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Dave McCulloch, MD, Q3: How Often Should Patients Check Their BG Levels?

Dr. McCulloch talks about how many times a day a patient should check their blood glucose levels but turns the question around, instead explaining that medical professionals need to convince patients of why this is important by demonstrating. He maintains contact with his patients through e-mails and via phone so that they can ask questions, and then he can educate them as to the best times to test to help answer their questions.

More videos with Dr. McCulloch:

Dave McCulloch, MD, FRCP, Introduction
Dave McCulloch, MD, Q2: The Most Important Innovations in Diabetes Healthcare Delivery
Dave McCulloch, MD, Q4: What Is the Best A1c?
Dave McCulloch, MD, Q5: How to Motivate Patients to Change Behavior
Dave McCulloch, MD, Q6: What Is So Great about SMA’s?

Dave McCulloch, MD, Q7: What Can the American Healthcare System Learn from the NHS?

Dr. David K. McCulloch obtained his medical education at Edinburgh University, Scotland with additional postgraduate training at the University of Nottingham, England, and University of Washington, Seattle. He has worked in the field of clinical diabetes innovation for over thirty years and has over 80 publications on a wide variety of diabetes-related topics.

A Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, Dr. McCulloch works as a diabetologist, leading clinical improvement efforts in diabetes with an energetic team at Group Health. The comprehensive and integrated approach which has been implemented at Group Health has resulted in improved health outcomes, increased patient satisfaction, decreased utilization of services and reduced costs.

Dr. McCulloch has also chaired national and statewide diabetes and cardiovascular disease collaboratives with a wide variety of health care organizations. In addition, Dr. McCulloch is the author of The Diabetes Answer Book: Practical Answers to More than 300 Top Questions.