Diabetes is a major medical condition, and can result in many serious illnesses if left untreated, eg blindness, heart disease, nerve damage, loss of circulation, and gangrene. At Pivotal Health we want to ensure that all of our diabetic patients have their diabetes as well controlled as possible. Consequently, we are have dedicated diabetes clinics to provide more intensive care to our diabetic patients.
We encourage our diabetic patients to be actively involved in the management of their diabetes. The Annual Cycle of Care program informs monitors the patient’s blood pressure, height, weight and blood test results together with targets. It also manages treatment through the use of relevant allied health providers (for example, podiatrist, exercise physiologist, dietician).
We now have a Diabetes Educator visiting the practice once a month to assist in the team care of our diabetic patients. Peta Tauchmann is a registered nurse who has completed the intensive diabetes educator training course.
Diabetic Clinic times are currently under review; if you are interested in attending a diabetic clinic please telephone our reception staff.