Diabetes360 is exactly like it sounds: 360-degree diabetic care. The concept is launching next month, with the flagship location here in DFW.
The specialized medical practice aims to be a model for comprehensively treating patients with diabetes. As a self-proclaimed “one-stop-shop,” Diabetes360 will provide everything from care management to clinical evaluations.
“Our focus on diabetes gives us tremendous experience with the various obstacles patients encounter and the best ways to individualize treatment.”
Among the first of its kind to house everything diabetes-related in a single location, Diabetes360 will have a team designed for a “unique patient experience.” With in-house lab tests, screenings, nutrition and lifestyle education, and one-on-one physician consultations, the clinics plan to utilize the latest in technology and treatments.
“Diabetes360 physicians, nurse practitioners and registered dietitians practice in clinics designed to anticipate the unique requirements of people with diabetes,” Paul Lyde, MD, CDE, Diabetes360, said. “Our focus on diabetes gives us tremendous experience with the various obstacles patients encounter and the best ways to individualize treatment.”
Lyde says that although the management of both type 1 and 2 diabetes has drastically changed over the last few decades, there has been relatively no recent improvements in glucose control. He says this can cause treatment to be frustratingly difficult—making a specialized care team that much more important.
Specific services include glucose monitoring, insulin pumps, neuropathy testing, retinopathy screening, and peripheral vascular disease screening. Diabetes360 is also partnering with medical equipment company Medtronic, a move that will further initiate a transition into more “value-based health care.”
“We believe that innovation to improve diabetes outcomes needs to include solutions that enable providers to give their patients a support structure that exists in between visits—and that is Diabetes360,” Sue Willman, vice president of global integrated care solutions at Medtronic, said.
According to the Diabetes360 website, the education component is critical when it comes to making diabetes more manageable. With the Diabetes Self-Management Education program, patients can design their own individualized care plan with the help of a diabetes educator.
Diabetes360 practices are located in Arlington, Las Colinas, and Plano. In order to be accepted as a patient, you must be 18 or older. For more information or to request an appointment, visit the DFW diabetes website.
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To kick off the launch of Diabetes360, two events will be held at the Las Colinas and Arlington locations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 18.
Complimentary screenings, including A1C tests, blood pressure screenings, and body mass index measurements, will be available for attendees to test if they’re at-risk for developing diabetes.
The Las Colinas clinic is at 6420 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 130, and the Arlington clinic is at 1100 Orchard Drive, Suite A. On Sept. 18, free screenings will also be available in Plano at Plano Medical Pavilion, Building A, Suite 214, but an official event will not be held.
This article was updated on Aug. 29.
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