The Solano County Health Department is one of only three agencies in the U.S. that is licensed as a health department to assist consumers in protecting their health and saving the public money. Solano County, CA is also the only county in California to be designated a health department by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the most important steps in the health department’s mission is to take action to protect the public.
If you’re a health care provider in Solano County, CA you need to start monitoring your patients’ blood sugar levels. One of the ways it can be done is to monitor their glucose levels. You’ll notice a slight drop in the average glucose levels if the patient has not been eating a healthy diet and is not taking medication to control the diabetes.
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) has put together a website with recommendations and links to diabetic care clinics to help health care providers and their patients get the best care possible. To access the Diabetes Care Clinic, all you need to do is type in the name of a county in the search box and then you can find clinics across the country.
The website states that the diabetes clinic is not a “one size fits all” solution. However, the NDIC states that “the best way to treat or manage diabetes is to make certain that your personal medical care is well coordinated between doctors and health care providers.” This makes a lot of sense because every person with diabetes has different needs and different types of care. I think this all makes a great statement that the goal of diabetes care should NOT be for one size fits all.
If you’re going to be in the position of having the NDIC go talk to your doctor and find out if the diabetes clinic is actually a one size fits all solution, then this is the place to start.
That is a good point. We have a number of hospitals in our area which are very successful at making sure that patients with diabetes have the proper care. One of our biggest problems in this country is that we lack a large number of primary care physicians. With the amount of diabetes care we need, there is no reason that people who have diabetes need to wait several months for a visit to a specialist or that doctors can’t work out of hours.
It’s not a good idea to go through the process of diagnosing diabetes, because you may have just got a diagnosis from your doctors. We have a local team of doctors who have all worked in the area and all of them have worked very hard in the past. That can be a good thing for a few people.
You will be surprised to know that the doctors I worked with were among the least likely ones to make a referral for diabetes. They would refer the person to a family doctor if they didn’t know where they’d go, and they were very suspicious of people who were newly diagnosed, even a bit of a celebrity like me.
Solano county is the only county in the country whose residents get to use a diabetic care center. It is a very small county, so it’s not a surprise that the doctors I worked with didn’t make a referral. But if you have diabetes, it is important to have a referral so you don’t have to suffer alone.
I have been following the case of the two teenagers who were found dead in a home in Solano county last year. What made the news in the local newspapers was that the mother of one of the victims had received complaints about the teenagers’ eating habits and activity, and that she had found out they were using her car to get to school and had come to take them home.