Education and awareness play a significant role in managing diabetes. We’re getting better at recognizing prediabetes, which can change the patient’s trajectory, prolonging or even avoiding the onset of type 2 diabetes. But when the diagnosis is made, UConn Health’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program can have a major impact on the patient’s life.
Nurse practitioner Luriza Glynn, the program’s coordinator, and Drs. Pooja Luthra and Parvathy Madhavan, UConn Health endocrinologists, discuss the importance of recognizing early signs of diabetes and managing it once diagnosed with the benefit of education.
uccessful self-management involves knowledge across a broad range of topics, and a person who participates in diabetes education can be empowered to take control of their diabetes by gaining the knowledge and skills to manage their condition effectively. — Luriza Glynn
Glynn, Luthra and Madhavan were guests on the UConn Health Pulse podcast.