Beth Israel Medical Center
To extend the care provided by Beth Israel’s Gerald J. Friedman Diabetes Institute, this grant will engage volunteer “health coaches” to support diabetes patients in the management of their disease. Coaches will call patients to ensure that they are taking their medication, monitoring their glucose levels, and examining their feet. They will also help patients navigate the health care system by assisting them in making medical appointments and referring them to exercise and healthy cooking programs. Patients’ progress will be monitored and reviewed regularly.
Resources for family caregivers and health care providers are available at our Next Step in Care website.