University of Virginia Health System has opened an expanded outpatient clinic to help patients with type 1 diabetes and insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes more easily obtain appropriate technology to effectively manage their condition. It is among just a handful of similar clinics in the U.S. and builds off UVA’s groundbreaking research that seeks to better manage this chronic disease.
The Advanced Diabetes Management Clinic is now open at 183 Spotnap Road in Charlottesville, staffed by a team of five endocrinologists, a nurse practitioner and a certified diabetes educator along with support staff. The clinic is open Mondays, Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, with additional days set aside for classes to educate patients on how to effectively use these diabetes-management devices.
“We’ll fit you with the right technology and work with your insurer to get all necessary devices or supplies approved expeditiously,” said Ananda Basu, MD, a UVA endocrinologist and the clinic’s director.