You likely know that forming a close, long-lasting relationship with your PCP is vital to your overall health. And routine visits to your PCP can help you achieve your health goals.
But what if you have diabetes? Many people think they need to see a medical specialist to treat their diabetes.
At UPMC in Central Pa., our diabetes experts work closely with your PCP to make sure you get the care you need.
Your PCP is the touchpoint for your ongoing wellness. This includes routine testing of your blood Hba1c and urine albumin levels.
Diabetes risk increases with weight gain. Your PCP can help you manage your weight, diet, activity, and stress.
Treating your diabetes involves more than just looking at blood glucose levels.
At routine check-ups, your PCP will look for any changes with your:
Your PCP will also do a foot exam and ask you about:
Your PCP also works with our team of endocrinologists, diabetes educators, dietitians, and others to:
Having these experts on site at your PCP's office means you have access to hypoglycemia insulin management, nutrition information, and more.
UPMC in Central Pa. offers diabetes inpatient and outpatient programs along with support groups to work with your PCP's treatment plan.
When it comes to health care for you and your family, UPMC is here. It's easy to find the right doctor, health screenings, programs, classes, and more.Contact UPMC in central Pa.