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Archive for November 14th, 2013

Nov
14

World Diabetes Day: A continuous call to action

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diabetes_dayToday is World Diabetes Day and we hope this message finds you in good spirits and great health. The staff of Diabetes Management & Supplies, your partner in quality diabetes care and management, stand ready to assistant you and your family with a wide variety of products and services. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and this month we are reflecting on a year of growth and development and we are delighted that this means we have more to offer you in your efforts to improve your health and quality of life.

The spread of diabetes has been likened to an epidemic and the outlook is bleak to some observers. The International Diabetes Federation reports that worldwide diabetes cases hit a record 382 million cases in 2013. That’s up from 371 million cases in 2012. For more on the projections and the relation to healthcare spending see Worldwide diabetes rates hit new record, expected to grow further from the Reuters news service.

Across the global, positive results are being seen with comprehensive approaches to diabetes management. At DMS, we will continue to expand our offering to people living with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Diabetes Management & Supplies offers accredited diabetes education services that can make managing diabetes and other conditions an easier task. For more information on care management 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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Nov
14

Self-Care Behaviors lay foundation for control

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7 behaviorsThe 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.

For more on these Self-Care Behaviors, click on the image to the right to visit the AADE site.

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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.