The Diabetes Practice in the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion at the Anschutz Centers for Advanced Medicine is a multidisciplinary diabetes team that includes physicians, nurse educators, and dietitian educators. The Director of the Clinic is Michael McDermott, M.D., Professor of Medicine. Our diabetes educators are available by phone, fax, or email to communicate with patients interested in improving their blood glucose control through intensive therapy. Since diabetes is a disease which patients manage themselves, each of our providers strives to teach the latest information to assure that patients are making informed decisions. Our diabetes self-management education program has recently been submitted to the American Diabetes Association for national recognition. These standards will ensure patients that they are receiving the latest information, which will empower them to take control of their diabetes through knowledge and teamwork.
Programs for the insulin-requiring patient include intensive insulin therapy, which incorporates insulin management, carbohydrate counting and intensive diabetes education. For motivated patients an insulin pump program is available with a certified pump trainer on site.
Programs for the non-insulin-requiring patient include intensive dietary management with the goal of weight management and glucose control as well as pharmacologic intervention. Lipid management is stressed.