Unmanaged diabetes can have serious and debilitating consequences. It is the most common cause of blindness, kidney failure and amputations in adults, and a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, an estimated 29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the U.S. population have diabetes. Of these, roughly 8.1 million people are undiagnosed. Diabetes is also the seventh leading cause of death in the country, although it may be underreported. Clearly, diabetes is a concerning condition and one that requires a coordinated approach between clinicians and patients.
Join TMF to address diabetes care.
TMF is committed to curbing the impact of diabetes among our patients. Please contact TMF to take part in any of our innovative programs:
- Health for Life / Everyone with Diabetes Counts program
The Health for Life diabetes initiative works with community partners and physicians to increase opportunities for Diabetes Self-management Education (DSME) among underserved populations and ensure every patient receives appropriate clinical care that will lead to better outcomes. DSME training for persons with diabetes is a comprehensive program that teaches them how to improve their health, quality of life and avoid the complications of the disease.
- Cardiac Population Health Program / Million Hearts Campaign
Unfortunately, diabetes and heart health are closely linked. To address heart disease, the Cardiovascular Health and Million Hearts Network is convening an online community of patients, caregivers, physicians and physician practices, health care professionals and community stakeholders to identify and implement solutions to improve cardiac health throughout our region.