In His Own Words

Diabetes Education: Insulin Pump Therapy

Diabetes is a diagnosis no one wants. It impacts all kinds of people in many different ways. Yet a broad majority can thrive despite it with a little determination and a lot of information. That's where the Diabetes Education Team at FHN comes in... and makes a huge difference.

Several instructional programs provide proactive strategies to help a patient with diabetes cope and flourish. For example, Donald Plock turned to Certified Diabetic Educator Nicolette Drane when his physician recommended insulin pump therapy for better overall management of his condition.

After completing a one-on-one class, Donald felt confident. Armed with new knowledge and encouragement from his instructor, he ended up responding very well to the new therapy. In fact, he enthuses, "After taking this one class and adjusting my insulin levels accordingly, my blood sugar control became much better... in fact, my numbers were the best I have ever had. The FHN diabetes educators know their stuff!"

To find out more about the wide variety of diabetes education programs available at FHN, call us at 815-599-6253.

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