Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Managing the insulin-requiring diabetic patient in an ambulatory selling includes metabolic regulation of the diabetes and education in its self-care. Means of achieving these goals include structured group or one-on-one individualized sessions. Third party policies relating to ambulatory care are challenged and their need for fiscal support emphasized. During the coming decade, diabetic patients should 1) have access to ambulatory care programs for metabolic regulation and education in self-care. 2) expect third party support of these programs, and 3) heighten their own priorities on diabetes care to ensure quality management of their diabetes.