Elevated blood sugar is one of the most common reasons for visits to providers’ offices.
If left untreated over time, it can increase the risk of serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, as well as eye (retinopathy), nerve (neuropathy) and kidney (nephropathy) complications.
Your provider may refer you to EvergreenHealth Pharmacist Provider Services to help manage your diabetes.
Diet and Exercise
The foundation for treatment of diabetes is a healthy diet and exercise and should be continued regardless of whether or not you are taking diabetes medications.
We will provide you with diet and exercise recommendations to help manage your diabetes.
We may also refer you to diabetes and nutrition education, if needed, in order to continue to fine tune your diet to help you reach your blood sugar goals.
Sometimes diet and exercise alone are not enough to properly control your blood sugar.
We will discuss the benefits and risks of medications and work with you to select an appropriate diabetes medication plan.
Through follow-up visits, we will closely monitor the medication prescribed to ensure it is the best fit for you.
You will need a physician referral to enroll in diabetes management offered by EvergreenHealth Pharmacist Provider Services.
Your visit is typically covered by insurance, but we recommend that you verify this coverage with your individual health plan.
Once we have received a referral from your physician, we will contact you to schedule your first appointment.