Diabetes Management: Successful Care Plan for Diabetes Patients

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Diabetes management and having a care plan in place to address any related conditions really hinges on education about the disease and the tools needed to take charge.

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Diabetes Management: Successful Care Plan for Diabetes Patients

  1. 1. Diabetes Management: Successful Care Plan for Diabetes Patients
  2. 2. 25.8 million Americans have diabetes, that’s an astonishing 8.3 percent of the population. And even more staggering, one in four U.S. residents aged 65 and older have diabetes.
  3. 3. With a range of associated issues for poorly managed diabetes, including kidney failure, heart disease and stroke, it’s extremely important to have an established care program and daily regimen for diabetes management.
  4. 4. Sharon Roth Maguire, nurse practitioner and Vice President of Quality and Clinical Operations for BrightStar Care®, explains how a full understanding of diabetes and coping skills are necessary for a successful care program.
  5. 5. “For the most effective plan, everyone involved in the process including the patient, caretakers and family should be confident in their knowledge of diabetes and how it effects the patient,” says Maguire. “With daily foot inspections, healthy eating habits and accurate blood sugar tracking, it’s very possible for diabetes patients to successfully self-manage their condition.”
  6. 6. BrightStar Care and Maguire utilize a combination of self-managed and team-based care program for an effective diabetes care plan. Together, a registered nurse and caregivers develop a specialized care program that helps patients optimize their wellness.
  7. 7. The Clinical Pathways for Diabetes plan includes learning safe needle disposal, proper procedure for daily foot inspections, weight management strategies, medication adherence, appointment coordination and regular checks of vital signs and blood glucose levels.
  8. 8. With the program, the patients and their families gain the knowledge and coping skills needed for diabetes management and its related conditions.
  9. 9. Find Quality Care Now Locate a BrightStar Near You! Find a location in Canada Find a location in the US

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