With grants from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and Trinity Health, the Foundation is able to help support the Diabetes Education & Prevention Program at St. Anthony's Hospital. The Diabetes Program has a mission to provide easily accessible educational opportunities for diabetes self-management, at no cost, for the uninsured residents of St. Petersburg.
A team approach to diabetes often leads to the best outcomes for patients, studies show. Outreach collaboration with certified diabetes educators from the LifeHelp Nutrition and Diabetes Center and Faith Community Nursing volunteers at St. Anthony’s Hospital for those who qualify is essential to meet the needs of those with Type 2 diabetes.
The desired outcomes of this grant are to offer easily accessible education visits and follow-up support for qualified candidates for one year to improve diabetes control and reduce complications through patient centered education, identified lifestyle and self-care behavioral goals and support.
Diabetes Educational Classes
Post Follow Up Support
We know that diabetes education and a well-structured nutrition program are the cornerstone to prevent and effectively manage type 2 diabetes.
These videos are a true reflection of three patients who have completed the
Diabetes Education Program at St. Anthony's Hospital. Here's what they have to say.
This disease scared me at first - but I'm staring back at it now - and I'm excited about where I'm going and what's going to happen."
I am much healthier now… And it looks like I'm going to be around for my granddaughter for many years to come."
The Foundation helped me get into the program and allowed me to have the knowledge to work with my doctor to manage my diabetes."