Patient Management Tips
Schedule regular visits.
Schedule patients with diabetes for four visits per year. Diabetes is a chronic disease that needs ongoing management, and it is very difficult to try to add chronic management of a complex disease when the patient is coming for a specific complaint.
If a patient comes to the office for a routine diabetes recheck and has a complaint, address it but reschedule the diabetes recheck. Studies have shown that the more visits committed exclusively to diabetes care the better the control.
Refer all patients for diabetes education.
While you may not provide this in your office, diabetes education will assist patients greatly in their self-management. This may save endless hours in problem -solving if the patient has a good base knowledge of the disease…(Read More)