Diabetic Monitoring Program

Hemoglobin A1c is an important lab test that shows how well your diabetes is being controlled. This test provides an average of your blood sugar level over a period of 3 months. A normal hemoglobin A1C level is approximately 6%. A1c levels of 6.5% or higher indicate diabetes. The diabetic goal is to maintain a level less than 7%. If you have a hemoglobin A1c of 8% or greater, you have a higher risk of developing diabetes-related complications which can cause “silent” damage to your body.

The Diabetic Monitoring Program is available for patients with a hemoglobin A1c of 8% or greater. You will receive regular phone calls from a specially trained nurse to discuss your treatment plan, answer your questions and listen to your concerns. This nurse will ensure you are taking your medication properly, keeping your appointments, and obtaining regular lab work. He or she will communicate your progress with your provider and relay any important information back to you if you need a change in your plan.

If you would like to participate in the diabetes program, please contact your clinic.

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