When you get the news that your blood sugar is high, it can be scary. Maybe you’ve heard what can wrong when someone has high blood sugars over time or maybe you know someone close to you who lives with diabetes or prediabetes - so you’ve seen it firsthand. But now it’s your health on the line. The silver lining here is that you can avoid problems and be healthy in spite of getting the diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes.
Education is the key to learning how and what steps you need to take. At My Diabetes Tutor, we bring quality diabetes education to you. This makes it easier to get the information you need to be safe and prevent possible complications. Our quality online program makes it convenient for you to access the course taught by certified diabetes educators. We work with you to find out which areas are most important for you to concentrate on given your situation. And of course, we support you along the way and provide resources beyond our program.
Diabetes has become an increasing challenge for more people every year. 1 in 9 Americans are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (30 million people), and 1 in 4 Americans have prediabetes (84 million people). Combined, that’s about 1 in 3 adults having a high blood sugar issue! Sadly, five million people will be diagnosed with diabetes each year for the next 15 years.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that every person with diabetes receive diabetes self-management education at the time of diagnosis, and as needed throughout life (like with transitions: with insurance that may then change what medicines are covered, in health status, in care needs, or in age). Though evidence shows the benefits of getting diabetes self-management education, many people living with diabetes do not receive any. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that only a median of 54% of adults with diabetes in the U.S. attended self - management class (2015).
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