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Improving Diabetes Outcomes: Collaborative Patient Care in a New Multispecialty MSO Model

by Guest Writer Richard Purcell
More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.1 This epidemic requires new healthcare models to deliver optimal, patient-focused, guideline-directed care to improve outcomes and reduce costs. The establishment of a new multispecialty Managed Services Organization (MSO) in Arizona spotlights the numerous benefits, to patients and providers alike, of providing end-to-end healthcare services and disease management solutions for complex diabetes.

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Pharmacist’s Diligence Saves Patient’s Health and Money

I am a retail pharmacist working in a busy chain pharmacy.  A patient came in and requested a temporary supply of his Crestor 40 mg tablets because he had run out of tablets before he was eligible for a refill through insurance.  I checked his profile and noticed that it had been 1 1/2 months since his last 90 day refill so I asked why he had run out.  He said that his doctor had told him to double up and take 80 mg daily.  This didn't sound correct, but it was after office hours and the patient was adamant that these were his doctor's instructions and that he would have to stop his medication if I didn't dispense to him. 

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A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO DIABETES CARE V – APRIL 4-5, 2019 – CHARLESTON, SC

A cross continuum of inpatient diabetes care. Hospitals are being incentivized for achieving diabetes care metrics in the patient population in their catchment area which has required them to develop effective healthcare delivery models that impact not only just individual patients but also the patient population as a whole. Hear case studies from Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, UPMC, Allina Healthcare, Essentia Health and more. Learn about transitioning of care, building and maintaining Inpatient Diabetes Programs and Management, incorporating Triple Aim, diabetes prevention programs, ROI for Tele Diabetes, collaborative diabetes depression models, incorporating SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH measures, financial impact of low literacy on a healthcare system, Cardiovascular risk associated with diabetes and inpatient care, cancer risk associated with diabetes and the inpatient care, managing diabetes in hospitalized patients with chronic Kidney Disease and more. For complete conference details including discounts available for Diabetes In Control Members, click here.

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Diabetes Advisor

Children's Health Diabetes Advisor provides children and families with diabetes a mobile resource to complement the diabetes education programs at Children's Health System of Texas (CHST), providing a one stop source for an Education library and Ketone Manager.

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KingFit – Diabetes Education

KingFit is a mobile diabetes education app that features educational content from world-renowned diabetes educators to the palm of your hand. Unlike other diabetes apps, KingFit is the only solution that allows you to press two buttons to start learning from a certified diabetes educator for free.

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iFORA Diabetes Manager

iFORA - Diabetes Manager app designed to make busy lives easier to manage. iFORA comes with advanced mobile technology, sleek interface design, detailed and yet careful data management tools to assist you in better diabetes management. The easy-to-use tools can help you better understand how your blood glucose level interlinks with a positive self-monitoring process through recording, tracking, seeing your diabetes information in statistic trend graphs, target pie charts and exporting data to Fora TeleHealth solution to share with your doctor.

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How To Give A Painless Injection

How to give a painless injection?  If you have Type 2 diabetes, sooner or later you may require insulin injections, either temporarily (as during infections) or permanently. This is nothing to be afraid of, even though many people with long-standing Type 2 diabetes literally spend years worrying about it.

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