Operation D.E.T.E.C.T. (Diabetes Education Today Eliminates Complications Tomorrow) is a comprehensive health-education program that empowers the public about creating a healthy lifestyle to avoid the following health issues: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, myocardial infarction (heart attacks), strokes and obesity. Information and education sessions on risk factor reduction, diet, exercise and smoking cessation are some of the tools provided to support the public as they make life-saving choices.
For those living with diabetes, Operation D.E.T.E.C.T. partners with physicians and their patients to create a trusted relationship designed to address diabetes-related issues. A clinical pharmacist and trained wellness coaches provide patients with assistance in managing their medication therapy, understanding diabetes self- management skills and interpreting diagnostic tests.
Through our Sugar Busters classes and Diabetes Bingo, patients learn critical information about the importance of managing diabetes to avoid kidney failure, blindness, heart disease and possible amputation. Working with wellness coaches, patients are monitored on the frequency of blood glucose testing, hemoglobin A1C testing, referrals for eye and foot exams, insulin and oral hypoglycemic use, body mass index, lipid management, physical activity and their blood pressure.
Operation D.E.T.E.C.T. is designed to incorporate both detection and prevention. Detection services include comprehensive screening to detect diabetes, pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, risk for coronary heart disease. The screening tests include: blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol levels (total cholesterol and HDL), body mass index, % body fat, A1C (only done in patients with diagnosis of diabetes)
Prevention service include educational workshops on nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation and treatment of diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol; workshops focused on improving the public’s knowledge of chronic disease prevention and treatment; referral into the health care system for all participants without medical care; education of all participants in terms of the “Bill of Rights” for health care; feedback of information to clinicians with recommendations for changes in drug therapy when appropriate; educational curriculum including print materials, training manual and educational DVDs will be provided.
If you are interested in implementing Operation D.E.T.E.C.T., please contact Dr. Lenore T. Coleman, at (800) 788-0941 or by email for FREE site evaluation and assessment.