Contain the spread of diabetes by bringing patients’ diabetes under control and reduce the incidence of diabetes among those at risk. Research points to the huge impact of effective diabetes education programs on improving the health of diabetics and pre-diabetics. BVMI engages in intensive, ongoing programming to help this large sector of its population to confront and address this serious health threat.
Patients receive compassionate care and one-on-one education, in a language they understand, as well as the encouragement they need to eat healthier meals, exercise, reduce stress, take medication as required, and benefit from the ongoing monitoring of BVMI clinicians. The clinical results of this program consistently exceed national benchmarks in diabetes care for Medicaid-eligible populations. Encouraged by these results, BVMI expanded its diabetes program in 2019 to include the Prevent Diabetes Program (PDP), engaging patients with pre-diabetes in a year-long program aimed at comprehensive health education and the encouragement of healthy lifestyles.