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for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1) Please refer to the U of M clinical guidelines for management.
2) Consider secondary cause of diabetes mellitus (e.g., hemochromatosis, Cushing's, etc.)
3) Consider referral for Diabetes Education- see link below.
4) Consider referral to MEND for diabetes management, if unable to reach treatment goal (HgbA1c <7.0%), if significant hypoglycemia develops, for significant co-morbidities, if pregnancy is planned or for other concerns.
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit HgbA1c, urine micro albumin, lipid profile, electrolytes, liver and renal function tests
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) 1) Type 2 Diabetes
2) Michigan Diabetes Outreach Network
3) American Diabetes Association
4) The Hormone Foundation
Appointment Timeframe Within 3 months for most patients.
Urgent - if patient is symptomatic or is having severe hyper or hypoglycemia.
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See CareWeb
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records to visit
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Fax information to: 734 647-2145
Patients: 734-647-5871 or 866 266-5211
Urgent consults: 734 647-5871 and request urgent consult
Clinic Location Sites MEND Clinic Locations 
UM Consulting Physician MEND Faculty
Revised on: 01/28/2011