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Basin Clinic has had a focus on Diabetes and identified all of their diabetic patients. They created educational packets for them, reviewed their guidelines, and set up their templates to match them based on guidelines. They have recalled their diabetic patients, and have also started offering group visits for them. Their focus has been on nutrition and activity levels, good management of their illness in terms of making sure patients are on the right medications. Those diabetics who need insulin are taking it. Helping patients calibrate their glucose monitoring tools, and started working with the local market to be providing healthier options. They are seeing that their patients are getting healthier, A1c’s are coming down, etc. Their program has had a positive impact on their community.
One of their employees, decided to utilize their program and this is her story:
I actually wanted to lose the weight, a.) Because I needed to. b.) wanted to and c.) was recently told that I was pre diabetic. which I really really don’t want to be. My husband is also losing weight and we both feel good together with losing weight, about 40 pounds total between the both of us. Just knowing what diabetes is and what it does, scares me and I really don’t want to be a diabetic. Both grandparents on both sides had diabetes so it is very predominant in my family history, as far as I know no one in the next generations have had it. But it is there. When I first saw the HA1C, I was in denial and kept telling myself it wasn’t happening, I wasn’t diabetic, or pre at that, I had to wait the weekend knowing what it was and was a nervous wreck…..As for the weight loss I am at a standstill for the moment, but with my husband being a support and actually losing along with me feels great!
This story was provided by Brooke Thomas. Kudos Basin Clinic!