Getting Back into Life!
October 29, 2014
My story is about careful post hospital discharge follow-up. When I first met him he was fluid overloaded, 30 pounds overweight, had a diabetic foot wound, and needed some extra support in self-management of diabetes. His inconsistency in taking his medications and eating properly had gotten him in trouble. With consistent phone calls and frequent office visits with his primary care provider, we are getting him back on track. He weighs himself daily, takes his blood pressure at home and monitors his blood sugar daily. He is now keeping a food diary and we continue to review that for areas he can improve. He is seeing his specialist regularly and the wound on his foot has healed. He has been able to go back to work, which was one of his goals and he is fitting back into his regular clothes with the weight loss. We are still tweaking things but he is out of the woods now. It has been wonderful to see him improve!