Diabetes Kills MORE People Every Year than HIV | AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria – COMBINED.
Yet it Rarely Makes Headlines.
What makes this disease particularly devastating is that diabetes has proven to be a highly manageable disease – if diagnosed early and provided appropriate treatment.
Sadly, most people who live in underdeveloped nations lack access to the basic medical care desperately needed to screen, treat, and prevent diabetes.
This has led nations around the world to take a closer look at how to manage this deadly disease.
That’s where The Root Cause helps.
By working alongside World Governments to prevent, diagnose, and treat type 2 diabetes, The Root Cause empowers those affected by the disease to live healthier, longer, more abundant lives.
Get the facts on the global diabetes pandemic
The Centers for Disease Control is now making an alarming prediction that 1 in 3 Americans is either prediabetic or diabetic.
Help The Root Cause deploy mobile medical units and open diabetes screening centers in cities across America.
Together, we can reverse this disturbing trend and transform many lives across our nation.
A PROVEN STRATEGY
The objectives of the Program are to increase general awareness of type 2 diabetes, lower the rate of incidence, improve quality of life for those afflicted, and reduce the immense costs attributed with the disease.
The innovative program centers around Community Care Givers (CCG’s) who build relationships with the patients through regular face-to-face consultations. Through these relationships, the CCG’s can educate patients about type 2 diabetes while monitoring the progress of disease management through compliance with prescribed medications and suggested lifestyle modifications.
Dr. Barry Bunting, a member of our Board of Directors, was the architect and original director for the Asheville Project.
Dr. Bunting’s approach to the management of diabetes has been successfully implemented by many self-insured companies and municipalities throughout the US. Participants experienced dramatic reductions in employee healthcare costs, while the general health of employees afflicted with type 2 diabetes increased significantly.
The program’s repeated success has drawn national praise and attention from media outlets such as the New York Times and NBC Nightly News.
MODEL OF CARE
Members of The Root Cause have decades of experience implementing the three steps needed to improve the management and prevention of diabetes in global populations.
Working with local doctors, nurses and our network of Community Care Givers, The Root Cause identifies key locations to establish screening sites and public health clinics that will most effectively serve the greatest number of patients.
Results from our beta test sites in rural India found that 85% of the population was afflicted with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. Of those afflicted with the disease, 97% were completely unaware of their condition.
Using the treatment plan successfully proven in The Asheville Project, every patient determined to have diabetes or prediabetes is assigned to a Community Care Giver. These CCG’s, typically a nurse or pharmacist, then meet with the patient on a regular basis to provide them with the guidance needed to achieve better health.
During each session, individuals are provided basic diabetes information, will have their blood pressure and blood sugar levels checked, and are able to monitor the effectiveness of any diabetes medication or lifestyle changes they may have been prescribed.
We’re finding that through this process, patients’ blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol values are being improved. Not only that, we’re also seeing a reduction in emergency room visits and hospitalizations due to the complications that arise from diabetes.
Most people in developing countries don’t have a firm grasp on what diabetes is, much less how to protect themselves from the disease. That’s why one of the most important things is to first educate the population on how to live healthy lives.
One approach The Root Cause uses in India to increase awareness of diabetes was to produce a short educational film. This is screened in rural areas and features government leaders and Indian celebrities. The film also highlights testimonials from several patients who have experienced critical health conditions due to type 2 diabetes.
Through generous investments from friends like you, The Root Cause can continue transforming lives with our proven Diabetes Management Program.
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