Diabetes is serious. You may have heard people say they have "a touch of diabetes" or "your sugar is a little high." These words suggest that diabetes is not a serious disease. That is not correct. Diabetes is serious, but you can learn to manage it with the Center's Diabetes Self Management Program.
Intensive educational and motivational programs are proven to improve self-care and glycemic control in people with diabetes. Taking good care of yourself and your diabetes can help you feel better. It may help you reduce your risk for health problems caused by diabetes such as:
It is estimated that improved glycemic control reduces complications due to diabetes by 50 %. Thompson Health uses the nationally recognized curriculum “Life with Diabetes.” Ongoing support is critical to sustain progress made by participants during the program. This follow-up is provided at regular intervals by our skilled clinicians throughout the course of the year.