Taking Control of Diabetes
This patient contacted GRIPA care management regarding the management of her diabetes. The care manager, a certified diabetes educator met with the patient several times—both face to face and over the phone. After discussing the importance of nutrition, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle, the patient felt empowered to begin managing her diabetes. She concentrated on small, attainable steps to lead to diabetes control and to enhance her feeling of success. The GRIPA certified diabetes educator collaborated with the patient’s physician to optimize the pharmacological treatment of her diabetes. After working with the GRIPA care manager for three months, the patient’s blood sugar level decreased from 8.8 (uncontrolled) to 6.5 (controlled).