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Diabetes Management

Diabetes affects a cross-section of people and is precipitated by a variety of circumstances. One-size-fits-all care plans disregard the unique needs of each patient, which is why the Signature Diabetes Institute has developed a variety of diabetes management programs. The different plans are further personalized based on the needs of the individual patient. Our plans help us construct a framework for your care, on which we can build a personalized, cost-effective plan of care that suits your individual needs.

 

The Prevent Diabetes Program

Duration: 12 months

First degree relatives of people with diabetes or people with pre-diabetes will gain valuable knowledge about modifiable behaviors and risk factors to prevent onset of diabetes, and access tools to implement changes to postpone onset of diabetes. 

 

The New Onset

Diabetes Program

Duration: 12 months

Patient diagnosed with diabetes within 6 months prior to referral. At the end of 12 months, the patient will obtain appropriate knowledge of disease state and lifestyle efforts needed to achieve wellness and stay in control, have an A1c under 7% (if clinically appropriate), have access to optimized medication, and have future access to ongoing care via the Diabetes Management Program if metabolic target achieved. If not, individuals can access our Uncontrolled Diabetes Program at a 10% discounted rate 

 

The Uncontrolled Diabetes Program

Duration: 12 months & ongoing yearly 

 

This program is for individuals with diabetes and an A1c over 8%. At the end of 12 months, individuals will obtain appropriate knowledge of disease state and lifestyle efforts needed to achieve and stay in control, have an A1c under 7% (if clinically appropriate), have access to optimized medications, as well as future access to ongoing care through the Diabetes Control Maintenance Program if metabolic target achieved. If not, patients can access The Uncontrolled Diabetes Program at a 10% discounted rate (up to two cycles).

 

The Diabetes Control Maintenance Programs

Duration: 12 months/ongoing yearly

This program is specifically designed for the patient who has achieved metabolic targets, will continue to receive ongoing education, motivational training, medication management, and screening for complications. 

The Diabetes in Pregnancy Program

(without insulin therapy)

Duration: 12-20 weeks w/ 1 postpartum counseling session.

Patient will be educated in a timely manner to achieve and maintain blood glucose within target without insulin therapy for the duration of pregnancy & will receive postpartum education to maintain euglycemia or near-euglycemia. Individuals may then elect to follow either the Uncontrolled Diabetes Program or the Diabetes Control Maintenance on an ongoing basis, depending level of metabolic control after delivery. 

 

The Diabetes in Pregnancy Program

(with insulin therapy)

Duration: Up to 30 weeks w/ 1 postpartum counseling session.

Patient will be educated in a timely manner to achieve and maintain blood glucose within target with insulin therapy for the duration of pregnancy & will receive postpartum education to maintain euglycemia or near euglycemia. Individuals may then elect to follow either the Uncontrolled Diabetes Program or the Diabetes Control Maintenance on an ongoing basis, depending level of metabolic control.