A Little Effort Goes a Long Way
Unlike some health problems, diabetes does not always feel urgent. You may have only minor issues that slowly get a little bit worse, gradually decreasing your quality of life.
The truth is that you have the power to dramatically improve many aspects of your health simply by changing your behaviors. Patients who participate in ThedaCare’s Diabetes Education Program are often surprised by the benefits they experience:
- Higher energy level
- Fewer sick days
- Less dependence on medication
- Fewer problems with wounds
- Fewer heart and vascular problems
- Decreased risk of stroke
- Fewer hearing and vision problems
Coping with a long-term disease is never easy, but you’ll be surprised how much better you feel when you learn to manage your diabetes. Equally important is the ability to manage your feelings and fears. ThedaCare’s Behavioral Health Specialists can help. Whether it’s one-on-one support for conquering worries over possible long-term complications, or group therapy for weight-loss encouragement, we can guide you to a happy, healthy quality of life.
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Most insurance companies cover diabetes education, but it starts with a referral from your doctor. Don’t have a primary care doctor at ThedaCare? Find one now