According to the CDC, 34.2 million people in the United States live with diabetes. Diabetes affects nearly every aspect of a person’s life, but with the careful management of blood sugar levels, people with diabetes can control the physical and emotional impact of the disease. As an initiative to better the health and general well-being of UMC staff, system educators have developed a diabetes self-management program called Live in Control. Live in Control is a family-centered program focused on educating and empowering our staff to learn diabetes self-management strategies. Statistics have shown that the skills acquired through the Live in Control program result in better health outcomes for staff members, allowing them to focus on the many things they’re passionate about, both at home and on the job. The program is also now part of UMC’s Wellness+ suite, offering up to 100 points for completing all four diabetes self-management courses. If that’s not enough, attendees have the chance to win unique door prizes.
For more information, contact program manager Jacquee Brown at 806-761-0530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.