients in proper use of glucometers, insulin injection techniques including use of insulin pens and syringes, identification and treatment of hypoglycemia, diabetes-specific nutrition counseling, etc.), gain advanced knowledge of management of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes including the use of oral agents, insulins and other injectables, have focused learning on evaluating and managing important co-morbidities and learn strategies to assess and reduce risk of the common macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes.
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