Effective diabetes management requires that patients have access to an ongoing course of self-care support, which is critical to enable them to effectively manage their disease and prevent its devastating complications.
Teamwork, continuity of care, electronic monitoring, advocacy, community outreach, addressing the social determinants of health through community and social service partnerships, and seamless access to the full continuum of diabetes care are all hallmarks of the Primary Care Diabetes Support Program.
For primary care providers and other health professionals, we provide the following:
- Assistance for family physicians wanting to build capacity for diabetes care in their own practices, including onsite visits by our team.
- Shared care for health professionals, including endocrinologists, providing support for diabetes patients with complex self-care challenges, such as mental illness, poverty, addictions, language barriers, social isolation, and complex medical issues.
- Education in community pharmacies for people identified by the pharmacist as struggling with self care.
Through the Primary Care Diabetes Support Program, patients make great gains. Within months, our goal is to support patients to achieve the recommended targets for blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol.
“We help people achieve a level of wellness they haven’t had in years.”
To refer a patient
To refer a patient to the Primary Care Diabetes Support Program, fax brief referral information to 519 672-7727.
There is no billing impact to family physicians referring to the Primary Care Diabetes Support Program. Our physicians have alternate billing status.