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Lackey Clinic Implements a Program to Help Manage Diabetes

Yorktown, VA - The Lackey Clinic continues its efforts to improve the health and well-being of its diabetic population by working to actively engage patients in their own care. Our Diabetes Nurse Educator and Healthy Lifestyle Coach are integral to this engagement and education. Experience has shown information "downloads" are not effective as a method of patient education and every patient has his or her own state of readiness to participate in their care. With the use of the PAM tool (Patient Activation Measurement) we are able to assess this degree of readiness.

As we accumulate survey results, we have begun to identify our poorly controlled diabetic patients who...