Diabetes Optimization Program
When you are living with diabetes or have a loved one who is, building connections with a diabetes care team can be the best medicine.
We are proud to be a nationally accredited program by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES).
To provide quality diabetes self-management through coordinated education and compassionate support to patients and families affected by diabetes.
Our program is a patient-centered initiative to serve our community “Como Familia – Like Family.”
- To provide culturally sensitive and evidence-based education based on the needs of the individual with diabetes via group or individual sessions.
- To empower people affected by diabetes with the skills to self-manage their disease starting at the time of diagnoses and throughout their lifetime.
- To provide effective education to help prevent and delay the development of diabetes complications.
- To offer a supportive environment for those living with diabetes and those who care for them.
During one-on-one appointments, you will learn everything you need to self-manage your diabetes in a way that is tailored to meet your individual needs. You will learn about:
- The diabetes medications you take and how they help to manage your blood sugars.
- Using your blood sugar meter (glucometer).
- Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring.
- What your blood sugars readings mean and what to do when it is out of range.
- Giving insulin injections.
- Meal planning and reading food labels.
- Exercise plan development.
- Managing other health issues such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and how to maintain a healthy weight.
In the group classes, you will learn about:
- Diabetes and Insulin resistance.
- The difference between Type I and Type II diabetes.
- Diabetes complications.
- Managing diabetes through blood sugar monitoring, healthy eating, and leading an active lifestyle.
- Management of low and high blood sugars.
- How to take care of yourself and your diabetes when you are sick.
- Self-managing problems with your blood sugars.
- How to problem solve your diabetes.
- Strategies for healthy coping.
- Endocrinologist help support your primary care doctor in managing your diabetes care.
- Nurse Practitioner helps Endocrinologist with patients needing coaching and adjusting their insulin.
- Diabetes Educator helps to assist both Endocrinologist and Nurse Practitioner with dietary support and group classes.
Insulin Titration Program
This program has been developed to help improve patient’s overall diabetes control by:
- Providing periodic phone conferences with patients focusing on your diabetes.
- Reviewing blood sugar logs and food diary.
- Monitoring for low blood sugar levels or changes in overall diabetes health.
- Making appropriate changes in insulin dose.
Diabetes Foot Health
The role of our Foot Health Practitioner (FHP) is to improve the quality of care to your feet by:
- Providing a foot assessments for diabetic shoe qualifications.
- Giving general advice/guidance on proper footwear and footcare to prevent complications if any.
Meet Your Team
Dr. Luis Anaya-Hoyos, Endocrinologist
Dr. Maria Escobar, Endocrinologist
Jessica Nichols, NP, Nurse Practitioner Diabetes.
RD, LD, CDE
Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator
We are a patient centered, physician-led, value driven medical group that enhances the well-being of our patients through coordinated, compassionate care.
Main Medical Center
720 Pleasanton Road
San Antonio, Tx 78214.
Northwest Medical Center
7219 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78251
Woodlawn Medical Center
902 Bandera Road
San Antonio, TX 78228
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