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At Cheshire Medical Center, we use a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) team approach to Primary Care. Each team is led by Primary Care Providers who work closely with a Collaborative Care Nurse to help patients with their plan of care in managing chronic conditions.

And with the Diabetes Care Network, our diabetes patients have an additional team of specially trained and certified clinicians who work in concert with their PCMH team to provide a multifaceted approach that includes medical care, coping skills, and assistance with lifestyle change.

Your Diabetes Care Team is made up of specially trained and certified clinicians including an endocrinologist, dietitians, diabetes educators, health psychologists, pharmacists, physical therapists, podiatrists, ophthamologists, neurologists, and cardiologists who utilizes some of the latest diabetes management tools such as the following:

Basal Bolus Insulin Therapy
This is an insulin regime that most closely replicates the function of a non-diabetic pancreas and allows for mealtime flexibility

Insulin Pump Therapy
For some, a pump that continuously delivers insulin is the most effective way to manage diabetes.  We provide initial training and the necessary follow-up to help you use can insulin pump effectively.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring
A glucose sensor monitors blood sugar continuously and provides valuable information about your high and low blood sugar.

If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, your Primary Care Provider will work with you to develop your treatment goals and plans to monitor and manage your diabetes and discuss what members of the team would be important for you to see.

Your Collaborative Care Nurse will work closely with you and your Primary Care Provider to provide education, coaching, and ongoing support to help you stabilize and manage your diabetes.