Cano Health reaches out to our patients in several unique ways to improve their lives but for those with diabetes, there is a special road we travel with them.
Diabetes Care at Cano Health is all About Improving Your Life & Helping You Stay Healthy.
The Cano Diabetes team understands that the most important part of receiving world-class care is how we put your ability to live a healthy, happy, and fulfilled life first. With the invaluable help of the latest technology in medicine available and excellent patient communication, our team is here to help.
- When the patient enrolls with Cano Health, their clinical history is immediately reviewed and organized to determine the medical issues that we want to address.
- Our electronic record system was designed with a customized diabetes section to capture important information regarding the patient’s diabetes. This record system informs the clinician about management and future risk. Items such as how long ago were they diagnosed, their most recent A1c, their last eye exam, foot exam, their use of medication for heart and kidney protection, and a detailed foot exam. This system tracks the patient’s progress and contributes to improved outcomes.
- The clinician’s use of these electronic tools allows them to meet quality metrics that are tracked by the health plans to evaluate the clinician’s performance.
- Each exam room contains a series of informational posters that can be pulled down and referenced. The posters allow the patient to work with their clinician to select the appropriate glucose/ A1C targets and view their various medication options.
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Care Managers oversee the many aspects that come with having diabetes. They will help you with things like everyday issues to gaps in medication refills. Our team helps patients find/schedule appointments with specialty doctors and even assist in referrals. With our Care Managers, you can be sure that you are being supported by the best in healthcare.
Our Education Program allows patients to engage with personalized, culturally sensitive information from our Certified Diabetic Educator. Our Educator, a PhD Registered nurse, leads the program with over 30 years of experience in teaching patients how to live their best lives with diabetes. With so much to learn, it is a resource our patients count on.
Diabetes classes come at no charge to you and are available via telemedicine. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this wonderful resource that over 10,000 patients have enjoyed in just 2 years. The information and tools offered assist in shopping for food, meal prep, travel, preparing for doctor’s appointments and so much more.
24/7 DIABETIC CARE
As with most long-lasting health issues, patients may often need after-hours help or may feel too unwell to come into a doctor’s office. At Cano, we offer a 24/7 Home Team of Clinicians who are available to visit our patients in the comfort of their homes, performing glucose testing, supply insulin and even provide intravenous treatment as needed.
With our Care Management team, managing patient diabetes is a partnership. Diabetes can have unexpected consequences on some, both socially and psychologically. With the help of our Serenity Psychology Services Partner, we can provide personalized counseling for our patients in a confidential, calming, and supportive environment.
We treat every patient with care and respect from the moment they reach out so that any patient who seeks assistance from Cano Health can feel completely confidant that they will receive the quality care every patient deserves. Our healthcare team is dedicated to working with each and every patient to improve their quality of life with loved ones.
DIABETES RECOGNITION PROGRAM
MIAMI – Cano Health, LLC has been awarded
Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition by the
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront. Research shows that PCMHs improve quality and the patient experience, increase clinical staff satisfaction, and reduce health care costs. Practices that earn this recognition have made commitments to continuous quality improvement and patient-centered approaches to care.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a disease that develops when the body’s tissues cannot use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body’s cells use sugar (glucose) for energy. It also helps the body store extra sugar in muscle, fat, and liver cells. Over time, the pancreas cannot make enough insulin, and without it, sugar cannot get into the cells to do its work, causing high blood sugar levels. Diabetes can lead to diseases of the heart, blood vessels, nerves, kidneys, and eyes.
How do I take care of my Diabetes?
How can you care for yourself at home?
- Keep your blood sugar at a target level (which you set with your doctor).
- Carbohydrate—the body’s main source of fuel—affects blood sugar more than any other nutrient. Carbohydrate is in fruits, vegetables, milk, and yogurt. It also is in breads, cereals, vegetables such as potatoes and corn, and sugary foods such as candy and cakes. Follow your meal plan to know how much carbohydrate to eat at each meal and snack.
- Aim for 30 minutes of exercise on most, preferably all, days of the week. Walking is a good choice. You also may want to do other activities, such as running, swimming, cycling, or playing tennis or team sports. Try to do muscle-strengthening exercises at least 2 times a week.
- Take your medicines exactly as prescribed. Call your doctor if you think you are having a problem with your medicine. You will get more details on the specific medicines your doctor prescribes.
Why should you plan your meals?
Meal planning can be a key part of managing diabetes. Planning meals and snacks with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat can help you keep your blood sugar at the target level you set with your doctor. You don’t have to eat special foods. You can eat what your family eats, including sweets, once in a while. You do have to pay attention to how often and how much you eat certain foods.
You may want to work with a dietitian or a certified diabetes educator. He or she can give you tips and meal ideas and can answer your questions about meal planning. A health professional can also help you reach a healthy weight if that is one of your goals.
How to take care of feet and toenails?
Checking your loved one’s feet and keeping them clean and soft can help prevent cracks and infection in the skin. This is especially important for people who have diabetes. Keeping toenails trimmed—and polished if that’s what the person likes—also helps the person feel well-groomed.
If the person you care for has diabetes or has foot problems, such as bad bunions and corns, consider taking them to see a podiatrist. This is a doctor who specializes in the care of the feet. Sometimes a podiatrist will come to the home if the person can’t go out for visits.
Try to take the person for salon pedicures if that is something they like. It’s a chance to get out, see people, and stay active.
You can do basic nail care at home. Usually, all you need to do is keep the nails clean and at a safe length.