CHANGE IS HARD.
Adopting and adhering to new diabetes programs and treatments is tough even for the most committed patients. Reasons for poorly controlled diabetes are complex and management is complicated.
We guide patients to the right content, when they need it, as each person's diabetes journey is unique. Through one-on-one interaction between the patient and the Fit4D coach, patients receive tips and suggestions on how to remain adherent to diabetes medication and their overall treatment plan as well as recommendations for nutrition and exercise with positive motivation and support throughout.
Coaching in the Personalized Fit4D Pathways is based on the principles of motivational interviewing, a technique which helps patients increase their own desire to change behavior. Fit4D coaches uniquely empower and inspire people living with diabetes to help them take a more active role in their health.
Tammy Shifflett, RN, BSN, CDE, CPT explains how stress and anxiety affect diabetes, and how to combat it.
Feeling stressed? Michelle Mendoza RD, CDE shares tips for reducing stress and improving blood sugar levels!
Nanette Sabell, RPh, CDE explains why checking blood sugar is important and how it should be done.
Laurel Shonerd, RD, CDE outlines ways to keep your eyes working at their best when you have diabetes.
Gwen Wright, RD, CDE, explains how to evaluate a Certified Diabetes Educator to find one that is helpful throughout your diabetes journey.
Do you have a child with diabetes? Jessica Fountain, RN, BSN, CDE explains how to find support and navigate the complexities of having a child with diabetes.
CDE and RD, Amy Bradshaw, gives tips for staying healthy and active in a sedentary work environment with a focus on using a pedometer to track steps.
Hollie Breedlove, MS, RD, CDE, shares steps to avoid injury from sharps (syringes, needles, lancets...).
Many people with diabetes feel alone in their journey, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Nancy Barton, RN, CDE, profiles the players on your diabetes support team and how they address different aspects of your experience.
Kirstin Grant, RDN, CDE, explains different aspects of diabetes medication with tips for achieving improved blood sugars, less unpleasant side effects, and better health, without needing more medication at that next doctor visit!