More than 55,000 Vermonters suffer from diabetes, which is the 6th leading cause of death in the state. There are currently 705 patients in South Burlington Family Practice with a diagnosis of diabetes. More than 100 of them are living with uncontrolled diabetes (elevated HbA1c > 8%) and have not yet obtained the necessary education to manage their chronic disease. Physicians must manage all patients diabetes goals and expectations in 15-30 minute appointments alone, but may refer patients to the Community Health Team for further diabetes education.
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