People living with diabetes face daily challenges managing their condition. These can include diet and exercise, treatment-taking, psychological stress, education, illness and disability. A multidisciplinary team approach is critical to success in diabetes care and complications prevention. Our team of primary care physicians and skilled medical providers work in conjunction with our teams at Wickenburg Community Hospital and WCH Pharmacy to provide you an integrated approach to diagnosis, treatment and care planning. The result is a full continuum of care with the convenience of being close to home. Evidence indicates that a team approach:
Newly Diagnosed diabetes patients will come into the office for regular check up’s every 3-4 months until the individual can get sugars under control.
Primary Care & Diabetes – Current Standard Practice of Medicine
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is a nutrition professional equipped to administer evidence-based Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) through vigorous training and educational standards. Consulting an RDN is an important diabetes management step to give you a nutritional assessment, education and meal planning.
If you are newly diagnosed with Diabetes an RDN will go through a few different points:
Because diabetes is a disease affecting many parts of the body, successful management requires a team approach. Podiatric care is an integral part of the treatment team and has documented success in preventing amputations:
The keys to amputation prevention are early recognition and regular foot screenings performed by a podiatrist, the foot and ankle expert.
IF YOU HAVE DIABETES, FOLLOW THESE FOOT CARE TIPS:
This information is meant to be informative but not prescriptive. Their purpose is to provide information on diseases and processes, rather than dictate a specific form of diagnosis or treatment. The ultimate judgment regarding the propriety of any specific procedure must be made by the physician after all the circumstances are presented by the individual patient.
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