Adults with Type 2 on Insulin
I learned more about my managing my diabetes in one hour's conversation with you than in the prior 18 months with my doctor. Maybe I can learn to live with this disease after all!
Ron Allan, Akron, OH
I was really pulling my hair out with frustration when I went on the web a few years ago and searched for "Diabetes Educators". I am very thankful we found Integrated Diabetes. Your team is the best! You are clearly experts in the field and I can't thank you enough for all your help.
Jackie Flood (wife of Frank), Philadelphia, PA
Expert Coaching for Type-2 Insulin Users
More than 90% of people with diabetes have Type-2 Diabetes, and approximately 25% of those with type-2 diabetes require insulin. Type-2 is very different from type-1 in that there is no autoimmune attack on the pancreas, and the pancreas continues to produce insulin. Nevertheless, insulin is sometimes required to control blood sugar levels. This does not mean that you now have type-1 diabetes, just that your type-2 diabetes has progressed to the point that insulin is needed for proper management. (to learn more about this process, click here)
In some ways, living with and managing type-2 diabetes is more challenging than dealing with type-1. In addition to having to control blood sugar levels, people with type-2 diabetes often have to contend with multiple other issues at the same time: weight loss, blood pressure control, cholesterol reduction, and a multitude of other health concerns.
At Integrated Diabetes Services, we recognize and appreciate that everyone has their own preferred pace, learning style and goals, so we tailor what we do and how we do it to your individual needs.
Our services for people with type-2 diabetes who use insulin include:
- Reducing A1c levels
- Preventing/minimizing hypoglycemia
- Fine-tuning insulin doses (including pump settings)
- Transitioning to pump therapy
- Sampling and using continuous glucose monitors
- Developing and managing an exercise program
- Dietary planning for weight loss
- Heart disease risk-reduction
- Education for partners and caregivers
The Service Process
All consultations are available in-person or remotely via phone and the internet (including video conferencing). Prior to your initial consultation, we'll send you a self-care assessment packet to complete and return to us. That way, we won't waste your valuable time with questions and topics that are of no interest to you. The assessment will be reviewed by your personal diabetes coach who will begin formulating a teaching/management plan in preparation for your scheduled consultation.
During the initial consultation, we will discuss your personal goals, review your current diabetes management plan and offer suggestions for improving your control. We will formulate a system for keeping and communicating records, provide essential education, and outline a plan for helping you achieve your long-term goals.
After the initial consultation, follow-up options include individual consultations scheduled at your convenience, or a retainer service that includes monthly scheduled consultations and unlimited access to our team (to review records, answer questions and make necessary adjustments).
Please call our office for information regarding service fees, to ask any questions or schedule an appointment. We can't wait to work with you!