Helping Patients Manage Diabetes

June 2, 2022

Shannon Scott, D.O., FACOFP

Many patients ask us, “What can I do to help manage my diabetes?”

The Midwestern University Clinics in Glendale, Arizona provide comprehensive diabetes care in one location to help patients not only manage their disease, but to also improve their quality of life.

Our family physicians at the Multispecialty Clinic offer screening for diabetes and diabetes medication management, including insulin. Your primary physician coordinates care with our pharmacy services team, so that you receive diabetes and medication education. Diabetic patients can also benefit from preventive foot exams with our podiatry team and treatment for chronic pain with our osteopathic manipulative medicine specialists.

Diabetic patients often have other medical conditions, such as depression, stroke and heart disease, or chronic pain that can be helped with physical therapy. The Midwestern University Therapy Institute team of psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and physical therapists can help patients with these conditions.

Regular oral health and vision exams are also important for those who have diabetes, and the Midwestern University Eye Institute and Dental Institute can provide advanced care and treatments to help with any concerns. Even dogs and cats can develop diabetes, and the veterinary team at our Companion Animal Clinic can help you maintain your pet’s health and quality of life.

Our interprofessional medical teams at the Midwestern University Clinics play a unique role in patient-centered healthcare, while our patients are also instrumental in helping to educate the next generation of healthcare professionals.

The information contained in this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, care, or treatment. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider with any questions regarding any possible medical condition.

Shannon Scott, D.O., FACOFP, is a Clinical Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Medical Director for the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic and Assistant Dean, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Multispecialty Clinic utilizes the latest technology and research to evaluate and treat a wide range of medical conditions for both children and adults and provides high-quality care at affordable prices. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 623-537-6000 or visit:


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