February 12, 2013

Dealing with Diabetes and Finding a Medical Home

“I have been diabetic for 10 years. It’s taken me a long time to understand the seriousness of my disease, because of lack of access to a medical home. I decided to get help because I was sleep- ing all the time, I had no energy, and I couldn’t get out of bed...I was just sick and very weak. But I didn’t understand why.  
Now I’m a patient at a clinic that provides a holistic approach to health. There’s a nutritionist who explains how important it is to understand the foods I eat and cook for my family. It’s important to understand why I’m taking the medication and what it does for me. And they also help me understand the physical part: getting enough exercise.”
—Ofelia in Dove Springs

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