Diabetes Education Center Patient Story

A Patient Testimonial:  Jacqueline's Story

Thanks for a wonderful, festive, informative, interactive, "Diabetes Support Circle, It's Tea Time," discussion of the benefits of drinking Tea. 

The room set up with red tablecloths and holiday toys and gifts was stunning! 

I especially enjoyed your fun all about Tea history, American and British customs, quiz and information. Also, the assortment of hot tea (lemon ginger, yum), scones (blueberry) and sandwiches (avocado, tomato and tuna) were delicious.

The best news I wanted to share is that I left the support circle feeling empowered to continue my pre-diabetes management with no medication, five years since I changed my life eating habits after completing a Doctors Hospital Joslin Diabetes Education class coupled with periodic attendance in the monthly support group evening meetings.

My morning AIC (blood sugar) goal is100 not more than 130. This morning after your Tea Time meeting and treats, I was pleasantly surprised and pleased to report that my AIC (blood sugar) was 97.  YEA! 

Thanks to your sharing, I am now reading the Diabetic Meals In 30 Minutes or Less book you gifted me. And I am about to eat a spinach salad and enjoy another packet of that delicious Twinings Lemon & Ginger Herbal Tea you gave me.

I appreciate the beautiful Dove with Hibiscus patch you gave me which will remain on my kitchen counter Faith placemat. It will serve as a reminder that I can soar like that Dove while managing my pre diabetes status through discipline and Support Group education. 

THANK YOU again for being a wonderful, enthusiastic, educated and caring support circle facilitator. I bragged about the support circle to a cousin (who has attended some meetings) and others who might be impacted by the disease of diabetes. Through Doctors [Community] Hospital education and support, I now know that with proper management and life style changes,  diabetes does not have to be negatively life changing disease. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS . . . because Jesus is the reason for the season.