KMHC Diabetes Management


Diabetes Care in Kalkaska

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. If you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use the insulin it makes as well as it should.

Diabetes can be managed with help from your healthcare team. It is important to have the latest information and practical suggestions to successfully manage diabetes.

Diabetes Management Specialty Clinic

The Diabetes Management Clinic can provide you with the tools to effectively manage diabetes. We have extensive training and expertise to address the educational and emotional needs of anyone living with this disease. A referral is not required.

Here’s what to expect at your dedicated provider visit:

  • A one-on-one appointment with a physician dedicated to managing, educating, and designing a patient plan based on your individual needs and goals
  • During the appointment, you will meet with a medical assistant, a physician, a registered nurse and a registered dietitian. The nurse and dietitian are Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists. 
  • Medication management, healthy lifestyle modifications, and recommendations for improved diet and physical activity.
  • A clinic appointment will also cover:
    • Current labs
    • Foot and eye exam recommendations
    • Referral to diabetes self-management education, medical nutrition therapy, and continuous glucose meter education
  • Insulin pump and continuous glucose meter management.
  • Lab services in patient care rooms.
  • Maintain established primary care provider for all other non-diabetes related needs.

Other Services Available

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy

Patient Outcomes

Patients are seen every three to six months, depending on progress towards their A1C goal. On average, Diabetes Management Clinic patients have seen a 1.8% decrease in their A1c levels. Patients feel more confident and empowered to manage their diabetes at home.

Contact Us

Kalkaska Medical Associates
419 South Coral Street
Kalkaska, MI 49646

For more information: 231-258-3091

To schedule an appointment: 231-258-7777