Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Departments & Services
The Backus Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism has comprehensive specialized services to assist individuals to prevent and manage or avoid diabetes-related complications through intensive diabetes care and management.
It is essential for you to understand your diabetes. The importance of blood glucose monitoring is stressed. Specific goals are established and follow-up with available resources is provided, as needed.
This is accomplished by:
- Physician Consultation
- Individual Instruction
- Group Education
- Support Groups
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Blood Glucose Self Monitoring
- Medication Management
- Community Outreach
- Community Education
- The Multi-Disciplinary Team (Board Certified Endocrinologist, Certified Diabetes Educators, Registered Dietitians, & Nurse Specialists)
An important aspect of this program is the collaboration with and referral to other health professionals.
Podiatrist, Cardiologist, Ophthalmologist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, & Physical Therapist