DiabeteSmart™ Care

Standard diabetes care, for many people, has been a complicated and, often, discouraging process – with excessive amounts of testing, ups and downs in medications, progressive damage to organs and nerves, and generally poor quality of life. Now there is peace of mind and real change available.

DiabeteSmart is a revolutionary program offered exclusively at the Metabolic Care Center that provides you with precise information and specific, self-guided measures, so that you and Dr. Sakkal can work in true partnership to maintain control of your diabetes.

DiabeteSmart™ is the only system in the market that fulfills these goals. I have been practicing Diabetes management for 40 years and I have found nothing like it. This is not surprising if you know it is the final update from the ingenious mind that invented the artificial pancreas 40 years ago.

Introducing the Complete Glucose Monitoring System:
Abbott's Freestyle Libre System.

Diabetes is complex enough. Monitoring your glucose shouldn't be.
Now you can check your glucose with a painless,1 one-second scan instead of routine fingersticks.*

Accurate:
The FreeStyle Libre sensor automatically measures glucose readings day and night† and is accurate for insulin dosing.*

Convenient:
The small sensor is about the size of two stacked quarters and can be scanned discreetly,1 even through clothing.‡

User-friendly:
The FreeStyle Libre sensor is painless to apply and easy to wear. It is water-resistant so you can swim,§ shower or exercise.

  • The FreeStyle Libre Sensor
    • Small size
    • Stays on the body for up to 10 days
    • No fingerstick calibration required
    • Easy to apply1
    • Automatically measures glucose every minute Comfortable1 to wear
  • The FreeStyle Libre Reader
    • Displays accurate glucose readings
    • Trend arrow indicates the direction your glucose is going Each scan shows 8 hours of glucose history
    • Backlit color touchscreen
    • Compact and lightweight
    • Stores up to 90 days of glucose data

 

Optimal Diabetes Control means:

  • Blood glucose levels within target ranges
  • Minimized risk of hypoglycemia
  • Minimized use of medications
  • Lower risks of diabetes-related eye, nerve, heart and kidney damage
  • Standard diabetes care:
    • For many people, has been a complicated and, often, discouraging process
    • Excessive amounts of testing, ups and downs in medications
    • Progressive damage to organs and nerves, and generally poor quality of life
    • Now there is peace of mind and real change available.
  • DiabeteSmart is:
    • A revolutionary program offered exclusively at the Metabolic Care Center
    • Provides you with precise information and specific, self-guided measures.
    • You and Dr. Sakkal can work in true partnership to maintain control of your diabetes.
  • Optimal Diabetes Control means:
    • Blood glucose levels within target ranges
    • Minimized risk of hypoglycemia
    • Minimized use of medications
    • Lower risks of diabetes-related eye, nerve, heart and kidney damage

Learn more about our DiabeteSmart Membership Benefits

 

Common Questions about DiabetesSmart

  • Why should I use the DiabeteSmart ™ for Optimal Diabetes Control?
    • The standard diabetes office visit in today’s practice is futile: 360 data items should be analyzed, an intelligent plan has to be devised, cumbersome education about each step has to be related in the short 15 minutes visit time allowed. This makes the whole experience an impossible mission, beyond the good intentions of any physician.

      Only computer power could solve the dilemma, but it has to be done with certainty, safety and a smart forward-thinking plan, proven by clinical experience, adequate number of patients, in all styles of practice, with time and expense savings.

      In Diabetes care this has to be translated into Optimum outcome measures: achieving the lowest possible safe FBS, PPG, and HgA1C without hypoglycemia or weight gain.

      DiabeteSmart™ is the only system in the market that fulfills these goals. I have been practicing Diabetes management for 40 years and I have found nothing like it. This is not surprising if you know it is the final update from the ingenious mind that invented the artificial pancreas 40 years ago.

  • Why the Health care system should adopt the DiabeteSmart™?
    • As most Family Practice and Internal medicine primary care physicians know, people with diabetes require double the usual time allotted for an office visit. This is not possible with today’s medical practice environment. Either quality will suffer or time and resources will be wasted. So what is physician or heath System to do?

      To add insult to injury Medicare will give this year 0.5% extra incentives if all standards of care criteria are satisfied, but will penalize in 2016 2% for lack of performance.

      To the physician, the diabetes office visit is a true challenge with extensive visit time, low reimbursement, and poor results. It is frustrating.

      To the patient, it is often the moment of truth where guilt from not following guidelines, embarrassment from not achieving targets, and dissatisfaction from primary care all mix.

      But here is what you could do to convert the challenge to an opportunity: DiabeteSmart™ will save you money by accomplishing the targets guaranteed by the time the patient reach the Primary care physician in the health center.

      The physician will spend his minimum time on glycemic control and maximum time on the care of complications, medications prescriptions, and psychosocial human support.

      No more uncontrolled glucose, no more hypoglycemia, no more weight gain, but often weight loss and 20% decrease in all medications expenses: a win/win/win solution.

      This is truly a winning combination. The patient will be satisfied as will the physician, the health system and all stakeholders.

  • Are there any cost savings with DiabeteSmart?
    • A variety of scenarios could reflect different patient’s savings; the most common is a Medicare patient who sees the physician 6 times /year and spend $4,000 on medicines.

      It is common with DiabeteSmart™ to save at least 20% (close to $1200/year), while HgA1C is improved by at least 20%.

  • What is the artificial Bionic pancreas I hear about a lot?
    • While the concept as proven by Dr. Albisser in 1973 was correct and feasible, he found from extensive experiments two issues impeding this progress so far:

      1) lack of sustainable accurate glucose sensors compatible with human body tissues lasting more than a number of days without decay or reaction.

      2) lack of sustainable infusion catheters for insulin compatible with the human body lasting more than a number of days

      Until the technology overcomes these two obstacles the concept will continue to be promising and applicable only as an expensive experiment with short success, but will take a special ingenuity from material manufacturers to make it a reality over long term.

      Until then, the practical concept is applied in this Virtual Pancreas design, using the most promising Algorithms, through the DiabeteSmart™ Technology is the only technology reasonable today and the foreseeable future where you receive the benefits of the Artificial Pancreas at a fraction of the cost.

  • When can I start using DiabeteSmart?
    • We could start the service within 4-6 weeks.

      We are so confident we will offer the first 3 weeks on a trial basis free to show actual results.

      When you see the benefit you we will sign an official contract to start implementation for the year.

      Improve quality, improve your bottom line, be the best in what you do, we will make you look good. We have been working on this system for years and we are proud to be of service to you.

 
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