Even when a person has completed a diabetes education program and has gone home to try to apply what s/he has learned, some individuals find that questions occur in the “real world” that were not discussed in class and are not covered in the class book or in the resource list provided during class.
Some of these “real world” questions are about things that don’t seem important enough to “bother” your doctor’s office staff. So, where do you turn?
Another thing that has often occurred was that certain patients simply would not attend class. The reasons were varied, but could usually be summed up in one or more of the following:
- insurance paid once, will not pay again for an update.
- no insurance, too expensive at the hospital’s classes to pay out of pocket. ($240 for group skills instruction; $290 for 7 hours of group instruction).
- no time available when class is available.
- cannot sit long enough for class.
- transportation problems.
- the chief cook can’t get off work to attend class, too.
- not ready to learn about diabetes.
- babysitter not available at the right time to attend classes.
Without that class attendance, and lacking the knowledge and skills needed to control their blood glucose (BG), these individuals often had great difficulty in controlling their blood glucose (BG) levels.
It was not uncommon for both the patients and their doctors to become frustrated because of the seemingly “impossible” task of balancing the blood glucose (BG) level in a safe and healthy range. So, what became of these patients?
Unfortunately, the hospitals are full of people just like these. People who couldn’t or wouldn’t take the time, or didn’t have resources available, to find out what they needed to be doing to live long, healthy lives.
The price of ignorance is just too high:
- kidney failure,
- heart attacks,
Those are mighty high prices to pay for “just not knowing.”
The damage caused by high levels of blood glucose (BG) can be found anywhere in the body where blood flows. Yes, that’s right. Blood goes everywhere. That is exactly what I am saying. Diabetes can damage every single cell in your body…if given the opportunity. My goal for you, however, is to minimize the opportunity that diabetes has to damage your body. My goal is for your body to not even realize that you have diabetes!
“What do you mean? Not even know I have diabetes? Doesn’t my body already know that?” you may be asking.
Long-term research has shown again and again that the closer you keep your blood glucose (BG) levels to the range where non-diabetic blood glucose (BG) levels are, the less risk you have of those severe, debilitating, long-term complications – blindness, amputation, kidney failure, stroke, and/or heart attack.
Doesn’t it sound worth finding out how to control your blood glucose (BG) level?
By controlling your blood glucose (BG), you can lower your risk to almost the same as someone who does not have diabetes at all. Pretty amazing, eh?
Based on years of research and experience, Your Diabetes Coach offers you the opportunity to fill in gaps you may have in your own knowledge, skills, and abilities regarding self-management of diabetes.
To accomplish this, Your Diabetes Coach (with your help) will assess your current state of health, knowledge regarding diabetes self-care, treatment plan (i.e. medicine(s), dietary habits, exercise habits, monitoring, etc.), and available resources.
Based on the information you provide, Your Diabetes Coach will work with you to develop a personalized, individualized plan of diabetes education and care to meet the identified needs in order to improve your glycosolated hemoglobinA1c (A1c) level and blood glucose (BG) levels (and other health indicators, if indicated) with a goal of decreasing your risk of long-term complications.
Your Diabetes Coach combines individualized diabetes education with the essential elements of multi-disciplinary assessment and on-going evaluation and modification of a comprehensive plan for improved health to address all areas needing attention. By using this combined approach, patients have reported:
- feeling better almost immediately
- more energy
- sleeping better
- not feeling hungry all the time
- having better skin
- being able to stop taking some of their prescription medicines
- having a reduction in symptoms
- having happier doctors — because lab results improved so dramatically!
So why this approach?
The approach being used by Your Diabetes Coach has been used very successfully in the last six years of her practice as a diabetes educator. Being able to work with each person individually has been the key to her patients achieving much lower blood glucose (BG) averages and A1c’s than they were previously able to achieve. When they began to see dramatic improvements in their blood glucose (BG) levels, their doctors started asking what the patients were doing differently.
Your Diabetes Coach is willing to work closely with some physicians to improve diabetes control for our mutual patients. Your doctor may or may not be aware of Your Diabetes Coach, Inc and the assessment and diabetes education services offered. If you wish me to discuss the services of Your Diabetes Coach with your doctor, feel free to give your doctor name and phone number or email address for Your Diabetes Coach (see the Contact Us page). Your Diabetes Coach will be happy to address any questions or concerns s/he may have.
Now, you CAN have Your own Diabetes Coach to help you figure out what your body needs and wants to reduce your blood glucose (BG) levels, your triglyceride levels, your cholesterol levels, and improve your overall health.. Your Diabetes Coach services are available to you by telephone, email, facsimile, and/or online.
To read about each of the services individually, go to Services.
If you are ready now to start improving the control you have of your blood glucose levels, our Current Introductory Offer will save you money while helping you feel better and prevent complications.