Katie, a 48 year old mother of two, was referred from Pardee Hospital upon discharge to TFC’s Diabetic Life Management Clinic with a diagnosis of new onset diabetes. Initially, she attended diabetic clinic on a monthly basis, meeting with our volunteer doctor who assessed her progress, monitored her glucose levels, and modified her diabetes medication, as needed. Once stabilized, Katie began attending the clinic once per quarter. While enrolled in the program, Katie attended a series of diabetes education classes and met individually with a Registered Dietitian and diabetic nurse case manager to learn how to better manage her diabetes. Katie also received a glucose monitor, monitoring strips, and diabetes medications for free, as well as an eye exam at TFC’s eye clinic as recommended by the American Diabetic Association. After twelve months, Katie was discharged from the DLMC with her diabetes in good control; she continues her care with her family doctor. Through Medi-Find, TFC’s prescription assistance program, Katie now receives her diabetes medication and diabetic testing strips without charge directly from the pharmaceutical companies.
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