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Diabetes Management Specialist

AM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center

Endocrinologist located in Bartlett, TN

There are 30 million people in the United States with diabetes, and every one of them needs exceptional diabetes management to keep their blood sugar under control and prevent serious problems like heart disease, kidney disease, neuropathy, and diabetic retinopathy. Kashif Latif, MD, and the team at the AM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center offer comprehensive diabetes services for all patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Bartlett, Tennessee, or use the online booking system.

Diabetes Management Q&A

What is diabetes management?

Managing your diabetes means taking steps to keep your blood sugar within a normal range. While each person’s management plan is customized to meet their unique health needs, the basics of controlling blood sugar are the same for everyone:

  • Count your carbs
  • Follow your meal plan
  • Take your medicine
  • Check blood glucose levels
  • Get regular exercise
  • Stop smoking
  • Maintain a normal cholesterol level
  • Maintain a healthy blood pressure

Patients at AM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center get all the support they need for diabetes management through ongoing diabetes education, nutrition and weight-loss services, and comprehensive medical care.

What diabetes management services do you offer?

AM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center is purposefully designed to provide all the care patients with diabetes need in one convenient location. They welcome all patients, whether you want to schedule a consultation for insulin or diabetes management, or you want to have all your diabetes care at the center.

Patients who have their diabetes followed at AM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center receive services such as:

  • A personal primary care manager
  • Regular appointments based on the degree of diabetes control
  • Medication monitoring and adjustment as needed
  • Prescriptions filled during your visit
  • A1C testing at regular intervals with results in 10 minutes
  • Routine nutritional counseling
  • Flu shot and other vaccines
  • Neurological examinations
  • Eye examinations (photograph of the retina)
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Screening test for circulation
  • Lab testing

They also offer a daily walk-in service for patients who want to learn how to monitor their blood glucose or inject insulin. This service is complimentary to all who need help.

What services are available at the insulin pump center?

The insulin pump center (IPC) is the first of its kind in the nation. The IPC offers all the services you need to effectively use an insulin pump, from basic teaching about pump therapy to advanced treatment.

Their goal is to provide real-time monitoring and immediate treatment adjustment in order to maintain optimal blood glucose control and avoid diabetes complications. To accomplish this, they monitor patients online and in person.

The team at AM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center also offers regularly scheduled educational services, online pump education, and individual sessions that cater to the patient’s schedule and needs.

Why is foot care an essential part of diabetes management?

Diabetes damages nerves and small blood vessels, causing sensation and circulation problems in your feet. These changes increase your risk of developing foot ulcers that are hard to heal and known for causing infections that frequently lead to amputation.

During your foot examination, your provider at AM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center examines your feet for signs of wounds, evaluates your vascular and nerve status, treats any problems, and recommends diabetic footwear, if needed. 

To learn more about diabetes management, call AM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center or schedule an appointment online.