Our Diabetes Team is an interdisciplinary team consisting of a Physician, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Pharmacist, Case Manager, Director of Therapy and several nursing staff including Director of Nursing and Nurse Manager. We received Joint Commission Certification for Inpatient Diabetes Management in April 2016. Our team meets weekly and conducts ongoing education to staff regarding the latest information on DSME/S utilizing the American Diabetes Association’s Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Our goal is to provide all of our patients that have a diagnosis of Diabetes or Prediabetes with Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSME/S) to facilitate the knowledge and skills necessary for diabetes self-care on an ongoing basis to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life.
Post-discharge surveys have shown that a majority of our patients declared they were adequately prepared for diabetes self-management prior to discharge home and felt like their blood glucose is in better control because of the education they received at Texas Rehab Hospital.