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A New Campaign Helps Minnesotans with Diabetes Make Behavioral Changes and Meet Their 'New Norm'


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THE C-D-C SAYS THAT AT LEAST 320-THOUSAND ADULTS, THROUGHOUT MINNESOTA, HAVE DIABETES--WITH AROUND 18-THOUSAND NEW CASES BEING DIAGNOSED, EACH YEAR.  THAT'S WHY "BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF MINNESOTA" IS INTRODUCING A NEW, ONLINE RESOURCE--TO HELP MINNESOTANS WITH DIABETES MAKE BEHAVIORAL CHANGES, AND MEET THEIR "NEW NORM".  THE ORGANIZATION'S DOCTOR GLENN POMERANTZ EXPLAINS...

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DIABETES IS A BIG PUBLIC-HEALTH ISSUE, FOR US IN MINNESOTA.  SO, TREATING BLOOD-SUGARS--AND KEEPING THEM IN THE NORMAL ZONE--IS ESSENTIAL FOR IMPROVING LONG-TERM OUTCOMES.  'BLUE CROSS' IS ROLLING OUT A CAMPAIGN, AND A PROGRAM, CALLED 'NEW NORM':  WE'VE LOOKED AT PATIENTS WHO'VE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES IN THEIR FIRST YEAR--AND WHAT WE FOUND WAS RATHER STARTLING: THAT ONLY 15-PERCENT OF MINNESOTANS ARE FOLLOWING UP, AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF RECEIVING EDUCATION AND COACHING FROM EITHER 'DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATORS' OR 'DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM-COACHES'.  WE KNOW [THAT] THERE'S A BIG GAP HERE--IN TERMS OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLSETS, AND RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE, TODAY, THAT ARE COVERED FOR MINNESOTANS."

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TO LEARN MORE, VISIT "BLUE-CROSS-M-N"-DOT-COM-SLASH-"NEW-NORM".



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