Uncontrolled Diabetes (Type 2) is now the most common cause of blindness, amputations, renal failure leading to dialysis, heart disease, and early death. The United States ranks 3rd in the world for high prevalence of diabetes. Many of us know families with diabetes who assume their fate will be an early death due to their personal history of the impact of diabetes. Today, evidence shows that many of the complications leading to: poor-quality of life, and poor health status and outcomes, can be avoided when diabetes is well controlled.
Achieving Diabetes Control:
Many factors affect blood glucose control. Despite what we know about advances made in population health; many of us know individuals who struggle each and every day to achieve blood glucose control. Some individuals are afraid to eat due to fear that eating will result in high blood sugar. Several others avoid diabetes self-management as they are discouraged by working hard at something that does not generate the results they want, and they don't fundamentally understand how to fix it.
Diabetes Warrior Campaign:
Is for individuals who struggle to achieve diabetes control. Even if your diabetes or someone you know with diabetes has been uncontrolled for several years; you should know that with individualized care (that assesses for un-met needs in resources, knowledge and problem-solving skills, and that bridges these gaps in un-met needs: by aligning targeted resources and individualized support) diabetes control can be achieved.
Living with diabetes requires a fundamental understanding of the various factors that affect blood glucose control. Additionally, daily routines, requiring adherence to self-management, using blood glucose reading to guide decisions on management and safety measures are required. Some people have high and low blood glucose within the same day and this can be quite confusing. Peer to peer support, coaching, and building confidence, using blood glucose readings to guide decisions and problem solving: are effective components of the program, and result in winning: by achieving and sustaining blood glucose control over the long term.
The individualized self-management education begins with an assessment for gaps in knowledge and skills set, coping abilities, barriers that get in the way. Then a plan is developed to align with individualized specific needs and problem solving skills to achieve and sustain blood glucose control.
With our community-based individualized approach someone with uncontrolled diabetes: typically achieves blood glucose control by the 5th encounter (even if they previously had uncontrolled diabetes for 40 years). We guarantee improvements in blood glucose control to enrollees who actively participate in the program.
Diabetes Warrior: Support
With your support you can make this service available to someone you know or to others in the community who are unable to access these services for varoious reasons: uninsured, lack of awareness about the program, given up hope that their diabetes can be controlled.
Anyone with a desire, and willingness to participate in self-care to achieve diabetes control: will receive the necessary training, coaching in skills building, coping with diabetes, support and empowerment to achieve and sustain diabetes control.