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.
What Are the Different Types of Diabetes?
Our care teams and the Sweet Life diabetes program specialize in comprehensive care for patients who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Our treatment plan may include:
- Continuous glucose monitoring
- Diabetes blood glucose monitoring
- Diabetes device training
- Diabetes self-management education and support
- Insulin pump education
- Medication management
- Nutrition counseling
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.
Diabetes is a chronic condition where your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use it as well as it should. This causes your blood glucose, or sugar levels, to become too high, which can cause health problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, dental disease and others.
Diabetes can affect anybody.
Lifestyle, family history and other factors can lead to diabetes.
Diabetes is diagnosed through a simple lab test.
Diabetes is treated with lifestyle modification and/or medicine.
The multidisciplinary approach to diabetes treatment and management that Baptist Health 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.
Our comprehensive diabetes management and education program, Sweet Life, is accredited and recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and for Diabetes Self-Management Support (DSMS).
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 complications
Currently, you must be a primary care or endocrinology patient of Baptist Health 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.
To learn more about diabetes or the Sweet Life program, schedule an appointment at any of our primary care locations.