SOURCE: Kaiser Permanente
OAKLAND, Calif., November 7, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Diabetes affects more than 20 million people in the United States, but with regular care, including a healthy lifestyle, many are able to thrive. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and throughout the month, Kaiser Permanente’s Care Stories blog (kp.org/carestories) highlights three members who share how having a team of sensitive, informative care providers with them every step of the way not only allayed their initial fears about diabetes, but helped them manage it and live active, healthy lives.
November’s stories include:
More October stories:
Launched in July 2011, Care Stories is a collection of first-person video narratives from Kaiser Permanente members talking about their own care in their own words, unscripted and uncompensated.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter.
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