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Uncontrolled Diabetes

Uncontrolled Diabetes is blood sugar levels are above recommended target ranges including an A1C level above 7.0%.  Your physician will usually recommend you seeing an educator to assess potential lifestyle changes for your diet and activity.  Your physician may also recommend adding a new oral medication or insulin depending on your levels.  Uncontrolled Diabetes can lead to major complications such as heart attack, stroke, eye disease, kidney disease, nerve disease and infection if left untreated.

If you have Uncontrolled Diabetes, a Diabetes Educator can help relieve your frustration and help you obtain better glucose control:


  • Comprehensive Diabetes Assessment by a specially trained in Diabetes Registered Nurse and Registered Dietician
  • Personalized recommendations for diet /Is carbohydrate counting right for you and how many carbohydrates do you need, are cutting portions enough for you, do you need to change the types of foods you it.  One size does not always fit all so meeting your individual needs is important
  • Personalized exercise recommendations
  • Obtain better understanding as to why your blood glucose is uncontrolled
  • Recommendations to your MD for changes in treatment plan based on your personal goals and needs 
  • Recommendations to your MD when you and the educator have determined the lifestyle changes have been maximized and medication assistance is needed
  • Downloading of insulin pumps and blood glucose meters
  • Blood Glucose Pattern Management/What do those numbers mean? (why does it go high and low, what works and what isn’t working)
  • Weekly review of blood sugars and assistance adjusting medication doses under guidance of your physician

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