Diabetes Management Service
The Diabetes Management Service (DMS) was developed to improve the
quality of care in hospitalized persons with diabetes mellitus or those
with hyperglycemia. The team is a multidisciplinary one with an endocrinologist
medical director, nurse practitioner (NP), certified diabetes educator
(CDE), clinical data analyst and pharmacist.
To improve care for hospitalized patients with diabetes mellitus by actively
participating in the medical management of these patients and to serve as an
ongoing educational resource to all health care providers.
To provide a safe and quality healthcare experience for the hospitalized
patient with known or newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus.
To reduce medical costs related to poor glycemic control.
To reduce medication errors related to diabetes mellitus.
To provide educational opportunities for staff regarding diabetes
Who Can Benefit From the Diabetes Management Service (DMS)?
All patients with known or newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus
can benefit especially:
- Those with poor glycemic control
- Those requiring a change in medications
- Those with wounds or postsurgical
What We Do?
The NP actively manages the pharmacotherapies in order to
optimize glycemic control. The CDE primarily provides diabetes education
to the patient and health care providers. The team responds to consultation
requests and assists in hospital discharge planning. Patients are followed
throughout their hospital stay, so that education is reinforced and
medications are adjusted as often as needed. Additionally, patients can
continue to be followed by the NP and receive education in an outpatient
practice setting for continuity of care.
Both the NP and CDE enter their assessments into a specifically
designed database. This information is collected so as to analyze outcome
measures such as length-of-stay, readmission rates and resource utilization.
Dr. Annabelle Rodriguez, M.D.
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