Primary care has become a center point for diabetes management.
Much of that growing demand is driven by the aging population because the prevalence of type 2 diabetes increases with age. A 2012 study using the National Provider Identifier Registry showed that the ratio of endocrinologists to adults ≥65 years of age was ∼6,194 to 1, and the average wait time to visit such a specialist was 3–4 months. Elite Medical Center primary care providers deliver clinical care to hundreds of community individuals with type 2 diabetes.
The challenge is that diabetes management has become increasingly complex as a result of multiple medication categories (including combination medicines), the need to avoid hyper- and hypoglycemia, multiple choices of medical devices for managing diabetes, the need to facilitate patients’ lifestyle changes, and other issues.
Elite Medical Center Board Certified providers have decades of experience in managing all aspects of the type 2 diabetes.