Home-care team educates patients to control their diabetes

06/9/2008 | Nurse.com

A home-care diabetes education team is helping Northwest Community Hospital in suburban Chicago extend the reach of its inpatient and outpatient diabetes services. The team -- which includes a certified diabetes nurse educator, two cardiac nurses, a wound care-certified nurse, physical therapist, social worker and a registered dietitian -- provides multidisciplinary continuity of care to reduce complications and costs and improve the patient's quality of life.

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