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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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Goals

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 care management.

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.

Tracking Data/Outcome

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.
Director


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