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Education, interventions help control diabetes

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Diabetes is just one chronic disease, but it represents a huge threat to the physical and economic vitality of our state and carries a huge price tag which includes shortened lifespan for sufferers and skyrocketing healthcare spending. Whether you are working to control your diabetes or would like to prevent diabetes, the motivation may be the same: ensuring a long, healthy life.

DEAP_logoUnlike many diseases, diabetes carries the ability to spark or worsen other diseases like heart disease and stroke. It also provides an umbrella for catastrophic complications including blindness, renal failure and limb amputations.

The American Association of Diabetes Educators is just one organization committed to improving the lives of people living with diabetes. AADE believes that behavior change can be most effectively achieved using the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors™ framework. The seven self-care behaviors are healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medication, problem solving, reducing risks and healthy coping.

Diabetes Management & Supplies conducts the “I’m In Control” program. This diabetes education intervention has received the AADE’s accreditation as well as the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, the highest ranking possible, making it one of a select few national diabetes companies with this unique distinction.

The classes offer a unique learning experience that includes:

  • Starts with one-hour personal assessment of patient needs and health conditions
  • Provides live, hands-on classroom instruction
  • Telephonic and one-on-one instruction options
  • Follow-up intervention tracks outcomes and ensures patient is meeting their goals
  • Encourages positive lifestyle intervention including healthy eating and increased physical activity

DMS also offers insulin pump training and accredited diabetes education services. For more information on specific insulin pump needs or to enroll in group or individual sessions, call our Education Department at 1-888-738-7929 or email an educator at education@diabetesms.com.

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Ordering Supplies and Equipment

A diabetes treatment plan is very important. Make sure you know how things should work. Carefully following any medication orders and instructions is vital to your plan's success. Make sure you don't run out of supplies just as you refill prescriptions so you don't run out of medication.

Here are some ways you can let us help you reorder supplies:

At Diabetes Management & Supplies, we value the part we play on your treatment plan team and realize that winning is promoting good health.