Management of uncontrolled diabetic (DM) patients has always been a challenge across healthcare settings, but recently we noticed a surge in the number of uncontrolled DM patient in our clinic patients’ population during the COVID19 pandemic. This in part a combination of disruptions to care, delayed or inaccessible care, and poor diet and physical activity. To address this issue, we formed a multidisciplinary Diabetes Initiative Team consisting of attending physicians, residents, clinical pharmacist, nurse manager, care manager, and coordinator, along with supportive staffs in our Internal Medicine Residency clinic. Our aim was to reengage diabetic patients in the outpatient setting and to overcome barriers limiting diabetic care.
Le, Kelly; Arnold, Susan; Sissoho, Fatoumatta; Minn, Hmu; Obah, Eugene; Nicholls, Patricia; Hicks, Allison; and Stumbroski, Mary
"SEEKING OPPORTUNITY IN CRISIS: REDESIGNING CARE FOR HIGH-RISK DIABETICS DURING THE PANDEMIC,"
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 12:
1, Article 17.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.gbmc.org/jchimp/vol12/iss1/17