UPMC Visiting Nurses
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Diabetes

UPMC Visiting Nurses' Diabetic Disease State Management Program was been developed to manage patients with this chronic disease in their own home. With adequate education, medication management, and multi-disciplinary care, patients with diabetes can be provided with appropriate and timely interventions to avoid preventable complications and hospitalizations.

Goals of the Diabetes Program
  • Detect signs of uncontrollable diabetes and initiate appropriate intervention
  • Timely intervention to reduce re-hospitalizations and/or Emergency Room visits
  • Improve patient compliance with treatment plan
  • Improve quality of life through individualized patient education regarding disease management
  • Promote patient self-management to delay onset and decrease severity of complications
  • Facilitate effective communication between patient, clinician and physician
Components of the Diabetes Program
  • Specialized Diabetes care team
  • Established parameters of care
  • Telephone assessment to supplement in-home visits
  • Future implementation of Telehealth
  • Nutritional Counseling

Quality Care
We provide you with enhanced care with a treatment plan tailored to your health condition, environment, and level of recovery.

Compassionate Care
Our dedicated staff help you and your family cope with your condition and work toward your recovery.

Timely Care
We are fully staffed seven days a week to make home care visits, even on holidays when necessary. After normal business hours, a medical professional is always available to take your call.

Patient & Family Centered Care
We are committed to providing you with an exceptional home health experience by delivering and approaching care from the patient and family perspective.