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New Program Helps Uninsured & Underinsured Diabetics

Posted Dec. 19, 2012, at 11:32 p.m.
http://www.steps-to-success.org
http://www.steps-to-success.org

It’s no secret that diabetes is very expensive to properly manage. Some sources say the average diabetic spends nearly double in healthcare costs each year than a non-diabetic. An organization in the D.C metropolitan area is looking to help lower those annual costs.

Steps To Success, a Diabetes Education & Management organization, Recently launched what they call “The Economy Program”. This special program was specifically created to help the uninsured, but when it became clear the insured were having a hard time as well(due to things like high deductibles, etc.) the program became available to the “under-insured” as well.

In addition to providing testing supplies, Steps To Success has a wealth of diabetes information and resources to promote proper diabetes self management. Their founder and lead Certified Diabetes Educator, Helen A. Jenkins, is even there to answer any diabetes related questions those who sign up free to the website may have. “No one should die from diabetes” she says. “I believe that with the willingness to learn, as well as real support from Health professionals, we can prevent just that”.

To learn more, visit Steps To Success at http://www.steps-to-success.org

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