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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition where the amount of sugar in your blood is too high. According to WHO approximately 422 million people worldwide have diabetes. If left untreated for too long high blood sugar levels can lead to many serious complications. 

Empowering you to take control of your health one step at a time.

Our Connected Care Pre-Diabetes Program

Our goal is to prevent patients who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes from progressing to diabetes by making appropriate lifestyle changes. We’ll lay it out for you step by step through our text messages and online education. If you are not able to access the internet don’t worry, we can still help!

Why Should I Join?

Get free access to online education topics sent directly to you through text messages.

Education Topics Include:

Pre-diabetes | Exercise | Processed Food | Whole Foods | Sleep | Stress | Mindfulness
Receive personalized guidance from a coach for motivation and encouragement for the first 4 months!
Create personalized goals with the help of your patient partner!
Our Program Requires: 
Meet virtually via telehealth with a patient partner every week or every 2 weeks.

Complete quick and easy online education every 2 weeks.

Meet In Person with a Registered Nurse Every 2 Months. 

Agree to receive reminders through text messages and keep in touch with your patient partner via telehealth to help you stay on track.

On average the program will take about 4 months to complete. 
The length of the program may vary depending on your treatment plan. 

Are you a current Lackey Clinic Patient diagnosed with Diabetes? 

We are offering a free health messaging program to help you stay on track!  
We’ll send you a text message just text YES to enroll! 
Make lifestyle changes that last. Watch the video below to hear from one of our patients!  

Learn more about Prediabetes. 

The Cost of Diabetes

According to a GoodRx analysis, for the average cost of insulin for a patient who has insurance can exceed $4,800 per year. These out-of-pocket costs vary from patient to patient, as costs depend on insurance status, severity of the disease, and even the presence of other chronic diseases. Diabetes patients who don’t have insurance can spend an additional $1,300 in annual expenses just to control their diabetes.
On top of that, living with the chronic complications of diabetes can cost another $650 each year, on average. And if a patient’s diabetes becomes uncontrolled to the point that they need to visit the ER, be admitted to a hospital, or use home health services, total costs can increase even more, to about $940 in additional annual expenses (Good Rx website: The True Cost of Diabetes – GoodRx)

The Cost of Prescriptions at Lackey Clinic: 

Medical Complications of Diabetes

Pre-diabetes  education is just one part of our Connected Care program, which also includes Diabetes and Hypertension Management. Our interactive team of healthcare professionals provides assistance to help our patients achieve optimal health. 

Food as Medicine

Good nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Our Food as Medicine program is available to patients enrolled in our Connected Care Program.

PURPOSE:

Enable and empower patients to make healthy choices through a customized selection of healthy food. 
 

BENEFITS: 

Get access to fresh produce.
Reduce the cost of healthy eating.
Partners: This program is made possible by our partnership with THRIVE Peninsula  

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