Davis Medical Center has received recognition by the American Diabetes Association for its work to fight a rising trend of diabetes within the state.
The LifeSkills program is a series of three sessions that build on behavior modification and lifestyle changes. The classes cover multiple elements of diabetes care and education including meal planning, testing medication usage and foot care.
“The thing about diabetes is, it is a progressive condition. What worked last year for some of these people with diabetes, may not work this year. So, their plans have to change. We focus on behavior modification, lifestyle changes, to get the patient to be a little more compliant,” said Nutrition Services Director Jim Severino.
The West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources reports more than one in seven West Virginia adults have diabetes.