Continuing Education for Your Health❣️

 

A diabetes diagnosis means being left to our own devices — literally. We get a clunky meter, a few test strips, a lancing device, and a dash of diabetes education (woohoo!). Clearly, we’re not set-up for success.

At best, we get new knowledge. We learn how to manage our diabetes. But, knowledge isn’t enough. We need more.

Self-care requires 3 ingredients

Based on 30+ years of evidence, we need knowledge, motivation, and skills. All three dial down unwanted behaviors and dial up self-care success.

For 13 years I studied how these three factors affect people with diabetes. More knowledge, motivation, and skills means better medication taking. It means eating fewer carbs and being more active. Most notably, it means having a lower A1c.

What’s the recipe for success?

To keep our knowledge, motivation, and skills where they need to be, we need ongoing education and support. We need help during the ebb and flow of our lives, health, and the ever-changing landscape of managing diabetes.

Because — let’s be honest — life changes on a dime. The knowledge, motivation, and skills we need to deal with the curve balls does, too. Ongoing support will give us what we need when we need it. It sets us up for success.

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Ongoing support at your fingertips

Our upcoming One Drop | Premium subscription service will give us ongoing self-care education and support. Subscribers will get in-app coaching from diabetes Experts, a gorgeous blood glucose meter seamlessly connected to the One Drop app, and unlimited test strips delivered to their door. Experts will give ongoing diabetes education, motivation, skill building, and be available via in-app chat 24/7 for personalized advice.

One Drop isn’t just another app. One Drop is a one-stop-shop for initial and ongoing self-care success!

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Chandra Y. Osborn PhD MPH
Chandra Y. Osborn PhD MPH

Pre-diabetes free since 2011, Dr. Osborn's a mother, wife, and expert in diabetes health communication, disparities, self-care, and leveraging health tech to improve people's lives. She's been understanding, predicting, and promoting diabetes self-care since 2003, first as a scientist and now as VP of health and behavioral informatics at One Drop.