When OneWorld providers told Janbin, John, Juan Carlos and Roberto that they had diabetes, it was hard for each of them to believe. They didn’t feel any different than they did before they were diagnosed with the disease. Yet, it was important for each of them to take the disease seriously and manage it properly. When first diagnosed, they worried that it meant their life was over, or that they wouldn’t be able to do everything they used to do. But that wasn’t true. What was true was that careful monitoring and lifestyle changes made all the difference for them.

At OneWorld, our physicians work in teams that include a diabetes educator who supports patients with diabetes by helping them understand and manage the condition. Our model of care promotes patient self-management, helping them to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that optimize their health outcomes.

Reduced Her Average Blood Sugar (A1C) from 14 Percent to 6.2 Percent
janbin-piamon-website-image

“I did it because I thought about my kids — especially my son,” Janbin said.

How she did it:

  • Worked with her OneWorld diabetes nurse educator and physician.
  • Visited with OneWorld’s dietitian.
  • Her daughter helps by walking with her and reminding her to take her medicine.
  • Started walking two hours on the weekend and 30 minutes on weekdays.
  • Used her blood sugar meter.
  • Changed to a healthy diet.
  • Uses insulin.

Reduced His Average Blood Sugar (A1C) from 13.6 Percent to 6.1 Percent in 100 Days
john-pannone-website-image
“I didn’t want to die early like a lot of my family did because of diabetes,” John said.

How he did it:

  • Quit smoking after 42 years.
  • Benefited from OneWorld’s physician consultation and medication.
  • Received support from his OneWorld diabetes educator and his family.
  • His wife worked right along with him; she lost 30 lbs. and he lost 38 lbs.
  • Biked daily 10 miles (one hour).
  • Used his blood sugar meter.
  • Changed to a low-carb, no-sugar diet with more fruits and vegetables.

Reduced His Average Blood Sugar (A1C) from 14 Percent to 5.9 Percent in Six Months
juan-carlos-cruz-website-image

How he did it:

  • Benefited from OneWorld’s diabetes class and medication.
  • Increased his physical activity at work and at the gym.
  • Lost 12 lbs.
  • Changed to a healthy diet, counted carbs and drank club soda.

Roberto Reduced His Average Blood Sugar (A1C) from 14 Percent to 6.8 Percent

roberto-hernandez-garcia-website-image

How he did it:

  • Benefited from OneWorld’s physician consultation, diabetes class and medication.
  • Increased his physical activity.
  • Received support from his OneWorld diabetes educator and his family.
Like this post0
Go top