Orthopedic – manage patients with diabetes

American Dental Association: Dental considerations for the treatment of patients with diabetes

Dentists can reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes by maintaining their patients’ oral health and by referring patients with signs and symptoms of oral complications suggestive of diabetes to physicians for further evaluation.

The dentist plays a major role in referral of patients with diabetes to physicians for additional evaluation. Any undiagnosed dental patient who has the cardinal signs and symptoms of diabetes (that is, polydipsia, polyuria, polyphagia, weight loss, weakness), or who presents with an oral manifestation (for example, xerostomia or candidiasis), should be referred to a physician for diagnosis and treatment.

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Why choose Heal n Cure for your patient’s weight loss?

Heal n Cure is a medical practice focused on weight loss and long-term weight management. Our expertise is supervised weight loss and management of obesity-related medical problems. We are members of the Obesity Management Association (OMA) and AMA, with Board Certifications from American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), and from American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

Heal n Cure’s weight management program:

  • Multicomponent team: bariatric & internal medicine physician, physicians assistants, registered dietitian, and exercise physiologist
  • Personalized weight loss and wellness program with one on one counseling regarding appropriate diabetes treatment plan
  • Diabetes reversal: reduction in A1C, elimination of diabetes medications including insulin for type 2 diabetics
  • Primary care offered
  • Covered by major PPO insurance plans

Diabetes and oral health: a multidisciplinary approach

Patients with poorly controlled diabetes are at risk of developing oral complications because of their susceptibility to infection. Managing patients with diabetes does require more rigorous follow up, more aggressive intervention therapy rather than observation, regular communication with physicians and greater attention to prevention. The American Dental Association concludes, safely managing the patient with diabetes requires effective communication among multiple health care providers.

Insurance coverage and recognition for our care

All major PPO insurance plans provide coverage for our medical weight loss program, especially if there are other weight-related medical conditions. We have received Top Tier Provider designation for exceeding quality and cost efficiency criteria from United HealthCare. Also, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois awarded us the coveted Blue Tier ranking in recognition of consistently delivering cost efficient quality care.

Personalized medical care plans

A personalized plan for each patient is developed after conducting a thorough physical examination and a study of the patient’s medical history, biochemistry analysis, and bio-impedance-analysis. Medical problems like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, thyroid issues, arthritis, insomnia, digestion issues and food allergies or intolerances, and side effects of many medications are managed by our medical team, led by a board certified bariatric physician.

“Any undiagnosed dental patient who has the cardinal signs and symptoms of diabetes… should be referred to a physician for diagnosis and treatment”

Journal of the American Dental Association 134 (2003): 24S-33S.

How we can help your patients

Diabetes is a common disease with related oral manifestations that influence dental care.
Heal n Cure can provide your diabetic patients with an effective weight management and wellness program that can help promote oral health and reduce oral complications. We provide the necessary education and resources to teach patients how to properly control their blood glucose levels which in turn improves all clinical outcomes. Together we can reduce the risk of oral complications and improve the overall health of the diabetic patient.

Our care is covered as Primary Care by PPO insurance plans, no pre-approvals or referrals are required. Patients can call us or visit
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