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Date

2015

Abstract

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.

Keywords

diabetes, Vermont

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Medical Education | Primary Care