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Naval Hospital Guam: Controlling Diabetes, Reducing Healthcare Costs Pt. 2

The diabetes clinic is available to patients through family medicine and internal medicine. The clinics have been successful helping patients reduce blood glucose levels, A1C in type II diabetes patients. Because NH Guam is a high reliability organization, it was important that staff measure quality by tracking patient outcomes. Tracking a patient it lets the hospital’s decision makers monitor the effectiveness, …

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Naval Hospital Guam: Controlling Diabetes, Reducing Healthcare Costs Pt. 1

By Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs In 2005, diabetes and associated complications were the fourth leading cause of death on Guam. Diabetes is a metabolic disease, and occurs when the body is not able to produce any or enough insulin, which causes elevated levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. There are two common types of diabetes. Type I diabetes, …

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Improving Diabetic Care and the Patient Experience with Shared Appointments

By Kara Jablonski, PharmD, BCPS, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Focusing on our patients as a whole person, as more than just the sum of their disease is what the patient-centered medical home, known throughout Navy Medicine as Medical Home Port, is all about. This model is also about forming relationships between patients and their care team and getting patients to …

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Controlling Your Blood Sugar During Pregnancy

By Kelly O. Elmore,MD, MBA, Board Certified OBGYN I got a text from a friend today, “My 1 hour sugar test is elevated. What does that mean?” After we discussed expectations, the next week she texts again, “my 3 hour test is normal, do I need to do anything different for the rest of my pregnancy?” Although there are many …

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Take Control: A Day in the Life of Diabetes

By Cmdr. Julie Lundstad, diabetes nurse educator, Naval Hospital Jacksonville November is American Diabetes Month and this year’s focus raises awareness to the ever-growing incidence of diabetes and directs attention to issues surrounding the disease, the many people it impacts and resources to help people with diabetes manage it. Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose …

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