If a person has diabetes and is on medications, or has high blood pressure on medications, then these medications may need to be reduced as a person loses weight. We advise a visit with one of our health care providers for people with diabetes and/or high blood pressure prior to starting the program for medication adjustments and then 2-3 visits after starting for monitoring and further adjustments.
We selected the Ideal Protein program originally to help our patients with diabetes. A low carbohydrate weight loss approach lower blood sugars effectively and many of our patients with diabetes have been able to reduce or even stop some of their diabetes medications. Of course, the program is very effective for people who don’t have diabetes as well.
Symbol of quality care demonstrated by reporting measures relating to Diabetes care.
Organization that accredits ultrasound centers based on numerous quality measures. Each of our clinics is accredited. There are few out-patient centers in Texas which have this accreditation
ECNU (Endocrine Certification in Neck ultrasound)
Requires demonstrating expertise in thyroid and neck ultrasound imaging and expertise and in management of thyroid ultrasound findings.
CCD (Certified in Clinical Densitometry)
Certified in Clinical Densitometry, which requires demonstrating knowledge and expertise in conducting bone density testing. These tests are used to diagnose osteoporosis and also in the management and treatment of osteoporosis.
NLA (National Lipid Association)
Experts in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and determining risk factors for heart attacks.
CBDT (Certified Bone Density Technician)
This certification requires demonstration of knowledge and the ability to accurately perform a bone density test.