Welcome to Diabetic Care Associates! By joining forces with us, you have taken a giant step toward a healthier lifestyle. Our multi-disciplinary approach is designed to focus on your specific medical needs in a caring environment. Our most successful approach to most disease states such as diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia are managed through diet, exercise and medication. Every patient is treated with respect and concern. After a careful analysis, we provide you with the care plan and education necessary to help you to take control of your disease; our goal will be to minimize medication while preventing complications. The most important member of our healthcare team is you!
Diabetes ManagementTo treat diabetes, we encourage you to be diligent in taking and recording your blood sugar readings. Always record your blood sugars before, (1 hour) after each meal and at bedtime. Once you have established a comfortable routine of taking your blood sugar readings we encourage you to follow our proven protocol and set your goals with our provider to manage your disease thus optimizing your health care.
- Your goal for Hemoglobin A1C is below 6.5-tested every 3 months
- Fasting blood sugar should be between 70-90
- Post Meal Blood sugar-done 1 hour to 2 hours after your meal should be 140 or lower
- Blood Sugars should be checked before exercise, driving or traveling
- When blood sugar is below 80, eat first then immediately take insulin after your meal or snack
- Daily Foot inspection by you and foot exam by our provider 2 times a year
- Yearly Fundus Photo by Michele
- Eye exam by ophthalmologist of choice
- Yearly Dietitian consult by Amy for meal planning, advice & tips
- Exercise 50 minutes 5X a week, get your customized exercise plan from our exercise physiologist, Michele
- Total Cholesterol should be below 180, and should be re-checked every 6 months
- Bad Cholesterol (LDL) should be below 70, and should be re-checked every 6 months
- Good Cholesterol (HDL) should be above 50 (female; 45(male) and should be re-checked every 6 months