Diabetes is Up…Education is Down – Post Dispatch

Post Dispatch Business Section mini imageOn July 2, the St. Louis Post Dispatch (Business Section) featured a story about about the business of diabetes education in the St. Louis region.  The reporter Mary Jo Feldstein wrote… “Although more Americans are being diagnosed with diabetes, some local hospitals are scaling back or eliminating their dia­betes education programs, which advocates say can prevent a lifetime of unnecessary complications and cost.” Eric Armbrecht, PhD (St. Louis Diabetes Coalition) and Mary Overstreet, RN (Christian Hospital Diabetes Institute) are quoted in the article… as well as one James Wells, an 86 year old man with diabetes who wished that he had received diabetes education services sooner. The article is a must-read for diabetes advocates. You can access the article from StLToday. Click here.

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