At Baptist Health South Florida, our diabetes care team offers diabetes management, education and support services, as well as personalized treatment for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Our team approach to care means that you don’t have to jump from doctor’s office to doctor’s office looking for answers to manage your diabetes. We work with your primary care and specialty care doctors to get you the diabetes care and treatment you require.
Our comprehensive diabetes management and education program, Sweet Life, is accredited and recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
What conditions are treated by the diabetes care team at Baptist Health South Florida?
Our team uses a multidisciplinary approach, working closely with physicians and specialists across Baptist Health South Florida to treat:
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
What treatments are offered by the diabetes care team at Baptist Health South Florida?
Our endocrinologists and the team at the Sweet Life diabetes program specialize in comprehensive care for patients who have diabetes.
Our treatment plan may include:
- Continuous glucose monitoring
- Diabetes self-management education and support
- Diabetes device training
- Diabetes blood glucose monitoring
- Insulin pump education
- Medication management
- Nutrition counseling
- Retina exam
What is the Sweet Life Diabetes Education program?
The Sweet Life Diabetes Education program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association. After an appointment with our Board-certified physician, you meet one-on-one with a dietitian and attend a comprehensive three-hour education class on managing your diabetes.
The program includes:
- Review of lifestyle goals
- Testing for A1C, cholesterol and blood pressure levels
- Meal planning and nutrition counseling
- Exercise planning
- Medication management
- Lifestyle modifications
- Prevention of complication
We are committed to helping you monitor and manage your diabetes. That is why we include your primary care physician and other specialists as needed on our treatment team. This approach ensures that we treat everything that can impact your quality of life and develop a personalized treatment plan.
If you are having trouble managing your diabetes or have complex issues due to Type 1 diabetes, we offer more individualized treatment options and follow-up care.
Meet The Team
Our Diabetes care team of physicians and healthcare professions includes:
- Registered Nurses
- Certified Diabetes Educators
- Community Health Professionals
- Social Workers
- Support staff
The multidisciplinary approach to diabetes treatment and management that Baptist Health South Florida provides is not widely available, but evidence shows this approach benefits patients. Each care team member brings a different perspective and expertise to address the uniqueness of your diabetes, factoring in your lifestyle, treatment goals and your overall health.
Currently, you must be a primary care patient of Baptist Health Medical Group to enroll in our program. It’s always best to check first with your primary care physician to ensure a program like ours will benefit you and with your insurance company to see if our services will be covered.
Our program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and for Diabetes Self-Management Support (DSMS).