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Umemba Health now offers Virtual Visits

Updated: Nov 10, 2019

Umemba Health is pleased to announce that now, in addition to our virtual group programming, we also offer individual education through our newly acquired "Cloud Clinic".

Our virtual visits are just like the visits to an educator’s or dietitian's office. The only difference is instead of the visit being in an office, the visit is conducted online by video conference. You can receive diabetes education from a Certified Diabetes Educator from the comfort of your home.

During your virtual visit, the Certified Diabetes Educator will work with you to develop a plan that helps you to overcome the barriers you face in managing your diabetes. Some examples of the many areas you may work on during your first visit include:

· Helping you understand exactly what diabetes is and how it affects your body

· Explaining how diabetes medications work

· Figuring out what types of food are best for you and how to plan meals that fit your life and budget

· Determining the best type of glucose monitoring device for your lifestyle and situation

· Suggesting charts, apps and other tools to provide reminders and help you track your progress

Ongoing visits will review the 7 self-care behaviors for self-managing diabetes: healthy eating, active living, taking medication, monitoring, reducing risks, healthy coping, and problem-solving. Time will also be spent on action planning; developing SMART goals needed to help you keep up those newly learned skills and healthy behaviors. (SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely).

How it works

  1. First, schedule your virtual visit through this link.

  2. Once you schedule your visit, you will receive a confirmation email with the location to Umemba Health's virtual clinic. This link is your access to your appointment.

  3. On the date and at the time of your scheduled visit, you will log into your system (smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop) with the link provided. You may be placed into the virtual waiting room until the diabetes educator arrives.