Diabetes Education

Westmed Medical Group’s Endocrinology Department is committed to a comprehensive program of diabetes education. Our goal is to empower our patients to become active participants in their care and the self-management of their diabetes.

Diabetes Education

Our diabetes education program is patient-centric and built on a team approach.

What We Do

We provide instruction on the use of both insulin and non-insulin diabetes injectable medications and discuss the signs and symptoms of hyper and hypoglycemia and the appropriate treatments.

We educate our patients as to the rationale for treatment regimens, such as oral medications, insulin, and non-insulin injectable; the mechanism of action, side effects, dose and adverse reactions; and the steps to take should a side effect or adverse reaction occurs.

We discuss the short and long-term risks of diabetes, as well as preventative treatments of known complications.

About our Services

We provide our patients with the most up-to-date information about diabetes management and treatment and explain the choices they have in their treatment.

As part of our patients’ nutrition counseling, we provide information on dining out and grocery shopping as part of controlling blood glucose levels. Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes learn the role of exercise and diet in their self-care.

We work closely and proactively with our ophthalmology and podiatry departments to ensure that our patients are evaluated for the development of ophthalmic and podiatric complications.